• Person:Idris Elba
  • Birth Date:September 6th, 1972 - Hackney, London, England, UK
  • Credits: Acting

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Full Bio 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.

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Idris Elba to Star in ‘Bastille Day’

Andrew Baldwin wrote this script about an American operative investigating a terrorist attack in Paris. Vendome Pictures is financing and producing.

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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Poster

Justin Chadwick directs with Idris Elba in this biopic from The Weinstein Company that follows South African leader Nelson Mandela’s plight from incarceration to emancipation.

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Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba stand tall as they face off against a race of alien monsters in this epic thriller from director Guillermo Del Toro.

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