Idris Elba comedy begins filming
Idris Elba’s Sky comedy, In The Long Run, is now filming Series Two and Three back-to-back.
Elba’s own childhood is the inspiration for the show, which charts the life of Walter Easmon and his family in the mid-1980s on a Hackney council estate.
Elba’s production company Green Door Pictures makes the comedy with Sprout Pictures; Elba penned the first series with a writing team that included comedian Bill Bailey.
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Elba has recently been playing the character Macavity in Working Title and Monumental’s big-screen adaptation of the musical Cats, alongside Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and James Corden.
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