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Idris Elba says coronavirus had ‘traumatic’ impact on his mental state

Idris Elba says coronavirus had ‘traumatic’ impact on his mental state

Entertainment
Idris Elba has said having coronavirus had a "traumatic" impact on him mentally.The actor and his wife Sabrina Dhowre tested positive for COVID-19 early in the outbreak. He says he is now "fully recovered" and feeling "lucky to be alive and thankful for being able to kick" the virus, in an interview with the Radio Times. March: 'This is serious. Think about social d...
Idris Elba denies suggesting annual week of lockdown

Idris Elba denies suggesting annual week of lockdown

Entertainment
Idris Elba has denied suggesting an annual week of quarantine, clarifying recent comments made in an interview about the coronavirus pandemic.In a tweet posted on Sunday, Elba said he had not meant an enforced lockdown, but rather a way of marking what people have been through during the COVID-19 outbreak. The actor himself was diagnosed with coronavirus back in March, but said he was lucky not to suffer serious symptoms. March: Idris Elba reve...
Parasitic wasp species that targets invasive stink bug named after Idris Elba

Parasitic wasp species that targets invasive stink bug named after Idris Elba

Science
Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Scientists have named a newly discovered parasitic wasp species after the actor Idris Elba. The species -- its scientific name, literally, Idris elba -- was found in Guanajuato, Mexico. The wasp parasitizes an invasive stink bug called the bagrada bug, a pest that causes major damage to cruciferous vegetables. Scientists described the new species this week in the Journal of Hymenoptera Research. The Idris genus was first described in 1856. Today, the genus includes more than 300 species. All other known Idris species infest the eggs of spiders. "This is the first association of an Idris species with a non-spider host, and the association is confirmed with molecular diagnostic tools that enable identification of parasitoid and host from the remains of parasitized eggs," ...
Dispute over Idris Elba play Tree as writers claim they were ‘pushed off’

Dispute over Idris Elba play Tree as writers claim they were ‘pushed off’

Entertainment
A row has arisen over a play created by Idris Elba after two writers who worked on it claimed they were shut out and suffered "intimidation and disrespect".Tree, which will premiere at the Manchester International Festival, is credited to Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah.Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley said they worked on it for four years but were "pushed off" and got no credit.In response, the producers said Tree "needed to go in a very different direction with a new writer attached".Manchester International Festival and London's Young Vic theatre, along with Elba's production company Green Door Pictures, acknowledged that Allen-Martin and Henley were "involved in exploring ideas" for the show.They said they were "grateful" to the ...
Idris Elba and wife ‘first African couple on British Vogue cover’

Idris Elba and wife ‘first African couple on British Vogue cover’

Entertainment
Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre have said they are "proud" to be featured as the "first African couple" on the cover of British Vogue.Both Elba and Dhowre posted pictures from the couple's wedding photo shoot for the magazine on their Instagram pages, each highlighting their history-making pictures. The couple chose to get married in Marrakesh, Morocco, as they both have family from Africa, according to Vogue. Image: Elba says Dhowre changed his views on getting married again Speaking in an interview with the magazine's editor-in-chief Edward Enniful, who was a guest at their wedding in April, Elba spoke about his love for Dhowre, saying they had been "inseparable" since they first met.He said that after being married twice bef...