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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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Appeared in the music video, "Just Came Here To Chill", by R&B group, The Isley Brothers (2006). 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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[on creating the persona of Nelson Mandela for the screen biography] Not having met the man, my dad does remind me of what I imagine him to be in person: the presence, the humor and the way he moves - elegant, but at the same time sturdy, a rock-solid guy. I channeled my dad's energies because he was a big fan of Mr. Mandela and a union guy who struggled for the working man. Instead of a ... See more »

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He appeared on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) special Black Men: The Truth (2007). See more »

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Deep baritone voice

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DJ Big Driis

Star Sign:

Virgo

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