Idris Elba Covers Esquire, Discusses ‘The Wire’ & Midlife Crisis

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Published July 6, 2017

Idris Elba covers the August 2017 issue of Esquire.Pin
Idris Elba covers the August 2017 issue of Esquire.

Esquire heads into fall with Idris Elba as its August 2017 cover star. Victor Demarchelier photographs the English actor for the occasion. Checking into a hotel, Elba wears fashions from the likes of Burberry and Louis Vuitton. Connecting with the magazine, the 44-year-old actor reflects on The Wire. He shares, “Where I grew up, gangsters had to be smart. That whole flashy thing—no, mate. It was suits and smiles. I said, ‘That’s how I’m going to make Stringer.'”

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Discussing his father’s death, Elba explains, “I got to a place where I wasn’t even living anymore. I was becoming a robot with my work.” He adds, “I have no fear of jumping out of burning cars or out of buildings on set, but in reality, I couldn’t run one hundred meters. I just felt out of touch with reality.” Read more on Esquire.com.

Idris Elba Esquire Photo Shoot

Actor Idris Elba dons a Paul Stuart robe with a shirt and trousers by Louis Vuitton. He also wears Havaianas sandals.Pin
Actor Idris Elba dons a Paul Stuart robe with a shirt and trousers by Louis Vuitton. He also wears Havaianas sandals.
Victor Demarchelier photographs Idris Elba for the August 2017 issue of Esquire.Pin
Victor Demarchelier photographs Idris Elba for the August 2017 issue of Esquire.
Ready for fall, Idris Elba  wears a herringbone coat and smart pieces by Burberry.Pin
Ready for fall, Idris Elba wears a herringbone coat and smart pieces by Burberry.

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