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PERSONAL DATA OF IDRIS ELBA
Age: 48 years old
Height: 190 cm
Born in: London, Great Britain
Born on: 06/09/1972
BIOGRAPHY OF IDRIS ELBA
Idris Elba, short version of Idrissa Akuna Elba, he was born the September 6, 1972 in the English neighborhood of Hackney, where he grew up, by a father from Sierra Leone and a mother from Ghana.
From an early age he aspired to an artistic career, and initially his art of choice was music: he began working as a DJ for his uncle, who organizes wedding parties, and soon became quite well known in the London clubs under the name of DJ Big Driis. In 1988 leaves school to attend the National Youth Music Theater thanks to a scholarship, and in the meantime he makes ends meet with a thousand jobs, including that of interpreting small roles in the reconstructions of crimes of the television program of the BBC Crimewatch.
Probably driven by these experiences, in his twenties Idris begins to get passionate about acting and auditioning, and in 1995 gets its first part in a series entitled Bramwell, which will be followed by appearances on the soap Family Affairs and on TV shows like Absolutely Fabulous, Ultraviolet and Dangerfield.
In 1999 he made his big screen debut in the French film Belle Maman, after which he decides to move to the United States: there, in 2001, appears in Buffalo Soldiers of Gregor Jordan, in several video clips and in an episode of the series Law and Order. This is how, the following year, he arrives at the role that will change his life, that of Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell in the tv series The Wire, aired from 2002 to 2004.
Success is not distracting Elba from his passion for music: in 2006 the artist engraves an EP called “Big Man” is in the 2007 takes part in the album of Jay Z “American Gangster”: the same as the title of the Ridley Scott in which, the same year, is the character named Tango. Thus, also thanks to the role of General Stone in 28 weeks later, his film career also takes off: in a few years we will see him in films like Rocknrolla, The Unborn, Obsessed is The Losers. On TV he takes part in seven episodes of the US version of The Office and in 2010 he is the protagonist of Luther, another cult series that will last three seasons and will be worth one Golden Globe.
In 2011 it is Heimdall in Thor of Branagh (role that will reprise in the sequel and in Avengers: Age of Ultron), later co-starred in films such as Ghost Rider – Spirit of vengeance, Prometheus is Pacific Rim, is in the 2013 plays Nelson Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, for which he gets a Golden Globes nomination.
Big fan ofArsenal and father of two children (a daughter from his ex-wife and a son from his current partner), Idris Elba appears for years in the rankings of the most beautiful men in the world drawn up by sites and magazines, and in 2015 he was also included in that of GQ of the best dressed men: it is not surprising, then, that for some time he has been talked about as a possible , new James Bond, the first black in the history of the character created by Ian Fleming.
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THE MOST RECENT FILMS OF IDRIS ELBA
Role: Film director
The Suicide Squad – Mission Suicide (The Suicide Squad)
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THE MOST RECENT TV SERIES OF IDRIS ELBA
Turn Up Charlie
Turn Up Charlie
Role: Subject Author
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THE MOST RECURRING KINDS OF IDRIS ELBA
Action: 16% Adventure: 15% Thriller: 13% Drama: 12%
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