This weekend, millions upon millions of people had to acknowledge that their inevitable romance with Idris Elba might not be in the cards after all. The actor, DJ, and everyone’s potential spouse — if only he had been sitting next to them on an international flight or something — married model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco on Friday. Their wedding reportedly took place at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh. Photos of their nuptials, some of which Dhowre posted to Instagram, will appear in the July issue of British Vogue. Our hearts also go out to those of you banking on running into former Miss Vancouver 2014 Sabrina Dhowre at, say, the Starbucks near your office.
Idris Elba drops a verse
Wiley, Stefflon Don, and Sean Paul have teamed up with Idris Elba on a new track called ‘Boasty’ – stream it below. The Luther actor and DJ, who has recently been confirmed to perform at Coachella 2019, turns his hand to MCing with his own verse on the tropical new cut.
Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd).
Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he’s not seen since she was a baby.
He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow “the righteous path”, he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution – a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).