The Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe-winning actor is training for a new kind of role... to ultimately take on a seasoned fighter in his docu-series Idris Elba: Fighter. The 43-year-old Brit will be shown training across Britain, Cuba, Japan, South Africa and Thailand on Discovery Networks International's channels in early 2017. (Unfortunately, it's not airing in the U.S.)
This explains Elba's sweaty, shirtless social-media posts that captions like "Cutting weight, two days before first fight, mind in the right place. Fear NO guy."