Idris Elba

Idris Elba

actor, producer, writer

Idris Elba was born on Sep 06, 1972 in UK. Idris Elba's big-screen debut came with The Governor - Season 2 directed by Bob Mahoney in 1996, strarring Officer Chiswick. Idris Elba is known for The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse directed by Peter Baynton, Jude Coward Nicoll stars as The Boy and Tom Hollander as The Mole. Idris Elba has got 30 awards and 101 nominations so far. The most recent award Idris Elba achieved is Gotham Awards. The upcoming new movie Idris Elba plays is Luther: The Fallen Sun which will be released on Mar 10, 2023.

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped out. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant. To support himself between acting roles, he worked in jobs such as tyre-fitting, cold call advertising sales, and working night shifts at Ford Dagenham. He worked in nightclubs under the nickname DJ Big Driis at age 19, but began auditioning for television roles in his early-twenties.His first acting roles were on the soap opera Family Affairs (1997), the television serial Ultraviolet (1998), and the medical drama Dangerfield (1995). His best known roles are as drug baron Russell "Stringer" Bell on the HBO series Sur écoute (2002), as DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther (2010), and as Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He later starred in the films Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Le bal de l'horreur (2008), RocknRolla (2008), Unborn (2009) and Obsessed (2009). He also appeared in the films American Gangster (2007), Takers (2010), Thor (2011), Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013), Thor: Le monde des ténèbres (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015) and Star Trek: Sans limites (2016). He voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopie (2016), Shere Khan in Le Livre de la jungle (2016), and Fluke in Le monde de Dory (2016).Idris Elba was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2016 New Years Honours for his services to drama.

  • Birthday

    Sep 06, 1972
  • Place of Birth

    Hackney, London, England, UK
  • Also known

    إدريس إلبا, 이드리스 엘바, Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba, Ідріс Ельба, Idrissa Akuna Elba, Идрис Эльба, 伊德瑞斯·艾尔巴, イドリス・エルバ, Ίντρις Έλμπα

Known For


30 wins & 101 nominations

Gotham Awards
The Harder They Fall (2021)
Winner - Tribute Award
National Film Awards, UK
Best Drama
Winner - National Film Award
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Movies & TV Shows

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