Idris Elba Thrilled with OBE in New Year’s Honors List

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British actor Idris Elba has appeared on Queen Elizabeth’s 2016 New Year’s Honours List, where he was recognized with an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama.

In a statement, Elba seemed absolutely thrilled with the honour saying, “Awards and honours come in all shapes and sizes, and all as significant as the other. But this is beyond special as it comes from Queen and country, and I couldn’t be more proud for receiving this right now. What a year. On me head, son!”

Elba, of course, is currently best known on the small screen for his role as Detective John Luther in the fabulous BBC TV series Luther‘. He also portrayed drug lord Stringer Bell in the HBO series ‘The Wire‘.


As for the big screen, Elba has had starring roles in a host of films including ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’, ‘No Good Deed’, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘, ‘The Gunman‘ and the upcoming ‘Star Trek Beyond‘.

He is also a DJ, recently even opening for Madonna.

Here Idris Elba is just three weeks ago on the set of CBS This Morning, where he talked about returning to the new season of ‘Luther’ and filming ‘Beast of No Nation‘.



Michelle Topham