Idris Elba is ready for his close up

Actor Idris Elba is enjoying an interesting kind of fame right now.

In one camp are the people who loved his hard-core performance as Stringer Bell in the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” and his comedic role as new boss Charles Miner on “The Office.” In the other are the people who can’t seem to get enough of his steamy good looks and British accent.

With starring roles in two motion pictures slated for release this year — the fast-paced action film “Takers” and the dark drama “Legacy” — Elba finds himself heating up even more.

But it’s not enough for him.


Pictured: Actor Idris Elba poses in the press room during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images).