York musician’s track is selected as official song of new Idris Elba movie

Beth McCarthy and Idris Elba at the premiere of 100 Streets. Photograph: Beth McCarthy on Facebook
9 Nov 2016 @ 7.59 pm
| Entertainment

As a former high-flyer on The Voice, Beth McCarthy knows a thing or two about performing for the cameras.

But now the York singer-songwriter has swapped the small screen for the cinema after her track was picked to be the official song in a major movie.

Beth’s version of the Ralph McTell classing Streets Of London is to play a key role in 100 Streets.

Starring Idris Elba, best known for his leading roles in TV smashes The Wire and Luther, the movie is set in modern London.

Described as “a layered and gripping drama, which takes a fresh look at the vibrant and compelling life of residents in contemporary London”, Elba plays a famous retired rugby player who gets involved in drugs.

It also stars Quantum Of Solace and Clash Of The Titans star Gemma Arterton, and is released on Friday (November 11).

On the red carpet

Idris Elba in 100 Streets. Photograph: Tristan Fewings
Idris Elba in 100 Streets. Photograph: Tristan Fewings

Beth said she was “over the moon” to have had her song chosen. She joined the stars of the movie on the red carpet at its premiere on Tuesday (November 8).

She said on Facebook:

Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Tom Cullen and Kenn Stott are just a handful of the incredible actors starring in 100 Streets and I’m honoured to have had the opportunity to create a music video that includes scenes straight from the film!

You can catch film star Beth playing Fibbers in York on Monday (November 14).