Most of us would be pretty happy if we were continually linked to playing James Bond, but Idris Elba has expressed frustration at the subject continually being brought up. He believes that, even if the chance at landing the coveted role existed, it has now been killed off by people talking about it so much.

Speaking at a question and answer session at the British Film Institute in London on Tuesday, the star of 'The Wire' and 'Luther' told the audience: “honestly, it’s a rumor that’s really starting to eat itself. If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it’s gone.”

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Elba also denied that any talks with the Bond producers had ever happened, and then blamed current 007 for spreading the rumour. “Daniel Craig actually set the rumour off. About four years ago he said Idris Elba would be a great Bond and then it started to creep,” he explained. “I blame Daniel.”

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The 42 year old actor was speaking at the premiere of a self-produced documentary entitled Mandela, My Dad and Me. It concerns the making of his own 2014 album mi Mandela, which he in turn made having been inspired by research he had done when he starred in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Meanwhile, BBC One also confirmed on Wednesday that a fourth season of ‘Luther’ was in the can. Tweeting a video message featuring Elba himself, who has played Detective John Luther in the series since 2010, the corporation also said that the fourth instalment would be a two-part special that will air later this year.

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