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Idris Elba


Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor. An only child, he was born and raised in Hackney, 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Played "Paul" in "Battieman Blues", a new play by 'Oscar Lumley-Watts' - Sadler's Wells, London (1993). See more »

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

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6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
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By the way, you know I've never watched The Wire (2002). I've seen a full episode at screenings but never at home. I've never watched an entire season. I've not seen any episode of season two, most of season three and none of seasons four and five. I'm supercritical of my own work. As an actor, if you're being told how wonderful you are, what do you need to strive for? I don't know if I'm good ... See more »

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Deejays under the name "Big Driis the Londoner" See more »

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DJ Big Driis

Star Sign:

Virgo

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The wire treynolds230
As the Green Lantern alex-cp8
Why is this guy not signed on the play Black Panther?!?!?!?! RickGrimesForPrez
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Is he the black Sean Bean? Miliowee
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