Idris Elba Facts

Idris Elba Facts
Idris Elba is an English musician and actor also known as DJ Big Driis, 7 Dub, Big Driis, and Big Driis the Londoner. He was born Idrissa Akuna Elba on September 6th, 1972, in Hackney, London, England, to Eve and Winston who married in Sierra Leone and moved to London. Idris was raised in Hackney and East Ham and began acting while attending school in Canning Town. He received the Prince's Trust grant in 1988 winning a place in the National Youth Music Theatre. He worked as a DJ and other jobs while beginning his acting career. His first major role was in the series Bramwell.
Interesting Idris Elba Facts:
Idris Elba is an only child. His father was from Sierra eone and his mother was from Ghana.
When he first became involved in acting Idrissa changed his name to Idris.
Idris met his first agent while acting in a play titled The Stage.
While building his acting career Idris worked as a cold-calling salesman, a tyre-fitter, and acted in Crimewatch murder reconstructions.
Idris Elba became well known for his role as Russell 'Stringer' Bell on the HBO series The Wire, as a drug lord and businessman.
Idris Elba played Detective John Luther in the BBC series Luther, and he played Nelson Mandela in the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Idris Elba was nominated for three, Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film Golden Globes.
Idris Elba has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards.
Idris Elba won a Golden Globe for his role on the tv series Luther.
Idris Elba was cast in the 2007 movie Daddy's Little Girls.
In 2007 Idris Elba played a general in the zombie movie 28 Weeks Later.
In 2009 Idris Elba played opposite Beyonce Knowles in Obsession.
In 2011 Idris Elba played Norse god Heimdall in Thor.
Idris Elba played Janek, the ship captain in Prometheus in 2012.
Idris Elba has appeared in many television roles in shows such as Absolutely Fabulous, Bramwell, The Governor, Family Affairs, Ultraviolet, Dangerfield, Law and Order, The Wire, CSI: Miami, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The Office, The Big C, Luther, Guerilla, and many others.
Idris Elba hosted several TV shows including FIFA: The Best Awards 2017.
Idris Elba has appeared in several music videos for artists such as Mumford and Sons, Giggs, and Macklemore.
Idris Elba has won several highly acclaimed awards including BET Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe for Best Actor, NAACP Image Award, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Screen Actors Guild Award, Black Reel Award, and Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, among several others.
In 2007 Idris Elba was selected as one of People's annual 100 Most Beautiful People.
In 2013 Idris Elba was ranked as #2 of People's Sexiest Man Alive.
Idris Elba plays Heimdall in the Avengers movies.
Idris Elba and his girlfriend Naiyana Garth had their first child together in 2014 - a son named Winston. He has a daughter born in 2002 named Isan, with his former wife Kim.

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