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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Here's the first look at Idris Elba comedy 'In the Long Run'
  –  February 27, 2018
These are the first pictures of Idris Elba's new Sky comedy 'In the Long Run'. Set in the 1980s, the comedy takes a nostalgic look back at family life in East London. It was inspired by Elba's own childhood. Elba plays father of the family Walter Easmon ...
First Look at Idris Elba’s 1980s Comedy Series ‘In The Long Run’ inspired by his Childhood
  –  February 27, 2018
Idris Elba ‘s upcoming 1980s comedy series “In The Long Run” is set to air soon and we’ve got the details of the show. The series is loosely based on Idris Elba’s childhood and will feature Idris Elba alongside Bill Bailey, Kellie Shirley and ...
James Bond ‘Star Wars The Last Jedi’s John Boyega WILL be first black 007, NOT Idris Elba’
  –  February 27, 2018
The 45-year-old Elba is 4/1 to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, but actor and director Clarke reckons he won’t be the first black 007. Speaking on Talk Stew, he said: “I think John Boyega could be James Bond. Will be James Bond.” He continued ...
Idris Elba's In the Long Run to premiere on Sky One
  –  February 27, 2018
Can’t get enough of Idris Elba? Neither can we (me), so we are very happy to announce that a comedy written by and starring the dreamboat, ahem we mean award-winning actor, is coming to Sky One at the end of March. Shell Suits at the ready, as Elba gives ...
First look at Idris Elba in Sky1’s 80s comedy The Long Run
  –  February 27, 2018
Here is a first look at Idris Elba in his brand new Sky1 comedy The Long Run. The new show is both created by and stars Elba, and is loosely based on the Luther actor’s childhood growing up in 1980s East London. The Golden Globe Award-winning actor and ...
Stefflon Don, Idris Elba, Disciples Live, Ash, MNEK for Boardmasters
  –  February 26, 2018
Boardmasters just got bigger, as more than 50 acts have been announced today for the 2018 festival. Stefflon Don, Disciples LIVE, Idris Elba, Ash, MNEK, Becky Hill and Dusky are just some of the newly-revealed names set to perform at Watergate Bay this ...
Idris Elba to Star in Brit Comedy Based on His Early Days
  –  February 26, 2018
Sabrina Dhowre (L) and Idris Elba attend 'The Mountain Between Us' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Elba, 45, grew up during the ...
First Look: Idris Elba Stars as a Family Man in New Comedy ‘In The Long Run’
  –  February 26, 2018
He’s played an obsessive sleuth, a romantic hero and a futurist gunslinging knight since his breakout role in The Wire, but so far we’ve not seen Idris Elba turn his hand to comedy. (Er, unless you count his 1995 cameo in Ab Fab, that is.
First Look at Idris Elba’s 1980s Comedy Series ‘In the Long Run’
  –  February 26, 2018
Idris Elba is heading back in time as Walter Easmon, a family man in 1980s London, in upcoming Sky comedy ‘In the Long Run.’ Elba created the show, which is loosely based on his own childhood. The actor and director’s production company, Green Door ...
Trailer for “Yardi:” Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut
  –  February 26, 2018
Wake has been a freelance writer for the past several years now and has continued to do what he loves to do while attempting to get his work out to the masses. His greatest loves in life are writing, being a family man, and entertaining readers with his ...
Step back to the 1980s in first look at new Sky One comedy In the Long Run created by Idris Elba
  –  February 25, 2018
A return to 1985 is in store as we throwback to the decade of shell suits and turtlenecks in brand new Sky Original Production In the Long Run, which starts Thursday 29 th March at 10pm on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV. Created by and featuring ...
Watch the trailer for Idris Elba's directorial debut Yardie
  –  February 23, 2018
You probably know Idris Elba from his roles in The Wire, Pacific Rim, Beasts of No Nation, and, most recently, Molly’s Game. You might even know him for his skills as a a DJ. But did you know the Brit has just directed his first movie, Yardie, which ...
