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Idris Elba taking acting hiatus to focus on music


"The Wire" star Idris Elba is taking a break from acting this year so he can concentrate on his musical sideline.

The British actor DJs under the name Driis and is in the middle of a seven-week residency at a London nightclub.

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Elba, who has also directed a video for folk rockers Mumford & Sons, has now revealed he is embarking on an acting hiatus in a bid to further his music career.

"This year I'm not going to work as an actor so I can concentrate on music," he told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper. "I do it from the heart, not for the money."