Idris Elba

English actor, DJ and recording artist

Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba OBE is a British Actor, Movie producer, Rapper and Musician.[2] He is known for his roles in American Gangster, Takers, The Losers, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim Job, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and The Jungle Book. He won a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2016.

Idris Elba

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Elba in October 2014
Idrissa Akuna Elba

(1972-09-06) 6 September 1972 (age 47)
Other namesBig Dris
7 Wallace[1]
OccupationActor, Movie producer, Rapper, Musician
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Kim (divorced)

On 16 March 2020, Elba announced that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic.[3]


  1. "Idris Elba on Prometheus, Learning to Box, and His Party House". 6/8/12. Retrieved 14 October 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Why black British directors and actors leave the UK for Hollywood". The Guardian. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  3. "Coronavirus: Idris Elba confirms he has tested positive for COVID-19". Sky News. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.

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