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Known Credits: 53

Birthday: 1972-09-06

Place of Birth: Canning Town, London, England, UK

Adult Actor: False

Official Homepage: -

Also Known As

  • Idrissa Akuna Elba

Idris Elba

Biography

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.

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Acting
2015 The Jungle Book as Shere Khan (voice)
2015 Beasts of No Nation as Commandant
2014 No Good Deed as Colin Evans
2014 Second Coming as Mark
2013 Idris Elba: King of Speed - (3 episodes) as Himself
2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom as Nelson Mandela
2013 Enchanted Kingdom 3D as narrator
2013 Thor: The Dark World as Heimdall
2013 Pacific Rim as Stacker Pentecost
2012 The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus as Captain Janek
2012 Prometheus: The Weyland Files as Captain Janek
2012 How Clubbing Changed the World as Himself
2012 Prometheus as Janek
2011 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance as Moreau
2011 How Hip Hop Changed the World as Himself
2011 Thor as Heimdall
2011 Gumball 3000: LDN 2 NYC as Himself
2010 Legacy as Malcolm Gray
2010 Takers as Gordon Jennings
2010 The Big C - (40 episodes) as Lenny
2010 Luther - (14 episodes) as DCI John Luther
2010 The Losers as Roque
2009 Obsessed as Derek
2009 The Unborn as Arthur Wyndham
2008 RockNRolla as Mumbles
2008 The Human Contract as Larry
2008 Prom Night as Detective Winn
2007 This Christmas as Quentin "Junior" Whitfield
2007 American Gangster as Tango
2007 28 Weeks Later as General Stone
2007 The Reaping as Ben
2007 Daddy's Little Girls as Monty
2006 The One Show - (1 episode)
2005 The Gospel as Reverend Charles Frank
2005 The Tyra Banks Show - (1 episode)
2005 The Office - (10 episodes)
2005 Sometimes in April as Augustin
2003 One Love as Aaron
2002 CSI: Miami - (1 episode)
2002 The Wire - (37 episodes) as Stringer Bell
2000 Sorted
2000 Girlfriends - (1 episode)
2000 Soul Food - (1 episode)
1999 Belle Maman as Grégoire
1998 Ultraviolet - (8 episodes) as Vaughan Rice
1998 Ultraviolet as Vaughan Rice
1996 Silent Witness - (2 episodes)
1994 Space Precinct - (1 episode)
1992 Absolutely Fabulous - (1 episode)
1990 Law & Order - (1 episode)
1987 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries - (1 episode)
1900 Dangerfield - (62 episodes) as Matt Gregory
1900 Crocodile Shoes - (1 episode)
Production
2014 No Good Deed … Executive Producer
2012 How Clubbing Changed the World … Executive Producer
2010 Luther - (14 episodes) … Producer