Idris Elba started driving aged 14

idris-elba-25th-anniversary-palm-springs-international_4010795 While filming a documentary, Idris Elba has revealed he started driving car when he was only 14 years old.

The actor secretly bought and illegally drove a Mini Clubman. His parents didn’t know anything about that and he successfully got away with it as he looked older than his age.

In BBC documentary Idris Elba: King of Speed, he said: “By the time I was 14 I had an obsession with speed. I saved up and bought a car and drove it to school every day. My parent didn’t know I bought it. When you have facial hair at 14, people don’t question your age. I’m not proud of my early exploits but for me it was where it all began.”

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One response to “Idris Elba started driving aged 14”

  1. Victoria says:

    This was a very interesting fact about Idris Elba. Tells much about his nature and desire of exploration and the willingness to get in life what you really dream of. I am happy to find out he was such a purposeful kid and has turned not a very goal-oriented and successful man and brilliant actor. I cannot wait for his Mandela character. I always admire this actor on screen.