Idris Elba Addresses James Bond Rumors During "Yardie" Premiere

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

The British actor helped fuel speculation that he will be the next James Bond last week when tweeted a selfie and wrote "my name's Elba, Idris Elba", echoing the famous 007 catchphrase.

However, this seems to be just another example of why you shouldn't believe everything on the internet - as the Luther actor has recently come out and definitively shut down the rumours.

The actor was speaking at the premiere of his directorial debut, Yardie.

Asked by Good Morning Britain if he would prefer his Martini shaken or stirred, he replied: "Stir-fried, actually".

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Idris, 45, was supported by his stunning fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, 29, who was dressed in an elegant blue gown. Daniel Craig has played James Bond for four films now, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre.

The GMB reporter then asked, "Am I looking at the next 007?" He will return for one more James Bond film, the tentatively titled James Bond 25, before retiring.

The film was supposed to be helmed by Danny Boyle but the Slumdog Millionaire director has walked out of the project due to creative differences with the producers.

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