Idris Elba Now That's What I Call a Wire

8/8/2014 11:10 AM PDT

Idris Elba's Bulge -- Now That's What I Call a Wire

Idris 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.