Idris Elba in a scene from the Mumford & Sons video for “Lover of the Light”

*Actor Idris Elba puts in double duty in front of and behind the camera for his latest effort – a music video for the folk act Mumford & Sons.

Elba, who begins filming a 3rd season of the BBC’s “Luther” this month, directs and appears in the clip for “Lover Of The Light,” which was shot in the Welsh countryside.

“We are huge fans of Idris’ work, as he’s the most bada** British actor since Richard Briers. So we trusted him,” the group told Britain’s The Sun. “We’ve been fortunate to work with some great directors but we’ve never really enjoyed being in videos. Talking to Idris and Dan (Cadan, scriptwriter) about making a video that we’re not in made it a lot more fun.

“They wrote the treatment after our ale-infused conversation in a pub in London. What they directed we are proud to present.”

Elba tweeted a link to the clip, along with the message: “I want to share this with you… I wrote & directed this video for Mumford And Sons. Very proud amazing song.”

Watch below.