Idris Elba

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Idris Elba (born 06.11.1972) is an English actor possibly best known for his roles as drug lord Russell "Stringer" Bell in American show 'The Wire' and DCI John Luther in BBC series 'Luther'.

Childhood: Idris Elba grew up in Canning Town, East London. His parents are Winston, a Ford factory worker from Sierra Leone, and Eve, a clerical worker from Ghana; both met in Africa before moving to the UK. When he was 14, he helped his uncle with his job as a wedding DJ and later set up his own DJ company where he played in nightclubs under the name Big Driis. He left school at 16 and joined the National Youth Music Theatre with a grant from the Prince's Trust.

Acting Career: Idris Elba's first credited TV role was as a gigolo on the hit 90s comedy series 'Absolutely Fabulous' which starred Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. He was Tim Webster in the soap opera 'Family Affairs' and rose to fame in 1998 as Vaughan Rice in the horror series 'Ultraviolet'. He landed his first starring role in 'The Wire' in 2002 after he moved to the US. In 2005, he impressed in American series 'Sometimes in April' and in 2009 he took on a new role in the hit comedy 'The Office'. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy after making a guest appearance in 'The Big C' and won a Golden Globe as the lead actor in 'Luther'. Idris has appeared in several films, taking on the lead role in 'Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls' in 2007. He also made appearances in the zombie film '28 Weeks Later', 'American Gangster', 'This Christmas', Guy Ritchie's 'RocknRolla' and the horror flick 'The Unborn'. He had a starring role opposite Beyonce Knowles in 'Obsessed' and portrayed a soldier in 2010's 'Legacy'. Most recently, he was in the Marvel based flicks 'Thor' and 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' and Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'. He is due to appear in the sci-fi dystopia 'Pacific Rim' and has the starring role in an upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic. Idris Elba: Music Career Idris Elba has appeared in several music videos including for Fat Joe, Angie Stone and Giggs in 2001 and Busta Rhymes in 2009. He released his first EP, 'Big Man', on Hevlar Records in 2006 and performed on the intro on Jay-Z's 'American Gangster' album. He released his first single, 'Please Be True', and his second EP, 'Kings Among Kings', in 2009 and his third EP, 'High Class Problems Vol. 1' came out in the UK in 2010. He performed on the intro on Pharoahe Monch's album 'W.A.R.' in 2011 and in Mumford & Sons video for 'Lover of the Light' in 2012.

Personal Life: Idris Elba was formerly married to Dormowa Sherma with whom he has a daughter, Isan. He lives between his home in London and his home in Atlanta close to where Isan lives. He is the Anti-Crime Ambassador for the Prince's Trust and supports the football club Arsenal F.C.



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Finding Dory Trailer


Dory's past has always eluded her, she's a little forgetful fish whose bright character and warm heart make up for all the times she's got herself - and her friends - into trouble. Dory lives with Marlin and Nemo but now she wants to go out and find her real parents. Before she can begin her real adventure, Dory finds herself being scooped up and taken to a marine institute. Whilst in quarantine, Dory meets a whole host of new friends who instantly take to the little blue tang. Hank, the octopus, Bailey the white beluga whale and Destiny the whale shark are just a few creatures who will help her. 

For Dory, her mission is quite clear, she must escape the confines of her new home and return to the ocean to find her family - whilst hopefully finding Marlin and Nemo once again too. Dory's new friends in the institute are eager to help Dory out however they can. 

Finding Dory is the 2016 follow-up to the 2003 film Finding Nemo. Like the first film, it was written and directed by Andrew Stanton but this time directorial duties are in partnership with Angus MacLane.

Star Trek Beyond Trailer


Star Trek Beyond is the thirteenth film to be released from the Star Trek franchise and comes as the follow up to Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Simon Pegg Drew On Comedy Skills For Star Trek Beyond


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The British actor joined the likes of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana in becoming a part of the new lineup, which was reprised seven years after 2002's Star Trek Nemisis. Simon plays engineer Scotty, but was also hired as screenwriter for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond.

