Idris Elba plans pub trip to toast Emmy nomination


Luther star Idris Elba has just been nominated for a big Hollywood award but he plans to celebrate at a London pub.

The Hackney-born actor, 43, said he would toast his Emmy nod, adding that it was a "good feeling" to be nominated for the BBC One drama.

Idris Elba in Luther

He will compete against Tom Hiddleston, who has been nominated for The Night Manager, and Benedict Cumberbatch, nominated for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, in the lead actor in a limited series or movie category.

Speaking at a photocall for his new film Star Trek Beyond in London on Thursday, he said he had "found out literally as I just walked in".

He continued: "It's lovely. I wasn't expecting that."

Discovering he would be taking on his fellow Brits, the shocked Londoner said, " Really? That's good.

Idris Elba

"It's good for British actors at the minute."

The actor added that he would "definitely" be celebrating.

"I'm not sure what, probably go to a pub," came his understated reply.

It is his fourth Emmy nomination for Luther, but he is yet to win.