Tag: beasts of no nation

Screenplay: ‘Beasts of No Nation’

As civil war rages in Africa, a fierce warlord (Idris Elba) trains a young orphan (Abraham Attah) to join his group of guerrilla soldiers.

Idris Elba Led His Young Cast “By Example” on ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Set

Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation was just nominated for two SAG Awards today: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for its star, Idris Elba. In the film, Elba stars as Commandant and by his side is a young orphaned boy named Agu, who’s played by first-timer, Abraham Attah. The both of them sat down with the LA Times to talk about working together and how Elba helped Attah and the other young actors in their first acting roles. Attah started out by telling his tale of ... Read more

Idris Elba: “Drama is therapy”

"How is it possible for me to be in one state of mind, and then say 'Action' and go into another state of mind?" - Idris Elba on acting