Idris Elba



Place of birth:

Canning Town, London, England, UK:


Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba (born 6 September 1972) is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. Elba grew up in Canning Town, East London. One of his first acting roles was in the soap opera Family Affairs. He has worked in a variety of TV roles including Ultraviolet and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. He is also known for playing Russell "Stringer" Bell, a Baltimore druglord and aspiring businessman, in HBO's The Wire. Elba is also a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis / Big Driis the Londoner, and a hip-hop soul recording artist. In 2009, Elba appeared on a six-episode arc of the American sitcom The Office, playing Charles Miner, Michael Scott's new boss. In 2010, he appeared in the action film The Losers in the role of Roque, the second-in-command of a black-ops team. The same year, he appeared in the thriller Takers. Elba played the title role of Detective John Luther in the 6-part BBC television show Luther that aired from May 4, 2010 on BBC One. Description above from the Wikipedia article Idris Elba, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
as Heimdall
The Dark Tower (2017)
as Roland Deschain / The Gunslinger
The Mountain Between Us (2017)
as Dr. Ben Payne
Finding Dory: Marine Life Interviews (2016)
as Fluke
100 Streets (2016)
as Max
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
as Krall
Finding Dory (2016)
as Fluke (voice)
Bastille Day (2016)
as Sean Briar
The Jungle Book (2016)
as Shere Khan (voice)
Zootopia (2016)
as Chief Bogo (voice)
Mandela, My Dad and Me (2015)
as Himself
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
as Commandant
King for a Term (2015)
as Akuna's father
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
as Heimdall
The Gunman (2015)
as DuPont
Enchanted Kingdom 3D (2014)
No Good Deed (2014)
as Colin Evans
Second Coming (2014)
as Mark
Enchanted Kingdom (2014)
as narrator
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
as Nelson Mandela
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
as Heimdall
Pacific Rim (2013)
as Stacker Pentecost
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus (2012)
as Himself
How Clubbing Changed the World (2012)
as Himself
Prometheus (2012)
as Janek
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
as Moreau
How Hip Hop Changed the World (2011)
as Himself
Thor (2011)
as Heimdall
Gumball 3000: LDN 2 NYC (2011)
as Himself
Legacy (2010)
as Malcolm Gray
Takers (2010)
as Gordon Jennings
The Losers (2010)
as William Roque
Obsessed (2009)
as Derek Charles
The Unborn (2009)
as Arthur Wyndham
The Human Contract (2008)
as Larry
RockNRolla (2008)
as Mumbles
Prom Night (2008)
as Detective Winn
This Christmas (2007)
as Quentin "Junior" Whitfield
American Gangster (2007)
as Tango
28 Weeks Later (2007)
as General Stone
The Reaping (2007)
as Ben
Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
as Monty James
All In The Game (2006)
as Paul
The Gospel (2005)
as Reverend Charles Frank
Sometimes in April (2005)
as Augustin
One Love (2003)
as Aaron
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
as Kimborough
Sorted (2000)
as Jam
Belle Maman (1999)
as Grégoire
Ultraviolet (1998)
as Vaughan Rice
Molly's Game ()
The Trap ()

Production Credits

Beasts of No Nation (2015)
King for a Term (2015)
King for a Term (2015)
No Good Deed (2014)
Executive Producer
How Clubbing Changed the World (2012)
Executive Producer
Yardie ()