Thursday, 7 November 2013

A treat for Luther lovers: Idris Elba and Alice Morgan reunite on the red carpet

A treat for Luther lovers: Idris Elba and Alice Morgan reunite on the red carpet 

It's a sight Luther fans have wanted to see since the finale of the TV drama series in July this year. 
DCI John Luther and the murderous Alice Morgan reunited - or rather Idris Elba and actress Ruth Wilson who portrayed Luther and Alice came together in a warm embrace on the red carpet. 
The pair crossed paths at 2013 Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards at London's Claridge's Hotel on Tuesday where Idris took home the Man of the Year award. 
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Reunited: Ruth Wilson gives her former Luther co-star Idris Elba at big kiss on the red carpet of the Harpers Bazaar Woman of the Year awards in London
Reunited: Ruth Wilson gives her former Luther co-star Idris Elba at big kiss on the red carpet of the Harpers Bazaar Woman of the Year awards in London
Funny face: Ruth Wilson looked pleased to see her former co-star Idris Elba as he showed off his Man of the Year award
Funny face: Ruth Wilson looked pleased to see her former co-star Idris Elba as he showed off his Man of the Year award
A treat for Luther lovers: Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson reunite on the red carpet seen for the first time together since Luther ended in July
A treat for Luther lovers: Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson reunite on the red carpet seen for the first time together since Luther ended in July
Ruth looked stunning in a boldly colourful Peter Pilotto gown that epitomised the London designer's distinctive worldly prints and soft sculptural lines inspired by science and nature. 
The dresses orange panels set off Ruth's red hair beautifully and made her stand out from more traditionally safe fashion choices on the red carpet. 
She kept her make-up simple and accessories to a minimum and wore classic black peep-toe shoes in order to allow the gown to shine. 
Show stopper: Ruth looked stunning in a boldly colourful Peter Pilotto with a sheer panel, worldly prints and soft sculptural lines inspired by science and nature
Show stopper: Ruth looked stunning in a boldly colourful Peter Pilotto with a sheer panel, worldly prints and soft sculptural lines inspired by science and nature
Show stopper: Ruth looked stunning in a boldly colourful Peter Pilotto with a daring sheer panel, worldly prints and soft sculptural lines inspired by science and nature
Fired up: The dresses orange panels set off Ruth's red hair beautifully and made her stand out from more traditional fashion choices on the red carpet
Fired up: The dresses orange panels set off Ruth's red hair beautifully and made her stand out from more traditional fashion choices on the red carpet
Pulled it off: Ruth looked stunning in her adventurous choice of outfit
Pulled it off: Ruth looked stunning in her adventurous choice of outfit

In contrast to Ruth's colour pop on the evening Idris wore top to toe black with a buttoned up long sleeve top, smart tailored black trousers and loafers with no socks. 
But on arriving to the event he looked even more dapper topping off his look with a three quarter length, double breasted sky blue wool coat with soft velvet collar.  
The 41-year-old actor looked very happy to be representing the boys having won Man of the Year award and the female focused awards ceremony.  
On for the boys: 41-year-old Idris Elba looked very happy to be representing the boys having won Man of the Year award and the female focused awards ceremony
On for the boys: 41-year-old Idris Elba looked very happy to be representing the boys having won Man of the Year award and the female focused awards ceremony
Thumbs up: Idris looked dapper topping off his look with a three quarter length, double breasted sky blue wool coat with soft velvet collar
Thumbs up: Idris looked dapper topping off his look with a three quarter length, double breasted sky blue wool coat with soft velvet collar
From Luther to Loafer: Idris looked smart in a sky blue coat among an array of celebrities arriving to the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards at London's Claridge's Hotel
Dapper gent: Idris was among an array of celebrities arriving to the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards at London's Claridge's Hotel
Luther to Loafer: Idris looked smart in a sky blue coat and loafers with no socks among an array of celebrities arriving to the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards at London's Claridge's Hotel
A star turn: Idris Elba posed on the red carpet with American actress Gillian Anderson before the ceremony
A star turn: Idris Elba posed on the red carpet with American actress Gillian Anderson before the ceremony
Luther fans will be happy with news that since BBC drama Luther came to an in July it has been confirmed that the hit series will get the big screen treatment.
Big Screen: Luther is set to be made into a prequel movie starring Idris Elba
Big Screen: Luther is set to be made into a prequel movie starring Idris Elba
Writer Neil Cross has revealed that most of the cast will be back for the anticipated film, including leading man Idris Elba and Warren Brown as the detective’s sidekick Justin Ripley.
Viewers saw Ripley shot dead in the TV finale in July but Cross has revealed he was so keen to include the character in the film that he’s penned a prequel script.
Cross has revealed that it didn’t feel right doing a movie without Brown’s character, so it made sense to go back to the beginning for the film.
Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Cross revealed: ‘I’ve written the script and we hope to get the film made next year.
‘Idris is a brilliant leading man and we’ve hoped to turn Luther into a movie for a long time.’
Whilst Luther lovers will no doubt be thrilled by the resurgence of Ripley and other characters including Luther’s wife Zoe (Indira Varma) and colleague Ian Reed (Steve Mackintosh), the prequel leaves no room for the popular character of Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson) to make an appearance.
However, Ruth could reprise her role as murderous Alice though, with rumours of a spin off series.

