Mumford & Sons and The Wire and Luther star Idris Elba have teamed up for the video to the band's forthcoming single, Lover of the Light.

Check out the video here.

Shot in and around the Pembrokeshire countryside in Wales, the short film marks the Golden Globe-winning actor's directorial debut, and he also stars in the promo.

Co-directed by acclaimed scriptwriter Dan Cadan, the video merges together two separate ideas that originally came from both Mumford & Sons and Elba.

Speaking about the collaboration, Mumford & Sons said: "We are, quite obviously, huge fans of Idris Elba's acting work, as pretty much anyone can agree he's the most badass British actor since Richard Briars. So we trusted him as the director for our latest video."

Lover of the Light, released on November 30, is taken from Mumford & Sons' second album, Babel.

Babel debuted at Number One in Ireland, the UK and US in September, and has sold over 1 million copies globally.