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Idris Elba

Born: September 6, 1972 (age 45) in London Borough of Hackney

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Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is an British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ.

Elba 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, 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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Idris Elba tweets teaser for 'Luther' Season 5 and OMG

Splendid news, Luther fans — Season 5 is officially on its way. SEE ALSO: Idris Elba is keen to try his hand at more comedy roles – and a musical On Monday night, Idris Elba shared a brief..

Idris Elba returns as Luther in teaser trailer for series 5

The actor has previously promised episodes will be a 'classic' return to form

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YARDIE - Official Trailer - Directed by Idris Elba
YARDIE - Official Trailer - Directed by Idris Elba

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Celebrity of the Week: Idris Elba
Celebrity of the Week: Idris Elba

Actor Idris Elba's career has skyrocketed over the past couple of years and as he's now officially joined the A-list ranks of Hollywood, let's take a closer look at the life of the British star.

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Idris Elba Making New Hunchback Of Notre Dame Movie
Idris Elba Making New Hunchback Of Notre Dame Movie

Idris Elba is set to star in a new adaptation of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'. The 'Yardie' filmmaker will direct the horror - based on Victor Hugo's 1831 novel of the same name - and he is also lined..

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Idris Elba to make Hunchback of Notre Dame film
Idris Elba to make Hunchback of Notre Dame film

'Luther' star Idris Elba is set to direct, produce and star in a modern day adaptation of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' for online streaming service Netflix.

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Idris Elba to direct and star in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'
Idris Elba to direct and star in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

Idris Elba is set to give gothic fairy tale 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' a modern twist as the star and director of the new Netflix movie. 'The Avengers: Infinity War' actor and celebrity DJ will also..

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When does Luther season 5 start and who's in the cast? Everything you need to know as new trailer shows Idris Elba back as John Luther

Luther season 5: BBC One have confirmed the dark police drama will be back for a fifth series [BBC] Idris Elba was last seen as Luther's title character back in December 2015 when series 4 of the..

Amal Clooney Steps Out To Support Giambattista Valli at London Store Opening!

Amal Clooney is all smiles while posing for a photograph at the Giambattista Valli London Store Opening Celebration held on Sloane Street on Thursday (June 14) in London, England. The 40-year-old human..
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Idris Elba & Fiancee Sabrina Dhowre Couple Up for Stella McCartney Store Opening!

Idris Elba and his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre happily strike a pose together while attending Stella McCartney’s Global Flagship Store on Old Bond Street Opening Celebration held on Tuesday (June 12) in..
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Idris Elba says Luther series 5 will be 'classic' return to form

Idris Elba has teased the return of BBC crime series Luther promising a "classic" return to form.

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