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Idris Elba


Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor. He was born an only child and grew up in London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and did clerical work. Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Alive Alone (pre-production)
Jamal
 2015 Beasts of No Nation (filming)
Commandant
 2014/I No Good Deed (completed)
Colin Evans
 2012/I Prometheus
Janek
 2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Video Game)
Truck (voice)
 2011 Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Intervention (2011) ... Police Officer
 2011 Thor
Heimdall
 2010 The Big C (TV Series)
Lenny
- Taking Lumps (2010) ... Lenny
- Blue-Eyed Iris (2010) ... Lenny
 2010/I The Losers
Roque
 2009 Obsessed
Derek
 2007 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
Carla
- Mad About You (2007) ... Carla
 2007 The Reaping
Ben
 2007 Daddy's Little Girls
Monty
 2006 All in the Game (TV Movie)
Paul
 2005 The Gospel
Reverend Charles Frank
 2005 World of Trouble (TV Movie)
 2005 Jonny Zero (TV Series)
Hodge
- To Serve and to Protect (2005) ... Hodge
 2005 Sometimes in April (TV Movie)
Augustin
 2005 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Paul Raymond
- All in a Panic (2005) ... Paul Raymond
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Angelo Sedaris
- The Best Defense (2003) ... Angelo Sedaris
 2003 One Love
Aaron
 2003 Soul Food (TV Series)
Smitty
- Sacrifice Fly (2003) ... Smitty
 2002 Hack (TV Series)
Mac Boone
- My Alibi (2002) ... Mac Boone
 2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Robert Gabriel
- Payment in Blood (2002) ... Robert Gabriel
 2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
Lonnie Liston
- 3 Dawg Night (2001) ... Lonnie Liston
 2001 Buffalo Soldiers
Kimborough
 2001 London's Burning (TV Series)
L / Cpl. Frost
- Episode #13.10 (2001) ... L / Cpl. Frost
- Episode #13.9 (2001) ... L / Cpl. Frost
 2000 In Defence (TV Series)
PC Paul Fraser
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... PC Paul Fraser
 2000 Sorted
Jam
 1999 Dangerfield (TV Series)
Matt Gregory
- Tying the Knot (1999) ... Matt Gregory
- Something Personal (1999) ... Matt Gregory
- A Day in the Country (1999) ... Matt Gregory
- Haunted (1999) ... Matt Gregory
- Diminished Responsibility (1999) ... Matt Gregory
 1999 Belle maman
Grégoire
 1998 Verdict (TV Series)
PC Brian Rawlinson
- Neighbours from Hell (1998) ... PC Brian Rawlinson
 1997 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Tim Webster
- Episode #1.158 (1997) ... Tim Webster
- Episode #1.155 (1997) ... Tim Webster
- Episode #1.150 (1997) ... Tim Webster
- Episode #1.147 (1997) ... Tim Webster
- Episode #1.121 (1997) ... Tim Webster
 1997 Insiders (TV Series)
Robinson Bennett
- Exposure (1997) ... Robinson Bennett
- Good Behaviour (1997) ... Robinson Bennett
- Offending Behaviour (1997) ... Robinson Bennett
- Guilty (1997) ... Robinson Bennett
- Soft Touch (1997) ... Robinson Bennett
 1997 Behind the Mask (Short)
Ovronramwen
 1997 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Charlie
- Blood, Sweat and Tears: Part 2 (1997) ... Charlie
- Blood, Sweat and Tears: Part 1 (1997) ... Charlie
 1996 Crocodile Shoes II (TV Mini-Series)
Jo-Jo
- Troubled Man (1996) ... Jo-Jo
 1996 Crucial Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Benton
- Spiders and Flies (1996) ... Benton
 1996 The Governor (TV Series)
Officer Chiswick
- Episode #2.2 (1996) ... Officer Chiswick
- Episode #2.1 (1996) ... Officer Chiswick
 1996 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Raffy / Pest Controller
- Simisola: Part Three (1996) ... Raffy
- Simisola: Part Two (1996) ... Pest Controller
- Simisola: Part One (1996) ... Raffy
- Heartstones (1996) ... Pest Controller
 1994-1995 The Bill (TV Series)
Earl Lee / Alex Mason
- Mother's Ruin (1995) ... Earl Lee
- Pig in the Middle (1994) ... Alex Mason
 1995 Bramwell (TV Mini-Series)
Charlie Carter
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Charlie Carter
 1995 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Hilton
- Sex (1995) ... Hilton
 1994 Space Precinct (TV Series)
Pizza Delivery Man
- Double Duty (1994) ... Pizza Delivery Man
 1994 2point4 Children (TV Series)
the Parachute Instructor
- Fortuosity (1994) ... the Parachute Instructor
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Other Works:

Appeared in the music video, "Blow Your Mind", by rap artist 'Styles P', featuring Swizz Beatz (2007). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being considered a sex symbol] Look, when I wasn't on TV or in films, I didn't get any special attention when I went out. Some beautiful people always attract attention. I didn't until I got on television. So I'm on these lists only because I'm on TV. It happens to me all the time, still. I'll sit in a pub and nobody will recognize me. I might see an attractive woman, but she doesn't ... See more »

Trivia:

Spent part of his early career living in his car. See more »

Nickname:

DJ Big Driis

Star Sign:

Virgo

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Why is this guy not signed on the play Black Panther?!?!?!?! RickGrimesForPrez
As the Green Lantern alex-cp8
Do some Americans not like Idris because he's British? amanda_m87
Can Danzel and Will Smith please go away? bangersuper
He should be the next Batman Lord_Vittles_VI
5 Great (Fake) American Accents nicholan
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