IDRIS ELBA WALKS THE WEST
From action films (Thor and Pacific Rim) to dramas (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and family fare (Finding Dory and Zootopia), Idris Elba, 44, has done it all. Now the star of TV’s
Luther heads into a desolate Old West–like landscape as the Gunslinger in the sci-fi film
The Dark Tower, in theaters Aug. 4, based on a Stephen King novel series. Here are five facts about the London-born actor. 1. He got tonguetied when he met his celebrity crush, Meryl Streep. 2. He moonlights as a DJ, sometimes billed as DJ Driis or Big Driis. 3. He’s an actor with no formal acting training. 4. In 2015, he became the first male to make the cover of Maxim magazine. 5. Daniel Craig nominated him to be the next James Bond.