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Photos of Idris Elba Masterclass


In June last year Idris Elba gave an actors masterclass at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London. To start the afternoon off Idris selected some audience members to read a scene from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. The idea of this according to Idris is some people spend so much time dreaming of being an actor instead of doing.

The majority of the afternoon took the form of questions and answers. He talked about advantages of going to drama schools and the fact that it made him work harder because he had not go the drama school route. He also talked about once your off the ground as an actor how to keep things moving and the doors open.

Part of the way through Idris did some one on one sessions with actors from the audience. Idris then critiqued it. They then did their scenes again taking on board Idris's advice.

After this Idris went back to question and answers. Idris was asked about Ridley Scott's ‘Prometheus’ film which Idris is due to star in but said he could not give out any information about that. He then talked about BBC1's Luther series and how being an executive producer on it as well as led actor allows him more creative input.

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Idris Elba with audience members reading a scene from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’
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Idris Elba with audience members reading a scene from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’
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