Winny an award: Naomie Harris appeared at Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in a bra-revealing Gucci gown after picking up the coveted award for British Actress of the Year
Winny an award: Naomie Harris appeared at Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in a bra-revealing Gucci gown after picking up the coveted award for British Actress of the Year
Strapping gal: Bond girl Naomie Harris plays Winnie Mandela in the hotly anticipated biopic Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom
Strapping gal: Bond girl Naomie Harris plays Winnie Mandela in the hotly anticipated biopic Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom
Strapping gal: Bond girl Naomie Harris plays Winnie Mandela in the hotly anticipated biopic Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom 
Happy with her win: Naomie looked stunning in a Gucci gown and much younger than her 37 years
Happy with her win: Naomie looked stunning in a Gucci gown and much younger than her 37 years
Meanwhile, Idris is set to star in hugely-anticipated Nelson Mandela movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom alongisde Naomie Harris who was also in attendance at the Harpers Bazaar event. 
Naomie, 37, appeared at Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in a bra-revealing Gucci gown after picking up the coveted award for British Actress of the Year.
British actor Idris plays the extraordinary South African leader and campaigner and he is heard reading from Mandela’s autobiography A Long Walk To Freedom – in a convincing accent.
The long walk: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris star in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom out in January 2014
The long walk: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris star as Nelson and Winnie in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom out in January 2014
The Luther star’s first words are ‘I have walked the long walk to freedom. It has been a long walk and it is not over yet’.
Bond girl Naomie Harris plays Winnie Mandela in the biopic, and she has her own new poster for the film, which has the tagline ‘the leader you knew, the woman you didn’t’.
The movie, released in the UK in January 2014, tells the extraordinary story of Mandela's life, from his childhood in a rural village to being imprisoned on Robben Island and then becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994.
Freedom: Idris plays the extraordinary South African leader and campaigner and he is heard reading from Mandela¿s autobiography A Long Walk To Freedom ¿ in a convincing accent
Freedom: Idris plays the extraordinary South African leader and campaigner and he is heard reading from Mandela¿s autobiography A Long Walk To Freedom ¿ in a convincing accent
Idris, Ruth and Naomie were joined on the red carpet by the great and good of the fashion and showbiz worlds, including Oscar-winning British actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia, who picked up the Green Award and Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham. 
Rita Ora certainly commanded attention as she hit the red carpet, showing off newly-dyed platinum locks that were so bright they were almost white.
On the cusp: Naomi is best known for her turn as a Bong Girl in Skyfall, but is set for super stardom thanks to her impressive portrayal of Winnie Mandela
On the cusp: Naomi is best known for her turn as a Bong Girl in Skyfall, but is set for super stardom thanks to her impressive portrayal of Winnie Mandela


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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

US President Barack Obama will host a special screening of the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at the White House



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Photos: Naomie with other Honorees at ELLE's Women In Hollywood Celebration



Honorees Shailene Woodley and Naomie Harris, ELLE Editor in Chief Robbie Myers and honorees Marion Cotillard, Reese Witherspoon, Melissa McCarthy, Eva Marie Saint and Nancy Meyers pose with award onstage at ELLE's 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.











Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Naomie Harris, Jourdan Dunn and Victoria Beckham win at Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards

Cara who? Jourdan Dunn leads the way at Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards as she clinches model prize

She arrived on the modelling scene much earlier than her British counterpart, Cara Delevingne.
But it seems that all of Jourdan Dunn's hard work has finally paid off as she scoops up the Model prize at Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards on Tuesday evening.
The 23-year-old looked stunning in her monochrome ensemble whilst she posed for the cameras whilst holding her award at Claridge's hotel, on Brook Street.
Well-deserved: Jourdan Dunn holds up her much-deserved model award at the Harper's Bazaar event on Tuesday evening
Well-deserved: Jourdan Dunn holds up her much-deserved model award at the Harper's Bazaar event on Tuesday evening
Winner: Jourdan Dunn won the Model award at Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridge's hotel
Winner: Jourdan Dunn won the Model award at Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridge's hotel
The black and white panel dress was completed with a sexy side-split to highlight the model's statuesque physique.
Jourdan accessorised with a black clutch bag and a delicate silver ring and bracelet whilst leaving her long raven locks to tumble over her shoulder. 
She had to qualms about giving smouldering looks to the cameras, which only highlighted her flawless complexion and magnificent cheekbones.
Smouldering: Jourdan shows why she earned the model award at the event as she gives her best smouldering look to the cameras
Smouldering: Jourdan shows why she earned the model award at the event as she gives her best smouldering look to the cameras
Jourdan, who was first discovered in a Primark store in Hammersmith, was not the only one to pick up a prestigious award at the ceremony which honours women from the worlds of art, fashion, film and music.
    American actress Gillian Anderson opted for full-on gothic glamour as she hit the red carpet in the capital, dazzling in a black satin splayed-hem gown with floral embellishment.
    She scooped up the Television Icon award at the event, for her many roles including playing Dana Skully in hit TV series The X Files.
    Making a statement: American actress Gillian Anderson opted for full-on gothic glamour as she hit the red carpet in the capital, dazzling in a black satin splayed-hem gown with floral embellishment
    Making a statement: American actress Gillian Anderson opted for full-on gothic glamour as she hit the red carpet in the capital, dazzling in a black satin splayed-hem gown with floral embellishment
    Although David could not attend the prestigious occasion, Victoria Beckham did not fly solo as she attended the 2013 Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards at London's Claridge's Hotel on Tuesday evening.
    The 39-year-old designer was accompanied by her handsome teenage son Brooklyn, 14, as she picked up the coveted Special Contribution to British Fashion award at the star-studded event.
    Demure: Victoria Beckham pulls a demure pose when holding up her award for Special Contribution to British Fashion
    Demure: Victoria Beckham pulls a demure pose when holding up her award for Special Contribution to British Fashion
    LBD: Showing off her typically impeccable style credentials, Victoria opted for a simple, yet sophisticated, full-length black gown for the star-studded occasion
    LBD: Showing off her typically impeccable style credentials, Victoria opted for a simple, yet sophisticated, full-length black gown for the star-studded occasion
    Cate Blanchett opted for understated elegance with her choice of outfit, choosing a simple khaki full-length gown, while wearing her blonde locks swept into a chic chignon.
    But when the Hollywood star - who won the International Actress award - turned around to show off her look, she revealed a daring cutaway scooped back and a brave thigh-high split.
    Effortless elegance: Cate Blanchett opted for understated elegance with her choice of outfit, choosing a simple khaki full-length gown, while wearing her blonde locks swept into a chic chignon
    Effortless elegance: Cate Blanchett opted for understated elegance with her choice of outfit, choosing a simple khaki full-length gown, while wearing her blonde locks swept into a chic chignon
    Representing the boys at the female-laden ceremony, Luther actor Idris Elba looked typically dapper in a sky blue wool coat as he posed alongside Gillian Anderson on the red carpet before collecting his Man of the Year gong.
    However he was not the only male in attendance, as Sir Mick Jagger also cut a dapper figure in a maroon silk blazer and crisp white shirt as he posed on the red carpet with his long-term partner, L'Wren Scott.
