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Idris Elba Announces Hiatus from Acting

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Idris Elba attends the GQ Men of the Year 2012 at Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France.
Idris Elba
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Sorry, ladies! British hottie Idris Elba is taking a break from making movies, reports MSN.

The former Wire star revealed the news to the Daily Mirror, saying, "This year I'm not going to work as an actor so I can concentrate on music. I do it from the heart, not for the money."

Elba, who's no stranger to spinning records at clubs and parties, is in the middle of a seven-week residency at a London nightclub. He goes by the name of DJ Driis when he's at the turntable.

Now, let's have a moment of silence for all of the broken hearts out there...

Although the Luther star won't be shooting any new films this year, he has three big works slated for release before the year's end, including Pacific Rim, Thor: The Dark World and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

QUESTION:
Are you heartbroken Idris Elba's taking a break from acting?
Yes! I'm very sad!
31%
No. I think it's great he's pursuing music.
33%
I'm neither happy nor sad about the situation.
37%
Total votes: 356

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