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Idris Elba announces break from acting to focus on music

Yes, you read the headline correct. Famed British actor Idris Elba is ready to put his acting chops to rest for a while to focus on music.

Photo: Essence

Photo: Essence

Elba, known for starting in HBO’s The Wire, films American Gangster, The Losers, Thor & more is taking a year-off from acting to focus on music.

He DJs under the name Driis, and is right now doing a seven-week residency at a London nightclub. Elba has also directed a video for Mumford & Suns.

“This year I’m not going to work as an actor so I can concentrate on music,” he told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper. “I do it from the heart, not for the money.”

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@Mikhail XO 1D FOR LIFE!

But I love Idris. We breathed the same Whole Foods air in Chelsea  a few months ago.

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Rickey
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@Mikhail XO I miss Lombe. Did we really chase him away? I thought he came back here for The X Factor. Sigh.