It’s official… Idris Elba is sick of talking about James Bond

“I’m probably the most famous Bond actor in the world, and I’ve not even played the role"

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He’s many people’s favourite for the role of James Bond if Daniel Craig were to quit the part – but Luther and The Wire star Idris Elba has had it up to here with people calling him 007.

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“Enough is enough,” Elba told the Telegraph. “I can’t talk about it any more.” 

“It feels like I’m campaigning, and I’m not. At first it was harmless — oh, I know, wouldn’t it be great? — and now it’s started off racial debates. I’m probably the most famous Bond actor in the world, and I’ve not even played the role.” 

Said racial debates were another no-go area for Elba, who said: “As soon as you say discrimination, you’re planting seeds over and over again.

“I don’t want to be called a black actor. You’ve got a generation of people who just want to move forward, not keep going on about the past.”

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Sounds like recent press attention has left Elba a little more shaken than stirred…