Oscars 2015: Idris Elba to present award alongside Liam Neeson, Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman

Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum are also confirmed to present

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Idris Elba will present at the Oscars this Sunday—the academy has confirmed.

Elba is best known for his Emmy award-winning performance in BBC One’s Luther and lead role in the Oscar-nominated Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The actor recently starred in the 2014 thriller No Good Deed and his latest project Beasts of No Nation is slated for release this year.

Last December, the prospect of Elba playing James Bond caused a stir following the Sony Hacks leak.

It has yet to be confirmed which category the British actor will present, but Elba will join fellow presenters Jason Bateman, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum.

Bateman has starred in Oscar-nominated films Juno and Up in the Air.

Elgort is an up-and-coming actor who has starred in the book-to-film adaptations Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars.

Kidman, Neeson, and Paltrow have all received acting nominations at previous ceremonies, with Kidman earning worst actress for her performance in Grace of Monaco at the Barfta Awards.

Tatum recently played an Olympic wrestler in Foxcatcher, which received five Oscar nominations this year in categories including Best Actor and Best Director.

The 87th Academy Awards will air on 22 February on Sky’s pop-up channel Sky Movies Oscars.

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