Folk rockers Mumford and Sons have revealed that they are huge fans of Luther actor Idris Elba.

The band worked with Elba on their 2012 video Lover of the Light, which he directed and starred in as a blind man who runs through a forest despite his disability.

Speaking to UK online station Absolute Radio, frontman Marcus Mumford says that the band were thrilled to team-up with Elba: ''We're just big fans of his really and had an idea for him to be in a music video and then he said he wanted to direct it, so we talked about the creative idea for it and he really took it on and wrote it with a mate of his.''

Rockers Mumford and Sons have revealed that they are huge fans of Luther actor Idris Elba

Mumford also explained that the band - also comprised of Ben Lovett, Country Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane - have "never been ambitious" when it comes to record sales.

''We've never been ambitious to be big and we've also never wanted to be small necessarily. We've asked our manager just not to keep us up to date on records.

''We know about ticket sales pretty well, because that's what we sort of know and love, record sales aren't really that relevant to us.''