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Idris Elba

Actor / Film Producer / Disc Jockey / Record Producer / Composer | * 09/06/1972 (47) | Hackney, London, England, UK
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Idrissa Akuna Elba (born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and singer. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award. Elba appeared in Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Elba portrayed Heimdall in Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and ()
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Idris Elba (born 6 September 1972) is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. One of his first acting roles was in the soap opera Family Affairs. Since then he has worked in a variety of TV and movie projects including Ultraviolet, The Wire, No Good Deed and Zootopia.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Idris Elba

The Prince's Trust British Academy Television Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Idris Elba as Actor(61)

as Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger2021 The Suicide Squad
2020 Deeper
as Macavity2019 Cats
as Heimdall2018 Avengers: Infinity War
as Heimdall2017 Thor: Ragnarok
as Charlie Jaffey2017 Molly's Game
as Dr. Ben Bass2017 The Mountain Between Us
as Roland Deschain2017 The Dark Tower
as Sean Briar2016 Bastille Day
as Krall2016 Star Trek Beyond
as Chief Bogo (voice)2016 Zootopia
as Shere Khan (voice)2016 The Jungle Book
as Max2016 100 Streets
as Fluke (voice)2016 Finding Dory
as Barnes2015 The Gunman
as Akuna's father2015 King for a Term
as Heimdall2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
as Commandant2015 Beasts of No Nation
as himself2015 Mandela, My Dad and Me
as narrator2014 Enchanted Kingdom
as Colin Evans2014 No Good Deed
as Mark2014 Second Coming
as Nelson Mandela2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
as Heimdall2013 Thor: The Dark World
as Stacker Pentecost2013 Pacific Rim
as Janek2012 Prometheus
as Heimdall2011 Thor
as Gordon Jennings2010 Takers
as William Roque2010 The Losers
as Malcolm Gray2010 Legacy
as Derek Charles2009 Obsessed
as Arthur Wyndham2009 The Unborn
as Larry2008 The Human Contract
as Mumbles2008 RockNRolla
as Detective Winn2008 Prom Night
as General Stone2007 28 Weeks Later
as Tango2007 American Gangster
as Quentin "Junior" Whitfield2007 This Christmas
as Monty James2007 Daddy's Little Girls
as Ben2007 The Reaping
as Paul2006 All In The Game
as Augustin2005 Sometimes in April
as Reverend Charles Frank2005 The Gospel
as Aaron2003 One Love
as Kimborough2001 Buffalo Soldiers
as Jam2000 Sorted
as Grégoire1999 Belle Maman
as Benton1996 Spiders and Flies

TV Shows/Series with Idris Elba as Actor(28)

as Charlie2019 Turn Up Charlie
as himself2019 Elba vs. Block
as Walter Easmon2018 In the Long Run
as Kent2017 Guerrilla
as DCI John Luther2010 Luther
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Stringer Bell2002 The Wire
as Vaughan Rice1998 Ultraviolet
as himself1997 The View
as Charlie Carter1995 Bramwell
as Matt Gregory1995 Dangerfield
as Parachute Instructor1991 2point4 children
as Himself - Host1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Idris Elba as Crew(8)

Directing/Director2019 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Production/Producer2019 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Directing/Director2018 Yardie
Directing/Director2015 King for a Term
Writing/Writer2015 King for a Term
Production/Producer2015 Beasts of No Nation
Production/Executive Producer2014 No Good Deed
Production/Executive Producer2012 How Clubbing Changed the World

TV Shows/Series with Idris Elba as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Turn Up Charlie
Production/Associate Producer2010 Luther

Albums by Idris Elba in the iTunes Store

Idris Elba Presents: The Yardie Mixtape

14 Tracks - Reggae
2019 - 7Wallace

Paradise (feat. Idris Elba)

7 Tracks - Electronic
2017 - Reptile Dysfunction

Please Be True - EP

6 Tracks - Dance
2017 - Love & Other

Murdah Loves John

8 Tracks - Pop
2016 - 7 Wallace

Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela

11 Tracks - World
2014 - Green Door Pictures Limited, trading as 7Wallace Limited, under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

Additional Information

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Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Wednesday, 09/06 1972 (September) in London Borough of Hackney (current age: 47 years + 12 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Educated at: National Youth Music Theatre
Other names for Idris Elba (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Idrissa Akuna Elba"
"إدريس إلبا"
"Идрис Эльба"
"伊德瑞斯·艾尔巴"
"イドリス・エルバ"
"이드리스 엘바"
"Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba"
"Ίντρις Έλμπα"
Idris Elba frequently works together with these people:
Stan Lee (13x, Crew)
Ricky Gervais (8x, Actor)
Mindy Kaling (8x, Actress)
Chris Rock (7x, Actor)
Martin Short (7x, Actor)
Yusuf Kakar (7x, Actor)
Tanner Rainville (7x, Cast)
Jack Black (6x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (6x, Actor)
Andrew Stanton (6x, Crew)
David S. Goyer (6x, Crew)
Stephen Merchant (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:50, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/16/2019