He may not be playing Bond, to the disappointment of his legions of fans (ourselves included), but thankfully heartthrob Idris Elba will continue to grace our big and silver screens with his impeccable style and looks to kill. So, what does a man like Idris Elba, who has won the hearts of women the world over, wear to complement a smoulder worthy of Bond rumours? Dashing Oliver Peoples Bradford glasses fit for a man of his calibre.
As a long time fan of the Oliver Peoples brand, Idris Elba stepped out in a pair of sharp Oliver Peoples OV5229 frames and never looked so good. The popular Oliver Peoples spectacles for men and women feature a bold design and eye-catching rounded frames complete with the iconic three-pin flair on the temples. With its angular shape and tapered temples, these OV Bradford glasses are brimming with ageless style, power and intelligence.
These frames are bold yet understated, soft yet strong in dynamic and work spectacularly well for everyday wear. Not to mention, they are just the right marriage of edgy and romantic- fitting for a person who enjoys pieces ahead of their time.
Hailing out of London, Idris Elba first captivated international audiences with his acclaimed role as Russell "Stringer" Bell in the HBO drama series The Wire. Before earning international acclaim, Alba landed himself his first credited role on Absolutely Fabulous in 1995. His part in other notable supporting roles included: The Bill and The Ruth Rendell Mysteries before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career in the U.S- returning occasionally for television roles, such as a part in one of the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. 2007 saw Elba take on roles in big-budget films with his playing the lead in Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls and appearing in a string of films including 28 Weeks Later, This Christmas and Obsessed alongside Beyoncé. Elba is now a household name and has appeared in massively successful films such as American Gangster, Takers, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim and Thor: The Dark World. In addition to his acting work, Elba is a DJ (performing as DJ Big Driis or Big Driis the Londoner) and musician.
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