Having made a name for himself in comedy projects such as TV series Spaced and funny flicks Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Simon felt he was the right person to bring the sci-fi series' humorous side back to the forefront.

"You know, understandably, I think when my name was linked to it, people were like, 'Oh, no, it’s going to be a comedy,'” he told Collider. "That’s not what we want to do, but both Doug (Jung, co-writer) and myself and the whole cast and Justin (Lin, director) are very keen for the film to be fun...

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Idris Elba And Macklemore's Dance Off Video Is A Twitter Hit


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The British actor and musician features at the beginning of the video, dressed ostentatiously in a black and white fur coat and Homburg hat.

And The Jungle Book star, who is listed as a featured artist on Dance Off, delivers its opening lines, "I challenge you to a dance off/Hands off, no trash talk, no back walk/On the black top, just me, you, that's all/No cat calls, no tag teams, no mascots."

Thanks to the cinematic promotional clip, directed by Ryan and Jason Koenig and released late on Tuesday (17May16), the song quickly rose to the top of America's Billboard Trending 140 chart, which lists the songs shared the most on Twitter over the past hour.

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2016 BAFTA TV Awards - Press Room

Idris Elba , Michaela Coel - 2016 BAFTA TV Awards - Press Room - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th May 2016

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Idris Elba And His Rumoured Ex-Girlfriend Put On United Front At BAFTAs


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Idris Elba set tongues wagging about the state of his relationship at the BAFTAs last night (Sunday May 8) when he appeared on the red carpet with his supposed former girlfriend, 28-year-old make-up artist, Naiyana Garth.

Idris Elba and Naiyana GarthIdris Elba and Naiyana Garth appeared loved up at the BAFTAs

Rumours circled the pair that they had called time on their three-year relationship at the start of February but it seems the couple are very much back together after a loved up display at the award ceremony.

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BAFTA TV Awards

Idris Elba - BAFTA TV Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London at Royal Festival Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th May 2016

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Idris Elba Takes Ex-girlfriend To Bafta Tv Awards


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The British star and Naiyana Garth, the mother of his 23-month-old son Winston, reportedly called it quits after three years of dating in February (16), when reports suggested Idris had moved out of the London home they shared together and into a nearby apartment.

However, the two seemingly suggested they had reconciled after attending the BAFTA TV Awards together at London's Royal Festival Hall. Idris happily posed for photos on the red carpet as he wrapped his arm around the make-up artist in front of the snappers.

The outing is the couple's first public appearance this year (16) - in January (16), Idris was joined by his 14-year-old daughter Isan, his child with ex-wife Dormowa Sherman, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, where he won two trophies for his roles in Beasts of No Nation and Luther.

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The BAFTA TV Awards 2016

Idris Elba - The British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs) 2016 held at the Royal Festival Hall - Arrivals at Royal Festival Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th May 2016

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Tom Hiddleston: 'Being Happy Is A Choice, Not A Natural State'


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The two actors are both known for their positive outlooks and laid-back natures, much to the delight of both fans and interviewers.

However, 35-year-old Tom disagrees with people who claim his enthusiasm and optimistic outlook is his natural state, explaining it’s actually a choice he consciously makes.

"I said to (Mark when I met him), 'you have such a sunny disposition!' And he does. He’s such a nice man, the rumours are true," Tom told Britain’s Esquire magazine. "And he said, 'the bigger the front, the bigger the back, man!' And he gave me this look like, 'you know what I mean.' And I think that’s true of me, too.

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Met Gala 2016 - 'Manus X Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' - After Party

Idris Elba - Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala - After Party - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016

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Met Gala 2016 - 'Manus X Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology'

Idris Elba - 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art at Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016

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George Lazenby Backs Idris Elba For Bond


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The 76-year-old actor starred as the super sleuth in just one film in the franchise - On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969. As Daniel Craig reportedly prepares to leave the part, Idris is one of a number of names linked to the role, and George thinks he would be a good choice.

