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Idris Elba

Now That's What

I Call a Wire

8/8/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Idris Elba BulgeIdris Elba rose to fame playing drug dealer/business developer Stringer Bell on the classic HBO show "The Wire," ... but his talent is still growing.

Elba -- who also drew serious Oscar buzz last year playing Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" -- was spotted earlier this week on the London set of his new movie, "A Hundred Streets."

The king stay the king.

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