Idris Elba cancels Norwich club appearance

Idris Elba as DCI John Luther. Photo: BBC

Idris Elba as DCI John Luther. Photo: BBC - Credit: Archant

Hollywood actor Idris Elba was set to appear in the city this weekend but has been forced to cancel.

Idris is best known for his role in hit BBC crime drama Luther but alongside his acting work is an accomplished musician and DJ.

He was first due to perform a DJ set in Mantra in Prince of Wales Road on July 28 but this was rescheduled until this Saturday September 15 due to filming commitments.

His busy schedule has now forced his management to cancel the TV star's appearance altogether and the Facebook event disappeared this week.

A spokesman for Mantra said: 'He has cancelled due to commitments to other programmes and a new Netflix series.

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'All customers who bought tickets were told three weeks ago and have been refunded and offered a free night out on Saturday when he was due to attend.'

READ MORE: Peter Andre cancels Great Yarmouth show for second timeIdris isn't the first star to cancel a Norwich gig as Peter Andre also recently cancelled his September show at the Britannia Pier in Great Yarmouth due to illness.