Loading...

Idris Elba (Idrissa Akuna Elba)

Photos with Idris Elba

Search on Amazon

Biography

Hackney, London, England, UK
Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor.

An only child, he was born and raised in Hackney, London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and did clerical work.

Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant.

He began auditioning for television parts in his early twenties. He has starred in both British and American productions. Read more...

Actor

16
30
Character: Himself - Nominee

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014

0
0
Character: Himself

The Ones to Watch 2014

0
0
0
0
26
Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011

7
Character: Himself

BET Awards 2011 2011

0
0
0
Character: Arthur Wyndham

The Unborn 2009

24
17
Character: Himself

Inside the Cinema 2009

0
35
Character: Detective Winn

Prom Night 2008

35
Character: Himself

The BET Honors 2008

0
40
45
Character: Reverend Charles Frank

The Gospel 2005

24
0
0
10
Character: Gordon Jennings

Takers 2010

29
27
0
Character: Himself

The BRITs Encore 2010

0
Character: Quentin Whitfield

This Christmas 2007

36
Character: Himself

Reel Junkie 2007

0
Character: Jam

Sorted 2000

28
Character: Kimborough

Buffalo Soldiers 2001

10
0
16
29
Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography

The Oscars 2015

25
0
0
0
0
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

The Target 2002

5
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

The Detail 2002

6
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

The Buys 2002

6
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Old Cases 2002

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

The Pager 2002

5
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

The Wire 2002

6
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

One Arrest 2002

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Lessons 2002

6
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Game Day 2002

5
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

The Cost 2002

2
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

The Hunt 2002

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Cleaning Up 2002

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Sentencing 2002

4
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Ebb Tide 2003

10
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Collateral Damage 2003

2
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Hot Shots 2003

6
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Hard Cases 2003

7
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Undertow 2003

4
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

All Prologue 2003

1
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Backwash 2003

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Duck and Cover 2003

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Stray Rounds 2003

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Storm Warnings 2003

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Bad Dreams 2003

4
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Port in a Storm 2003

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Time After Time 2004

5
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

All Due Respect 2004

4
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Dead Soldiers 2004

4
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Hamsterdam 2004

4
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Straight and True 2004

4
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Homecoming 2004

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Back Burners 2004

4
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Moral Midgetry 2004

6
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Slapstick 2004

3
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Reformation 2004

2
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Middle Ground 2004

6
Character: Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Mission Accomplished 2004

5
Character: Himself - Nominee

71st Golden Globe Awards 2014

0
Character: Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012

0
Character: Chief Bogo

Zootopia 2016

71
23
Character: Sean Briar

Bastille Day 2016

23
Character: Himself - Presenter

BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 2016

0
Character: Himself

Episode #1.2 0

0
Character: Himself

Episode #4.297 0

0
Character: Himself

Episode #1.39 0

0
Character: Himself - Interviewee

Pacific Rim 0

0
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #1.1 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #1.2 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #1.3 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #1.4 0

4
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #1.5 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #1.6 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #2.1 0

3
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #2.2 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #2.3 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #2.4 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #3.1 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #3.2 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #3.3 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #3.4 0

2
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #4.1 0

0
Character: DCI John Luther

Episode #4.2 0

1
Character: Himself - Guest

Episode #4.27 0

0
Character: Himself

The Malaysian Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Spanish Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Canadian Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The British Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Belgian Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Italian Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Japanese Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Russian Grand Prix 0

0
0
Character: Himself

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Bahrain Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Canadian Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The British Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Hungarian Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Japanese Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

The Russian Grand Prix 0

0
0
Character: Himself

The Brazilian Grand Prix 0

0
Character: Himself

Episode #1.106 0

9
10
Character: Himself

Episode #5.23 0

0
Character: Himself

Episode #8.34 0

0
Character: Himself

Episode #9.11 0

0
Character: Himself

Fall Movie Special 0

0
Character: Himself

Episode #9.44 0

0
Character: Himself - Guest

Episode #8.127 0

0
Character: Himself - Guest

Episode #8.132 0

0
Character: Himself - Guest

Episode #10.24 0

0
Character: Himself - Guest

Episode #11.79 0

0
0
0
Character: Angelo Sedaris

The Best Defense 0

0
Character: Mac Boone

My Alibi 0

0
Character: Robert Gabriel

Payment in Blood 0

0
Character: Himself

Episode #1.177 0

0
0
Character: Himself - Guest

Episode #8.4 0

0

Directing

Writing