STARmeter
Top 500
Up 242 this week

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 »

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 people
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 27 people
created 17 Jun 2013
 
a list of 21 people
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 41 people
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 29 people
created 6 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Idris Elba.

User Polls

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

Known For

Filmography

To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences.

Hide Hide Show Show Actor: Movie (35 credits)
Show Show Actor: TV (35 credits)
Show Show Actor: Video Game (1 credit)
Show Show Producer: TV (6 credits)
Show Show Producer: Movie (4 credits)
Show Show Director: TV (1 credit)
Show Show Writer: TV (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (62 credits)
Show Show Self: Video (6 credits)
Show Show Self: Movie (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in Fat Joe's music video, "All I Need". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

| | See more »

Height:

6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Appeared on the cover of Essence's "Hot Hollywood Men" issue, April 2004. See more »

Nickname:

DJ Big Driis

Star Sign:

Virgo

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The wire treynolds230
As the Green Lantern alex-cp8
Why is this guy not signed on the play Black Panther?!?!?!?! RickGrimesForPrez
Do some Americans not like Idris because he's British? amanda_m87
Is he the black Sean Bean? Miliowee
Can Danzel and Will Smith please go away? bangersuper
Discuss Idris Elba on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page