​Idris Elba shares a shirtless workout video ahead of his role in ‘Bastille Day’

Idris Elba has starred in The Wire, Luther and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, but as of yesterday (Oct. 8) he can add Instagram celebrity to his résumé.

The 42-year-old father of two uploaded a shirtless workout video to Instagram, demonstrating one of the techniques that keeps him in tip-top shape.


Training for my next Film. Bastille Day. Grinding.

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The short video shows the actor “grinding,” or rolling a free weight across the floor to work on defining his abdominals.

He is preparing his body for a leading role in the 2016 thriller, Bastille Day, which stars Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden.

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Idris will also be reuniting with his The Wire cast mate, Dominic West, as both stars will be lending their voices to the Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory.

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