    The fashion designer - who won the Tastemaker award - showed off her toned porcelain legs in a delicate kimono-style red and white dress, featuring a daring thigh-high split, as she posed up a storm alongside her rocker beau.
    He's the man: Idris Elba arrives for the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in a fetching blue coat
    He's the man: Idris Elba arrives for the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in a fetching blue coat
    The thigh's the limit! The fashion designer showed off her toned porcelain legs in a delicate kimono-style red and white dress, featuring a daring thigh-high split, as she posed up a storm alongside her rocker beau
    The thigh's the limit! The fashion designer showed off her toned porcelain legs in a delicate kimono-style red and white dress, featuring a daring thigh-high split, as she posed up a storm alongside her rocker beau
    Also being the supportive husband was Oscar-winning British actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia, who picked up the Green Award.
    The King's Speech star looked dapper as he showed off his newly-slimline figure in a slick black suit, while his Italian wife was the picture of elegance in a black floor-length high-neck gown with a satin bodice.
    Actress Naomie Harris added a touch of Hollywood glamour to the proceedings, showcasing her slim frame in an elegant plunging midi-dress, featuring daring sheer bra detail at the cleavage.
    The 37-year-old star completed her positively showstopping look with towering strappy shoe boots, and wore her raven locks swept back from her neck to show off the design of her striking gown in all its glory as she collected the British actress accolade.
    Her turn in the spotlight! Livia picked up the Green Award for her environmental efforts
    Her turn in the spotlight! Livia picked up the Green Award for her environmental efforts
    Pleased: Naomie Harris looked pleased with herself for clinching the British Actress award
    Pleased: Naomie Harris looked pleased with herself for clinching the British Actress award
    Taking the plunge: Actress Naomie Harris added a touch of Hollywood glamour to the proceedings, showcasing her slim frame in an elegant plunging midi-dress, featuring daring sheer bra detail at the cleavage
    Taking the plunge: Actress Naomie Harris added a touch of Hollywood glamour to the proceedings, showcasing her slim frame in an elegant plunging midi-dress, featuring daring sheer bra detail at the cleavage
    Rita Ora certainly commanded attention as she hit the red carpet, showing off newly-dyed platinum locks that were so bright they were almost white.
    Shunning her usual penchant for outlandish ensembles, the 22-year-old singer chose to show off her incredible hourglass curves in a simple oatmeal-coloured gown with dramatic fishtail detailing.
    Injecting a welcome pop of colour to her outfit, the How We Do hitmaker completed her look with a slick of rouge lipstick and dazzling winged eyeliner as she collected her Musician award.
    She's ecstatic: Rita Ora looked very pleased with herself for winning the music award
    She's ecstatic: Rita Ora looked very pleased with herself for winning the music award
    Dressed to impress: Shunning her usual penchant for outlandish ensembles, the 22-year-old singer chose to show off her incredible hourglass curves in a simple oatmeal-coloured gown with dramatic fishtail detailing
    Dressed to impress: Shunning her usual penchant for outlandish ensembles, the 22-year-old singer chose to show off her incredible hourglass curves in a simple oatmeal-coloured gown with dramatic fishtail detailing
    Russian model Natalia Vodianova, winner of the Philanthropist accolade, chose a black and cobalt-cut out number, while British actress Ruth Wilson opted for a quirky and futuristic multicoloured flared shift dress with a sheer cutaway to accentuate her slim waist.
    Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Justine Picardie said: 'The annual Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards are a timely reminder of the incredible achievements that women have made in the worlds of fashion, art, business, books, philanthropy, film and theatre.
    'This year’s winners are all truly remarkable, with talents and ambitions that are matched by their heartfelt commitment and compassion.’
    The 2013 Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards were held in association with Estée Lauder, Audemars Piguet and Selfridges & Co.
    Beaming with pride: Natalia Vodianova, winner of the Harper's Bazaar Philanthropist of the Year Awards and designer Stella McCartney pose for photographers
    Beaming with pride: Natalia Vodianova, winner of the Harper's Bazaar Philanthropist of the Year Awards and designer Stella McCartney pose for photographers
    Model behaviour: Russian model Natalia Vodianova chose a black and cobalt-cut out number with a fishtail hem
    Model behaviour: Russian model Natalia Vodianova chose a black and cobalt-cut out number with a fishtail hem

