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Luther and Mandela star Idris Elba eyes musical role?

The Hackney-born actor who stars in ''Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'', would reportedly like to combine his love of music and acting

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Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

He may well have become a household name playing hard hitting roles including the deranged detective Luther, but Idris Elba has West End aspirations, according to the Evening Standard.

The paper quotes him as saying "In future, I want to do a musical. I want to do things that challenge me. I've got a keen eye on music and would like to do something that marries my world of acting and music. I am not sure if I can sing very well but I will be good - I promise! I will be captivating.

"I have [done the stage] in the past sporadically throughout my career. In the future, I'd like to do it. The problem with theatre is that I have a short attention span so I can't do it for six months or whatever."

What musical would you like to see Idris Elba in? We've taken the opportunity to make a few suggestions...

1. Idris ValElba

2. ShrekElba

3. Idris Todd

4. Phantom of the Elba


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