Idris Elba

6 Sep 1972

Actor, Producer, Director

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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Filmography (39 titles)

(movie, 2021)
···The Suicide Squad
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Ben Turner · Bronze Tiger)
(movie, 2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Macavity)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Brixton)
(movie, 2018)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 2018)
···Avengers: Infinity War
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Heimdall)
(movie, 2018)
···Pacific Rim: Uprising
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Stacker Pentecost)
(movie, 2017)
···Thor: Ragnarok
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Heimdall)
(movie, 2017)
···The Mountain Between Us
Genre: Romance, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Ben Bass)
(movie, 2017)
···Molly's Game
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Charlie Jaffey)
(movie, 2016)
···Star Trek Beyond
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Krall)
(movie, 2016)
···Finding Dory
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Fluke (voice))
(movie, 2016)
···Bastille Day
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Sean Briar)
(movie, 2016)
···The Jungle Book
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Shere Khan (voice))
(movie, 2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Chief Bogo (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Beasts of No Nation
Genre: War, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2015)
···Avengers: Age of Ultron
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Heimdall)
(movie, 2015)
···The Gunman
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Barnes)
(movie, 2014)
···No Good Deed
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Second Coming
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mark)
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Nelson Mandela)
(movie, 2013)
8.5Thor: The Dark World
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Heimdall)
(movie, 2013)
···Pacific Rim
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Stacker Pentecost)
(movie, 2012)
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Janek)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Moreau)
(movie, 2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Heimdall)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gordon Jennings)
(movie, 2010)
···The Losers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as William Roque)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Malcolm Gray)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Derek)
(movie, 2009)
···The Unborn
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Arthur Wyndham)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mumbles)
(movie, 2008)
···Prom Night
Genre: Crime, Horror
Role: Actor (as Detective Winn)
(movie, 2008)
···The Human Contract
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Larry)
(movie, 2007)
···This Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Quentin "Junior" Whitfield)
(movie, 2007)
···American Gangster
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Tango)
(movie, 2007)
8.528 Weeks Later
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as General Stone)
(movie, 2007)
7.3The Reaping
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Ben)
(movie, 2007)
···Daddy's Little Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Monty)
(movie, 2005)
···Sometimes in April
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Augustin)