Idris Elba

Idris Elba is a television, theatre, and film actor. He began auditioning for television parts in his early twenties. He has starred in both British and American productions. One of his first acting roles was in the UK soap opera Family Affairs. His breakthrough role came when he landed a starring role on the U.S. TV show The Wire portraying drug lord and aspiring businessman Russell “Stringer” Bell in the critically acclaimed HBO series

He is not just an actor, but a producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. He has played various roles on TV as well as film including the part of Detective John Luther in the BBC One series Luther which won him a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Luther. Elba has appeared in films such as American Gangster, Takers, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim and Thor: The Dark World

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