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Idris Elba


An only child, Idris Elba was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford motor factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 20 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Prometheus
Prometheus Janek
(2012)
Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim Stacker Pentecost
(2013)
Zootopia
Zootopia Chief Bogo
(2016)
Thor
Thor Heimdall
(2011)

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Height:

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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Is an only child of African immigrants living in England. His father was from Sierra Leone and his mother was from Ghana. His name is of Krio African origin. See more »

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Nickname:

DJ Big Driis

Star Sign:

Virgo

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Idris should play 007 and... JoshWhoLovesMovies
I want idris to play a iconic character! pram_d
Too old for Bond newhouse47
So handsome!! weheartmovies
Why is this guy not signed on the play Black Panther?!?!?!?! RickGrimesForPrez
He would make a great Jedi or Sith Lord vCorleone2
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