Yahoo News – According to Sir Roger Moore, English born and bred actor Idris Elba isn’t sufficiently "English-English" to be James Bond. The Scot, Welshman, and Irishman he’s referring to are Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan, respectively. Moore — like Elba — was born in London.
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