Biography

Idris Elba (born 6 September 1972) is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. One of his first acting roles was in the soap opera Family Affairs. Since then he has worked in a variety of TV and movie projects including Ultraviolet, The Wire, No Good Deed and Zootopia.

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Idris Elba (born 6 September 1972) is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. One of his first acting roles was in the soap opera Family Affairs. Since then he has worked in a variety of TV and movie projects including Ultraviolet, The Wire, No Good Deed and Zootopia.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1972-09-06

Place of Birth Hackney, London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Idrissa Akuna Elba
  • إدريس إلبا
  • Идрис Эльба
  • 伊德瑞斯·艾尔巴
  • イドリス・エルバ
  • 이드리스 엘바

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Molly's Game as Charlie Jaffey
2017 Thor: Ragnarok as Heimdall
2017 The Mountain Between Us as Dr. Ben Bass
2017 The Dark Tower as Roland Deschain
2017 Guerrilla as Kent
2017 Guerrilla(6 episodes) as Kent
2016 Finding Dory: Marine Life Interviews as Fluke
2016 100 Streets as Max
2016 Star Trek Beyond as Krall
2016 Finding Dory as Fluke (voice)
2016 Bastille Day as Sean Briar
2016 The Jungle Book as Shere Khan (voice)
2016 Zootopia as Chief Bogo (voice)
2015 Mandela, My Dad and Me as Himself
2015 Beasts of No Nation as Commandant
2015 King for a Term as Akuna's father
2015 Idris Elba: No Limits(4 episodes) as Himself
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron as Heimdall
2015 The Gunman as Barnes
2015 Cut from a Different Cloth
2014 No Good Deed as Colin Evans
2014 Second Coming as Mark
2014 Enchanted Kingdom as narrator
2013 Idris Elba: King of Speed(3 episodes) as Himself
2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom as Nelson Mandela
2013 Thor: The Dark World as Heimdall
2013 Pacific Rim as Stacker Pentecost
2012 The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus as Captain Janek
2012 The Peter Weyland Files as 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 Luther(22 episodes) as DCI John Luther
2010 The Losers as William Roque
2009 Obsessed as Derek Charles
2009 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency(1 episode)
2009 The Unborn as Arthur Wyndham
2008 The Human Contract as Larry
2008 RockNRolla as Mumbles
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 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as Himself
2007 Daddy's Little Girls as Monty James
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 All In The Game as Paul
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
2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries(7 episodes) as Robert Gabriel
2001 Buffalo Soldiers as Kimborough
2000 Sorted as Jam
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 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Idris Elba
1996 Silent Witness(2 episodes)
1995 The Governor(2 episodes) as Officer Chiswick
1995 Bramwell(1 episode) as Charlie Carter
1995 Dangerfield(62 episodes) as Matt Gregory
1994 Crocodile Shoes(1 episode)
1994 Space Precinct(1 episode)
1992 Absolutely Fabulous(1 episode)
1991 2point4 children(1 episode) as Parachute Instructor
1990 Law & Order(1 episode)
1987 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries(4 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Idris Elba
1900 The Trap
1900 In the Long Run(0 episodes) as Walter Easmon

Production

2015 Beasts of No NationProducer
2014 No Good DeedExecutive Producer
2012 How Clubbing Changed the WorldExecutive Producer
2010 Luther(14 episodes)Producer

Directing

2015 King for a TermDirector
1900 YardieDirector

Creator

1900 In the Long RunCreator

Writing

2015 King for a TermWriter

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