‘Yardie’ Trailer: Idris Elba Makes His Directorial Debut with a Jamaican Crime Thriller
  –  February 23, 2018
Audiences love seeing Idris Elba on screen, whether it’s in big franchises like Marvel’s Thor or in the British crime drama series Luther. But will they be just as interested in seeing what he can do behind the camera? Yardie is a new crime thriller ...
First Trailer Arrives For Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut ‘Yardie’
  –  February 23, 2018
STUDIOCANAL has debuted the first trailer for Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie, which makes its European premiere today at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany. We also have the first poster for the movie too. Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s ...
Idris Elba - no wedding date yet
  –  February 23, 2018
Idris Elba reveals he hasn't set a date for his upcoming wedding to Sabrina Dhowre and discusses working as a first-time director on "Yardie" at the film's Berlin International Film Festival premiere. (Feb. 23) CBS News 1:34 48 mins ago
Yardie Trailer: The New Thriller Directed by Idris Elba
  –  February 23, 2018
Studio Canal UK has revealed the first trailer for Sundance thriller Yardie, the feature directorial debut of actor Idris Elba (Thor, Star Trek Beyond, The Dark Tower). Check out the Yardie trailer below! Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie ...
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  –  February 23, 2018
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Idris Elba & Fiancee Sabrina Dhowre Premieres 'Yardie' at Berlin Film Fest - Watch Teaser Trailer!
  –  February 23, 2018
Idris Elba is all smiles as he holds hands with his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre at the premiere of Yardie held during the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on Thursday (February 22) in Berlin, Germany. The 45-year-old actor and the 29-year ...
Idris Elba excited about engagement and directorial debut
  –  February 23, 2018
British actor Idris Elba turned out at the Berlin film festival to launch his new film ''Yardie'' and show off his recent fiancee to the press. Rollo Ross reports. British actor Idris Elba turned out at the Berlin film festival to launch his new film ...
YARDIE: Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut Will Satisfy Your Jamaican Crime Thriller Needs
  –  February 23, 2018
There are few artists I will follow into oblivion anymore, but Idris Elba is certainly one of them. After all, the man crafted one of the most iconic TV characters in the medium's history with The Wire's Stringer Bell, and has only since continued to be ...
Watch the First Trailer for Idris Elba's Directorial Debut 'Yardie'
  –  February 22, 2018
Yardie debuted at Sundance and is screening this week in Berlin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is an adaptation of the 1992 novel of the same name written by Jamaican-born British author Victor Headley. The movie and the book follows a ...
Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'
  –  February 22, 2018
Berlin (AFP) - British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival. The gangster movie is set ...
'Yardie' Trailer: Idris Elba's Directorial Debut Gets Gritty in 1980s London
  –  February 22, 2018
The gangland saga, about a young Jamaican boy who moves from Kingston to London, first debuted at Sundance. Idris Elba unleashed the first teaser trailer for his directorical debut Yardie on Thursday. The film, which had its debut in Sundance and is ...
Idris Elba Eyes More Directorial Projects Following European Launch Of ‘Yardie’ – Berlin
  –  February 22, 2018
Elba was at the Berlin Film Festival for the European premiere of Yardie, his directorial debut. Deadline understands that Elba has already decided on his next project and is in the process of holding talks with backers, while he has also recently stated ...
First Trailer for Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut ‘Yardie’
  –  February 22, 2018
After working with the likes of David Simon, Cary Fukunaga, Kenneth Branagh, Guillermo del Toro, Ridley Scott, and more, Idris Elba has now stepped behind the camera for his directorial debut. Yardie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival a few ...
All Hail Fashion Week's Reigning Couple, Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre
  –  February 22, 2018
Some may view making the rounds at Fashion Week stressful, but not Idris Elba and his new fiancée, Sabrina Dhowre. The pair, who already share plenty of cute moments together, played carefree king and queen of the Burberry front row on Saturday.


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