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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:
73
First Appeared:
In the movie Molly's Game
Latest Project:
Movie Thor: Ragnarok 2017-10-25
Known For
Poster of Star Trek Beyond
Poster of Avengers: Age of Ultron
Poster of Thor: The Dark World
Poster of 28 Weeks Later
Filmography

Molly's Game (2018)

Movie
10 1 votes

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Action Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Heimdall

The Trap (2017)

Crime Horror Thriller
Movie

The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Dr. Ben Payne

The Dark Tower (2017)

Western Science Fiction Fantasy Horror
Movie
as Roland Deschain / The Gunslinger

Bastille Day (2016)

Action
Movie
as Sean Briar
6 215 votes

Zootopia (2016)

Animation Adventure Family Comedy
Movie
as Chief Bogo (voice)
7.6 3065 votes

The Jungle Book (2016)

Adventure Drama Fantasy
Movie
as Shere Khan (voice)
6.6 2117 votes

Finding Dory (2016)

Animation Family
Movie
as Fluke (voice)
6.6 2822 votes

100 Streets (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Max
6.3 19 votes

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Action Adventure Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Krall
6.5 1873 votes

The Gunman (2015)

Action Drama Crime
Movie
as Barnes
5.5 336 votes

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Action Adventure Science Fiction
Movie
as Heimdall
7.3 5022 votes

King for a Term (2015)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Akuna's father

Mandela, My Dad and Me (2015)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Drama War
Movie
as Commandant
7.5 367 votes

Idris Elba: No Limits (2015)

Reality
Series
as Himself

Enchanted Kingdom (2014)

Documentary
Movie
as narrator
5.2 12 votes

No Good Deed (2014)

Crime Thriller
Movie
as Colin Evans
5.6 146 votes

Second Coming (2014)

Drama
Movie
as Mark
4.8 3 votes

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Action Adventure Fantasy
Movie
as Heimdall
6.8 3489 votes

Pacific Rim (2013)

Action Science Fiction Adventure
Movie
as Stacker Pentecost
6.7 4035 votes

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Drama History
Movie
as Nelson Mandela
6.5 194 votes

Idris Elba: King of Speed (2013)

Documentary
Series
as Himself
7 1 votes

Prometheus (2012)

Science Fiction Adventure Mystery
Movie
as Janek
6.2 4059 votes

How Clubbing Changed the World (2012)

TV Movie Documentary
Movie
as Himself

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus (2012)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
5.2 3 votes

Gumball 3000: LDN 2 NYC (2011)

Documentary Adventure
Movie
as Himself

How Hip Hop Changed the World (2011)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself

Thor (2011)

Adventure Fantasy Action
Movie
as Heimdall
6.5 5051 votes

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

Action Fantasy Thriller
Movie
as Moreau
4.7 835 votes

Luther (2010)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as DCI John Luther
7.7 132 votes

The Losers (2010)

Action Adventure Crime Mystery Thriller
Movie
as William Roque
6.2 391 votes

Legacy (2010)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Malcolm Gray
5.3 9 votes

Takers (2010)

Action Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Gordon Jennings
6 309 votes

The Unborn (2009)

Horror Thriller Mystery
Movie
as Arthur Wyndham
4.8 259 votes

Obsessed (2009)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Derek Charles
5.1 91 votes

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
4.7 3 votes

The Human Contract (2008)

Drama
Movie
as Larry
4.6 12 votes

RockNRolla (2008)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Mumbles
6.9 660 votes

Prom Night (2008)

Crime Horror
Movie
as Detective Winn
4.8 122 votes

Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Monty James
6.7 14 votes

The Reaping (2007)

Horror
Movie
as Ben
5.5 151 votes

This Christmas (2007)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Quentin "Junior" Whitfield
7 26 votes

28 Weeks Later (2007)

Horror Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as General Stone
6.5 955 votes

American Gangster (2007)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Tango
7.4 1204 votes

The One Show (2006)

News
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

All In The Game (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Paul
7.2 3 votes

Sometimes in April (2005)

Drama History War
Movie
as Augustin
6.8 13 votes

The Gospel (2005)

Drama Music
Movie
as Reverend Charles Frank
4.3 6 votes

The Office (2005)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.7 194 votes

The Tyra Banks Show (2005)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.3 3 votes

One Love (2003)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Aaron
6.2 3 votes

The Wire (2002)

Drama Crime
Series
as Stringer Bell
8.3 296 votes

CSI: Miami (2002)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
5.4 77 votes

Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

Drama Comedy War Crime Thriller
Movie
as Kimborough
6.5 70 votes

Soul Food (2000)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.3 2 votes

Sorted (2000)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Jam
6 2 votes

Girlfriends (2000)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.8 4 votes

Belle Maman (1999)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Grégoire
4 2 votes

Ultraviolet (1998)

Action Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Vaughan Rice
7.8 9 votes

Ultraviolet (1998)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama
Series
as Vaughan Rice

Silent Witness (1996)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.2 9 votes

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

News Comedy
Series
as Idris Elba
7.2 76 votes

Dangerfield (1995)

Crime Drama
Series
as Matt Gregory
6 1 votes

The Governor (1995)

Drama
Series
as Officer Chiswick

Bramwell (1995)

Drama
Series
as Charlie Carter
6 1 votes

Crocodile Shoes (1994)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Space Precinct (1994)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama
Series
as Unknown
3 1 votes

Absolutely Fabulous (1992)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 29 votes

Law & Order (1990)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 88 votes

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as Idris Elba
6.7 10 votes