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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 & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Played "Achilles" in William Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" - American Place Theater, New York City (2001). 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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Height:

6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on shooting Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)in Romania:] Nicolas Cage came back one day on set ... and he looked a little bit tired, a little bit - kind of like he'd been up all night. So I was like, 'Hey Nic, man, how you doing, man?' and he said 'I'm alright,' and I said, 'You seem a little spooked out,' and he said, 'Yeah man, I went up to Dracula's castle ... the ruins up in the ... See more »

Trivia:

Became a father for the 2nd time at age 41 when his girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to their son Winston Elba on April 17, 2014. See more »

Trademark:

Deep baritone voice

Nickname:

DJ Big Driis

Star Sign:

Virgo

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