Idris Elba Movies and Career Information

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Sep 06, 1972
London Borough of Hackney
Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. He is best known for his portrayal of drug lord and aspiring businessman Russell "Stringer" Bell in the HBO series The Wire, Detective John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Elba has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film, winning one for Best Actor, as well as earning four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Elba has appeared in films such as American Gangster, Takers, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim, and Thor: The Dark World. In addition to his acting work, he is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis and a hip-hop soul musician.

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