However, he added that a black actor taking on the part may lead to "a lot of head scratching" in his opinion.

George was asked by the Press Association if he thought a black Bond would be a good idea as he attended the 10th anniversary gala of Britweek in Los Angeles.

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Beasts Of No Nation And Transparent Nab Peabody Awards


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The top picks in the Entertainment and Children's categories were announced on Friday (22Apr16), with other honourees including comedy shows Black-ish and Aziz Ansari's Master of None, and dramas like Mr. Robot, The Leftovers, and BBC mini-series Wolf Hall. Marvel's Jessica Jones was also a winner.

The coveted prizes, organised by officials at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, celebrate excellence in radio and television.

Recipients of the news and public service awards were announced earlier this week (ends22Apr16), while the victors in the documentary and educational categories will be unveiled on Tuesday (26Apr16). Among the 60 projects on the shortlist include director James Keach's Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, which chronicles the country icon's farewell tour as he battled Alzheimer's disease and other health issues, and Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?.

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Richard Madden Scored Sympathy For Bastille Day Character


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The Game of Thrones star appears in the action flick as Michael Mason, a young con artist who embarks on an anti-terrorist mission in France alongside a former CIA agent (Idris Elba). Richard's alter ego is introduced walking around Paris pick-pocketing people but despite initially appearing to be an unlikeable character, director James Watkins knew the actor would give Michael soul.

"It was a challenge, in approach and casting," the filmmaker told Den of Geek when asked how he was able to get viewers to warm to Michael. "And part of the reason I cast Richard is because he really has a quality of likeability about him, I find. And I didn’t really wanna soft-peddle the fact that this character is a bit of parasite and steals stuff and is a bit self-loathing.

"You do see the sense that he’s a bit lost and a bit self-loathing, I think you catch some of that with Richard. Guilt, and a sense that he’s made some bad choices. So what Richard brought to it was – from the inside out – this quality of sympathy, I suppose, for that character."

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Idris Elba

Date of birth

6th September, 1972

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.9






Idris Elba Movies

Finding Dory Trailer

Finding Dory Trailer

Dory's past has always eluded her, she's a little forgetful fish whose bright character and...

Star Trek Beyond Trailer

Star Trek Beyond Trailer

Star Trek Beyond is the thirteenth film to be released from the Star Trek franchise...

Bastille Day Movie Review

Bastille Day Movie Review

An attempt to muscle in on Luc Besson's Taken-style of thriller, this is an odd...

The Jungle Book Movie Review

The Jungle Book Movie Review

Using remarkably photorealistic animation, this remake of the 1967 Disney classic is warm and enjoyable,...

Zootopia [aka Zootropolis] Movie Review

Zootopia [aka Zootropolis] Movie Review

The filmmakers behind Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph join forces for this entertaining animated action comedy,...

Finding Dory Trailer

Finding Dory Trailer

Since Nemo and his father were reunited, the residents living in the coral off the...

Bastille Day Trailer

Bastille Day Trailer

Paris is known to have problems with pickpockets and Michael Mason is one of the...

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Star Trek Beyond - Teaser Trailer

Star Trek Beyond - Teaser Trailer

Trekkies around the world rejoice! Star Trek Beyond will be upon us next year. The...

Finding Dory - Teaser Trailer

Finding Dory - Teaser Trailer

Dory, everyones favourite forgetful fish from Finding Nemo is back and it looks like she...

The Jungle Book - First Look Trailer

The Jungle Book - First Look Trailer

Mowgli is a human boy known as a man-cub to his peers, among which are...

Second Coming Trailer

Second Coming Trailer

Sometimes, the strangest things can happen when you least expect them. For a normal family...

The Gunman Movie Review

The Gunman Movie Review

While Sean Penn lends this thriller some political subtext, the fact remains that it's actually...

The Gunman Trailer

The Gunman Trailer

He's worked for the same company for years, and one day he is asked to...

No Good Deed Trailer

No Good Deed Trailer

Colin is a violent and narcissistic killer who has spent plenty of time in prison...

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