Idris Elba

Idris Elba



Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba OBE (/ˈɪdrɪs ˈɛlbə/, born 6 September 1972)[2] is an English actor, producer, musician, and DJ.[3][4] He is best known for playing DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther as well as the narcotrafficker Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire,[5] and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.[6][7]

Elba appeared in Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007), Takers (2010), Thor (2011), and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). He was also in Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015), for which he received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and Molly's Game (2017). In 2016, he voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopia, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, Fluke in Finding Dory and played the role of Krall in Star Trek Beyond. He will make his directorial debut with an adaptation of the 1992 novel Yardie by Victor Headley.[8]

In addition to his acting work, Elba is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis (or Big Driis the Londoner) and a hip hop and soul musician.[9] In 2016, he was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World.[10]



Dream On Dutts
Dream On Dutts is a song by musical artist Idris Elba, released on May 12, 2017.
Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Thor: The Dark World
Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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NAACP Image Awards Early Winners Include Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Jordan Peele and Tiffany Haddish
  –  January 16, 2018
The 49 th annual NAACP Image Awards are unique in that they celebrate achievements by people of color in literature, film, music and television. This year’s live telecast is hosted by Anthony Anderson and is broadcast on TV One. In advance of the Jan. 15 ...
Idris Elba and Bruno Mars big winners at NAACP Image Awards
  –  January 15, 2018
Idris Elba and Bruno Mars were among the winners on the first night of the NAACP Image Awards on Sunday (14Jan18). The actor took home awards for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special for his role in Guerrilla and ...
Jordan Peele, Idris Elba, Tiffany Haddish among early NAACP Image Awards winners
  –  January 15, 2018
(LOS ANGELES) -- Idris Elba, Tiffany Haddish and Jordan Peele were multiple winners in the non-televised categories for the NAACP Image Awards. Elba was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for THOR: Ragnarok, and was also named ...
Jordan Peele, Idris Elba among early NAACP Image winners
  –  January 15, 2018
LOS ANGELES — Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Anthony Anderson and Danny Glover will be in the spotlight at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night. Anderson is hosting the ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which will be broadcast live on TV One.
Idris Elba, Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar Win NAACP Image Awards
  –  January 15, 2018
Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Tiffany Haddish, Jordan Peele and Kendrick Lamar were among the big winners at the gala dinner announcing the non-televised categories at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which took place on Sunday night at the Pasadena Conference Center.
Tiffany Haddish, Idris Elba Win at NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Portion
  –  January 15, 2018
The winners in the non-televised categories of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced Sunday night, with Tiffany Haddish and Idris Elba among those taking home awards. Elba won for best actor in a television movie or miniseries for Showtime’s ...
NAACP Image Awards: Jordan Peele,Tiffany Haddish, Idris Elba Among Winners In Non-Televised Categories
  –  January 15, 2018
Hosted by The Real’s Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley, winners for a whopping 47 categories were announced, honoring outstanding representations and achievements of people of color in motion pictures, television, music ...
Idris Elba found directing difficult
  –  January 13, 2018
Idris Elba didn't realise how "difficult" directing would be. The 45-year-old actor has stepped behind the camera to work on 'Yardie', and though he had a lot of "fun" making a film for the first time, it wasn't easy. He said: "I consider myself fortunate ...
Luther Season 5: Idris Elba Is “Back in London, Back in the Coat”
  –  January 12, 2018
London has one of its greatest protectors back, investigating the evils that the streets spew out. Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok) took to Twitter on Thursday to let fans know that Detective John Luther was “back in London, back in the coat” – which ...
Idris Elba Is A Proud Father At Daughter’s 16th Birthday Party
  –  January 12, 2018
dris Elba‘s little girl, Isan turned 16 a few days ago, and the handsome actor along with the girl’s mother threw her a lavish sweet sixteen party to celebrate. The ‘Luther‘ star’s daughter Isan took to social media last Wednesday to share ...
First Look: Idris Elba on Set for ‘Luther’ Season 5; BAFTA Winner Wunmi Mosaku Joins Cast
  –  January 12, 2018
“It’s good to be back in London, back in the coat,” Elba says of his return in the four-parter alongside Dermot Crowley (Hard Sun), Michael Smiley (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Patrick Malahide (Game of Thrones) as DSU Martin Schenk, Benny ...
Idris Elba returns for 'biggest, scariest' edition of 'Luther' yet
  –  January 11, 2018
Jan. 11 (UPI) --Idris Elba has begun work on a fifth season of the BBC's London cop drama Luther. Also returning for the four-part installment are Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide. Wunmi Mosaku joined the ensemble as Police Detective ...
Idris Elba begins filming ‘Luther’ season 5
  –  January 11, 2018
Despite his fiery temper and tendency to break the law when it suits him, detective inspector John Luther is a risk the BBC is more than willing to take at this point. And that is why Idris Elba is back in the coat for a fifth series of “Luther,” the ...
Idris Elba reprises his role as Luther for fifth series of the hit BBC drama
  –  January 11, 2018
Good news for fans of BBC one drama Luther – the show is coming back for a fifth series. Idris Elba is returning to his iconic role as DCI John Luther, and has already been spotted on set. Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide will return ...
Luther is back for series 5: First look at Idris Elba back on set
  –  January 11, 2018
Luther star Idris Elba said it feels great to be back in the detective’s famous coat as he started shooting the new series of the gritty crime drama. The actor, 45, is filming the fifth series of the BBC One programme in London. “It’s good to be back ...
Idris Elba Teases New Season of ‘Luther': ‘It’s Good to Be Back’ (Video)
  –  January 11, 2018
Idris Elba teased his return to “Luther” on Twitter on Wednesday with a short video from his first day back on set. “It’s good to be back in London, back in the coat,” he wrote, accompanied by a video of himself in costume. A fifth season of the ...
Idris Elba Was In Full Daddy Mode For His Daughter's All-White Sweet 16
  –  January 11, 2018
Idris Elba's daughter, Isan, just celebrated her 16th birthday and, of course, dad was there to proudly ring in the milestone. Isan took to Instagram to share photos of the fun-filled event, which took place in Atlanta at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park ...
Idris Elba Throws His Daughter an Extravagant Sweet 16 Party: 'Always Been Daddy’s Little Girl!'
  –  January 11, 2018
Idris Elba first introduced his daughter Isan at a red carpet premiere in 2007, and now the actor is celebrating her latest milestone with a Sweet 16 party. The Molly’s Game actor, 45, was proudly by his oldest child’s side when she hosted her close ...
Idris Elba hails 'strong' Meghan Markle as 'beacon' and 'role model' for all women
  –  December 15, 2017
Meghan Markle will be a "beacon" and "role model" as she joins the Royal Family, actor Idris Elba has told Sky News. The star of Luther and The Wire, who was supported by the Prince's Trust, was speaking ahead of a dinner at Buckingham Palace to celebrate ...


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