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Idris Elba

Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba (born 6 September 1972) is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. Elba grew up in Canning Town, East London. One of his first acting roles was in the soap opera Family Affairs. He has worked in a variety of TV roles including Ultraviolet and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. He is also known for playing Russell "Stringer" Bell, a Baltimore druglord and aspiring businessman, in HBO's The Wire. Elba is also a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis / Big Driis the Londoner, and a hip-hop soul recording artist. In 2009, Elba appeared on a six-episode arc of the American sitcom The Office, playing Charles Miner, Michael Scott's new boss. In 2010, he appeared in the action film The Losers in the role of Roque, the second-in-command of a black-ops team. The same year, he appeared in the thriller Takers. Elba played the title role of Detective John Luther in the 6-part BBC television show Luther that aired from May 4, 2010 on BBC One. Description above from the Wikipedia article Idris Elba, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 6, 1972 In Canning Town, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
74
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1929-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie Thor: Ragnarok 2017-10-25
Known For
Poster of Idris Elba: No Limits
Poster of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Poster of The Governor
Poster of The Ruth Rendell Mysteries
Filmography
Movie Thor: Ragnarok Heimdall 2017-10-25
Movie Molly's Game 2017
Movie The Trap Unknown 2017
Movie The Mountain Between Us Dr. Ben Payne 2017-03-08
Movie The Dark Tower Roland Deschain / The Gunslinger 2017-07-28
Movie The Jungle Book Shere Khan (voice) 2016-04-07
Movie Zootopia Chief Bogo (voice) 2016-02-11
Movie The Take Sean Briar 2016-04-22
Movie 100 Streets Max 2016-11-11
Movie Finding Dory: Marine Life Interviews Fluke 2016-11-15
Movie Finding Dory Fluke (voice) 2016-06-16
Movie Star Trek Beyond Krall 2016-07-07
Movie The Gunman DuPont 2015-02-16
Series Idris Elba: No Limits Himself 2015-07-06
Movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Heimdall 2015-04-22
Movie King for a Term Akuna's father 2015-07-09
Movie Beasts of No Nation Commandant 2015-09-11
Movie Mandela, My Dad and Me Himself 2015-12-07
Movie Enchanted Kingdom narrator 2014-03-25
Movie Afrika Das magische Königreich Narrator (engl.) 2014-05-02
Movie No Good Deed Colin Evans 2014-09-12
Movie Second Coming Mark 2014-09-02
Movie Pacific Rim Stacker Pentecost 2013-07-11
Movie Thor: The Dark World Heimdall 2013-10-29
Movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela 2013-12-06
Series Idris Elba: King of Speed Himself 2013-12-26
Movie How Clubbing Changed the World Himself 2012-08-24
Movie Prometheus Janek 2012-05-30
Movie The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus Himself 2012-10-11
Movie Gumball 3000: LDN 2 NYC Himself 2011-01-01
Movie Thor Heimdall 2011-04-21
Movie How Hip Hop Changed the World Himself 2011-08-12
Movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Moreau 2011-12-10
Series Luther DCI John Luther 2010-05-04
Movie The Losers Roque 2010-04-23
Movie Takers Gordon Jennings 2010-08-26
Movie Legacy Malcolm Gray 2010-10-15
Movie The Unborn Arthur Wyndham 2009-01-09
Movie Obsessed Derek 2009-04-24
Series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Unknown 2008-03-23
Movie Prom Night Detective Winn 2008-04-10
Movie The Human Contract Larry 2008-09-12
Movie RockNRolla Mumbles 2008-09-04
Movie The Reaping Ben 2007-04-05
Movie Daddy's Little Girls Monty 2007-02-14
Movie American Gangster Tango 2007-11-02
Movie This Christmas Quentin "Junior" Whitfield 2007-11-27
Movie 28 Weeks Later General Stone 2007-04-26
Movie All In The Game Paul 2006-05-11
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Sometimes in April Augustin 2005-02-17
Series The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Movie The Gospel Reverend Charles Frank 2005-10-07
Movie One Love Aaron 2003-05-18
Series CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Series The Wire Stringer Bell 2002-06-02
Series Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Movie Sorted Unknown 2000-10-06
Movie Belle Maman Grégoire 1999-03-10
Movie Ultraviolet Vaughan Rice 1998-09-01
Series Ultraviolet Vaughan Rice 1998-09-15
Series Silent Witness Unknown 1996-02-21
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Idris Elba 1996-07-22
Series Dangerfield Matt Gregory 1995-01-27
Series Bramwell Charlie Carter 1995-05-01
Series The Governor Officer Chiswick 1995-05-14
Series Space Precinct Unknown 1994-10-03
Series Crocodile Shoes Unknown 1994-11-10
Series Absolutely Fabulous Unknown 1992-11-12
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Unknown 1987-08-02
Series The Academy Awards Idris Elba 1929-05-16