It's been a busy year for Idris Elba who not only got married and filmed action blockbuster 'Hobbs and Shaw' opposite Jason Statham and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, but he also found time to show off his musical chops.

It turns out, on set, in between takes, Elba was writing and recording music on his iPad inspired by his character.

"People know that I DJ and I make music and all that, but the hybrid of being able to put something that I've made specifically for a movie I'm in is new territory for me," told Entertainment Weekly.

And when Elba pitched it to director David Leitch it got the green light and made it into the movie.

"Idris is an artist in so many ways; he's an incredible actor and also a martial artist and a musician. And when you're surrounded by artists like that, you want to just take advantage of it and support the creativity and see where it goes," said Leitch.

The movie follows the unlikely pairing of Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw as they battle with a cyber-enhanced villain called Brixton played by Elba. Watch the final trailer here.

'Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw' is due for release on August 2nd.