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Idris Elba collects OBE at Buckingham Palace ceremony

PUBLISHED: 18:17 11 March 2016 | UPDATED: 18:17 11 March 2016

Actor Idris Elba collected his OBE today (picture: PA)

Actor Idris Elba collected his OBE today (picture: PA)

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Former Canning Town schoolboy turned Hollywood actor Idris Elba has collected his OBE – and made his mum ‘very happy’.

The 43-year-old was joined by his mum, Eve, for today’s ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The star took to Twitter this morning to post a picture of himself in a suit, following it up with a family snap outside the palace.

Elba, who was born in Newham, was made an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to acting.

He said at the time: said: “Awards and honours come in all shapes and sizes and all as significant as the other.

“But this is beyond special as it comes from Queen and country, and I couldn’t be more proud for receiving this right now.”


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