Elba Eyes EastEnders Role

May 6, 2010 by  
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Idris Elba, otherwise known as Stringer Bell, is apparently aching to appear in EastEnders (recently re-titled by Gordon Brown as “The EastEnders�). One of the best loved characters of The Wire, Elba told reporters, before embarking on the Gumball 3000 rally, that having a cameo in one of Britain’s best loved soaps would please his mum who is an avid fan of the show.

Elba has been busy in America having smashed the restraints the Atlantic normally imposes on British actors. He has appeared on the US version of The Office as well as having starred in 2007’s American Gangster. Recently the actor has returned to English shores and is currently starring in the popular show Luther which is attracting millions of viewers.