Golden-Globe winning, Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer, Idris Elba has taken on numerous roles but none like this.
In the brand new series, IDRIS ELBA: FIGHTER, Elba will undertake the most physically and mentally demanding experience of his career – training to become a professional kickboxer and ultimately compete against a seasoned fighter in a no-holds-barred bout.
Shot on location in Britain, Cuba, Japan, South Africa and Thailand, he will discover what it really takes to be a professional fighter and will push himself to the limit to overcome pain and fear, master specialised techniques and skills, and ensure both his body and mind are fighting fit. His fame absolutely does not guarantee him a place in the ring; that has to be earned.
Paul Farrer has produced additional music for the three part series, which is made by Shine North and broadcasts on Discovery in 2017.