Taking care of business
Actor, musician, director, DJ and businessman: Idris Elba is a man with big plans
In the 15 years since his breakthrough in The Wire, he has starred in blockbusters and art house films, won a Golden Globe, released two albums, founded a production house, received an OBE, launched a clothing label and made his directing debut. Now he’s back with the fifth series of the BBC’s hit detective show, Luther. But that’s just for starters. There’s also an action movie, more TV, and even a cocktail bar in London. As he poses for his third Esquire cover, we ask: what makes Idris Elba run?