Idris Elba Biography (Wikipedia)
Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE (born 6 September 1972) is a British actor, writer, producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.
Elba appeared in Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Elba portrayed Heimdall in Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), as well as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He also starred in Pacific Rim (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015), for which he received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and Molly's Game (2017). In 2016, he voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopia, Shere Khan in the live action/CGI adaptation of The Jungle Book, Fluke in Finding Dory, and played the role of Krall in Star Trek Beyond. He made his directorial debut in 2018 with an adaptation of the 1992 novel Yardie by Victor Headley.
- Idris Elba, Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson discuss 'YARDIE' movie - set in '70s Kingston (Jamaica) and '80s Hackney (London)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06jr1yj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06jr1yj.jpg2018-08-29T12:20:00.000ZAward-winning British actor IDRIS ELBA, OBE discusses his movie 'Yardie' with UK actor AML AMEEN & Jamaican actress SHANTOL JACKSON in front of a specially invited 1Xtra audience.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06jqz17
Idris Elba, Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson discuss 'YARDIE' movie - set in '70s Kingston (Jamaica) and '80s Hackney (London)
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