    2013 HARPER'S BAZAAR WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS - FULL LIST OF WINNERS

    Gillian Anderson – Television Icon
    Victoria Beckham – Special Contribution to British Fashion
    Cate Blanchett – International Actress
    Jourdan Dunn – Model
    Idris Elba – Man of the Year
    Livia Firth – Green Award
    Frida Giannini – International Designer
    Naomie Harris – British Actress
    Aerin Lauder – Businesswoman
    Rita Ora – Musician
    JK Rowling – Inspiration
    L’Wren Scott – Tastemaker
    The creators, producers and cast of Downton Abbey – Special Contribution
    Natalia Vodianova - Philanthropist



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    Naomie Harris wearing Gucci gown wins British Actress of the year at Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards

    Body confident: Naomie Harris wears bra-revealing Gucci gown to Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards  

    Naomie Harris is known for being body confident. 
    But the 37-year-old English actress took it to the next level when she appeared at Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in a bra-revealing Gucci gown. 
    And she certainly caught people's attention as she posed on the red carpet at Claridge's hotel, Brook Street, on Tuesday evening.
    Revealing: Naomie Harris wore a sexy bra-revealing dress at the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridge's on Tuesday
    Revealing: Naomie Harris wore a sexy bra-revealing dress at the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridge's on Tuesday
    The Gucci dress was patterned with a number of red, purple and pink stripes whilst cut with a plunging neckline which exposed a mesh bra.
    Naomie teamed the dress with a small black clutch bag, a pair of strappy ankle boots and a pair of silver drop earrings.
    With her body looking toned and glistening, the London-born actress posed effortlessly with one hand on her hip. 
    Sexy: Naomie Harris wears sexy Gucci dress for Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards
    Sexy: Naomie Harris wears sexy Gucci dress for Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards
    She kept her long raven locks poker straight whilst opting for smokey eye make-up and just a touch of nude lip gloss to not detract from the intricate gown. 
    Harper's Bazaar said of the awards, which honours women from the worlds of art, fashion, film and music, that it 'promises to be bigger and better than ever, with an international A-list crowd descending on London for the most stylish party in town'.
    Naomie accompanied Idris Elba in South Africa over the weekend to promote their film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
    The pair play president Nelson Mandela and his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in the film which tells the story of Mandela from his childhood days in Qunu, Eastern Cape, to his time in prison on Robben Island and his struggles with the transition from an apartheid state to a democratic country.
    Their tour started on Saturday with a press conference at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, and the film is due to be released in South Africa and the US on November 28.
    The film also features popular local actors Jamie Bartlett, Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Terry Pheto, Thomas Gumede and Zenzo Ngqobe.
    Attracting all the attention: Naomie Harris attracted much attention from the crowds of fans and photographers at the event which celebrates the work of women
    Attracting all the attention: Naomie Harris attracted much attention from the crowds of fans and photographers at the event which celebrates the work of women
    Speaking to the BBC earlier this year about the role, she said:  ‘We both had to undergo prosthetics for about four hours a day because we play the characters from very young ages right through to, Nelson is 76 by the end of the movie and I’m 47.’ 
    Talking about meeting Winnie for the first time, she said: ‘It was intimidating at first but a real privilege. One of the things you’re really scared about when you are playing someone who is such an icon and such a formidable kind of character – is how do they want to be seen?’
    Discussing her character’s controversial nature, she continued: ‘That’s the joy of playing a character who is so controversial and so misunderstood as well. You have to understand that she is a product of a particular time in history and circumstances and it’s very difficult now to judge those circumstances. She had a terrible time.’

    2013 HARPER'S BAZAAR WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS - FULL LIST OF WINNERS

    Gillian Anderson – Television Icon
    Victoria Beckham – Special Contribution to British Fashion
    Cate Blanchett – International Actress
    Jourdan Dunn – Model
    Idris Elba – Man of the Year
    Livia Firth – Green Award
    Frida Giannini – International Designer
    Naomie Harris – British Actress
    Aerin Lauder – Businesswoman
    Rita Ora – Musician
    JK Rowling – Inspiration
    L’Wren Scott – Tastemaker
    The creators, producers and cast of Downton Abbey – Special Contribution
    Natalia Vodianova - Philanthropist



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    Elba brings Mandela biopic to Johannesburg


    Elegant: Naomie's dress had a very elegant yet sexy feel to it, showing off her toned arms

    At the premiere for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' in Jo-burg, actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris walked the red carpet with members of Mandela's family, his wife Graca Machel, Winnie-Madikizela Mandela and his granddaughter Ndileka Mandela. (Nov. AP