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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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Sep 6, 1972 In Canning Town, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Heads of State
Latest Project:
Movie Sonic the Hedgehog 3 2024-12-19
Known For
Poster of Enchanted Kingdom
Poster of The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
Poster of How Hip Hop Changed the World
Poster of American Gangster
Movie Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Knuckles the Echidna (voice) 2024-12-19
Movie The Trap 2023
Movie Heads of State 2023
Movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Knuckles the Echidna (voice) 2022-03-30
Movie Beast Dr. Nate Daniels 2022-08-11
Movie Thor: Love and Thunder Heimdall 2022-07-06
Movie The Suicide Squad Robert DuBois / Bloodsport 2021-07-28
Movie An Audience with Adele Self 2021-11-21
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Movie The Harder They Fall Rufus Buck 2021-10-22
Movie Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert Self 2020-04-10
Movie One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
Movie Concrete Cowboy Harp 2020-09-13
Movie Cats Macavity 2019-12-19
Movie Kroos Self 2019-07-04
Movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Brixton 2019-08-01
Series Turn Up Charlie Charlie 2019-03-15
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Heimdall 2018-04-25
Movie Pacific Rim: Uprising Stacker Pentecost 2018-03-21
Series In the Long Run Walter Easmon 2018-03-29
Series Guerrilla Kent 2017-04-13
Movie The Dark Tower Roland Deschain 2017-08-03
Movie Thor: Ragnarok Heimdall 2017-10-24
Movie The Mountain Between Us Dr. Ben Bass 2017-10-05
Movie Molly's Game Charlie Jaffey 2017-09-20
Movie Zootopia Chief Bogo (voice) 2016-02-11
Movie The Jungle Book Shere Khan (voice) 2016-04-07
Movie Bastille Day Sean Briar 2016-04-22
Movie Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour Self 2016-12-09
Movie 100 Streets Max 2016-11-11
Movie Star Trek Beyond Krall 2016-07-07
Movie Finding Dory Fluke (voice) 2016-06-16
Movie The Gunman Barnes 2015-02-16
Series Idris Elba: No Limits Himself 2015-07-06
Movie Beasts of No Nation Commandant 2015-09-11
Movie King for a Term Akuna's father 2015-07-09
Movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Heimdall 2015-04-22
Movie Enchanted Kingdom narrator 2014-03-25
Movie No Good Deed Colin Evans 2014-09-10
Movie Second Coming Mark 2014-09-02
Movie Pacific Rim Stacker Pentecost 2013-07-11
Series Idris Elba: King of Speed Himself 2013-12-26
Movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela 2013-11-28
Movie Thor: The Dark World Heimdall 2013-10-30
Movie Prometheus Janek 2012-05-30
Movie How Clubbing Changed the World Himself 2012-08-24
Movie The Peter Weyland Files: 'Prometheus' Transmission Janek 2012-10-09
Movie The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus Self 2012-10-11
Movie Gumball 3000: LDN 2 NYC Himself 2011-01-01
Movie Thor Heimdall 2011-04-21
Movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Moreau 2011-12-11
Movie How Hip Hop Changed the World Himself 2011-08-12
Movie The Losers William Roque 2010-04-23
Movie Legacy Malcolm Gray 2010-10-15
Movie Takers Gordon Jennings 2010-08-26
Series The Big C Lenny 2010-08-16
Series Luther DCI John Luther 2010-05-04
Movie The Unborn Arthur Wyndham 2009-01-09
Movie Obsessed Derek Charles 2009-04-24
Movie RocknRolla Mumbles 2008-09-04
Movie Prom Night Detective Winn 2008-04-10
Movie The Human Contract Larry 2008-09-12
Movie The Reaping Ben 2007-04-05
Movie Daddy's Little Girls Monty James 2007-02-14
Movie Tapping the Wire Himself 2007-07-01
Movie This Christmas Quentin "Junior" Whitfield 2007-11-27
Movie Code Red: The Making of '28 Weeks Later' Self / General Stone 2007-11-09
Movie American Gangster Tango 2007-11-02
Movie 28 Weeks Later General Stone 2007-04-26
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie All In The Game Paul 2006-05-11
Movie The Gospel Reverend Charles Frank 2005-10-07
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 One Love Aaron 2003-05-18
Series The Wire Stringer bell 2002-06-02
Movie Buffalo Soldiers Kimborough 2002-10-31
Movie Sorted Jam 2000-10-06
Series Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Movie Belle Maman Grégoire 1999-03-10
Series Ultraviolet Vaughan Rice 1998-09-15
Series Silent Witness Unknown 1996-02-21
Movie Spiders and Flies Benton 1996-12-07
Series Dangerfield Matt Gregory 1995-01-27
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