"I was homeless. On drugs. Living out of my van." - Idris Elba, age 43, London  Sunday Motivation & Inspiration  "On Never Forgetting Where You Come From; Be Honest With Yourself" by Idris Elba “I come from Hackney (a suburb of London), not a posh neighborhood, quite the opposite, I was homeless, not ashamed to admit I messed about with drugs. That was me. East Ender. But we made do. I will always identify with where I came from. It made me who I am today.

"I was homeless. On drugs. Living out of my van." - Idris Elba, age 43, London Sunday Motivation & Inspiration "On Never Forgetting Where You Come From; Be Honest With Yourself" by Idris Elba “I come from Hackney (a suburb of London), not a posh neighborhood, quite the opposite, I was homeless, not ashamed to admit I messed about with drugs. That was me. East Ender. But we made do. I will always identify with where I came from. It made me who I am today.

series of actor Idris Elba, a middle-aged extremely handsome black man, in promotional pix for his television series 'Luther'; in the final image I have photoshopped in an image of a cake and the words 'Hey, girl. I got you a cake.'

series of actor Idris Elba, a middle-aged extremely handsome black man, in promotional pix for his television series 'Luther'; in the final image I have photoshopped in an image of a cake and the words 'Hey, girl. I got you a cake.'

Idris Elba as Shere Khan In “The Jungle Book” Idris Elba plays Shere Khan, a ruthless and predatory tiger that plagues the peaceful people of the Jungle.

Idris Elba as Shere Khan In “The Jungle Book” Idris Elba plays Shere Khan, a ruthless and predatory tiger that plagues the peaceful people of the Jungle.

Idris Elba  [he's another one who gets exponentially more attractive as he lets age show on his face]  [...and for the record, i have a healthy and supportive relationship with my dad LOL]

Idris Elba [he's another one who gets exponentially more attractive as he lets age show on his face] [...and for the record, i have a healthy and supportive relationship with my dad LOL]

Idris Elba is my ninth choice to play the twelfth doctor because I would really like to see them change it up and make the doctor black. The only reason why I have him in ninth is because the only movies I've seen him act in were obsessed and Prometheus, both where I didn't see a humorous side, at least anything that could be the doctor's humor. One of the things I enjoy most about watching doctor who is the doctors funny faces and remarks so I want an actor who I am sure can play it.

Idris Elba is my ninth choice to play the twelfth doctor because I would really like to see them change it up and make the doctor black. The only reason why I have him in ninth is because the only movies I've seen him act in were obsessed and Prometheus, both where I didn't see a humorous side, at least anything that could be the doctor's humor. One of the things I enjoy most about watching doctor who is the doctors funny faces and remarks so I want an actor who I am sure can play it.

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