Idris Elba

British actor (born 1972)

Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE (born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, producer and writer.[3] He is known for his roles in American Gangster, Takers, The Losers, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He won a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2016.

Idris Elba

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Elba in 2018
Born
Idrissa Akuna Elba

(1972-09-06) September 6, 1972 (age 50)
Other names
  • DJ Big Driis
  • Big Driis the Londoner
  • 7 Dub
  • Me Innit[1]
Citizenship
Occupation
  • celebrity
  • producer
  • writer
  • musician
Years active1994 - present
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Spouse(s)
Hanne Nørgaard
(m. 1999; div. 2003)

Sonya Nicole Hamlin
(m. 2006; annul. 2006)

Sabrina Dhowre
(m. 2019)
Partner(s)Naiyana Garth (2013–2016)
Children2
AwardsFull list

On 16 March 2020, Elba announced that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic.[4]

Select filmographyEdit

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • 2015: Murdah Loves John (The John Luther Character Album)[5]

Extended playsEdit

  • 2006: Big Man
  • 2009: Kings Among Kings
  • 2010: High Class Problems Vol. 1
  • 2014: Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela
  • 2022: Cordi Elba (with Lime Cordiale)[6]

RemixesEdit

  • "Trust in Me"
  • "The Bare Necessities"

MixtapesEdit

  • 2011: Merry DriisMas Holiday Mixtape

ReferencesEdit

  1. Yuan, Jada (8 June 2012). "Idris Elba on Prometheus, Learning to Box, and His Party House". vulture.com. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  2. "Idris Elba given Sierra Leone citizenship". 20 December 2019 – via www.bbc.com.
  3. "Why black British directors and actors leave the UK for Hollywood". The Guardian. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. "Coronavirus: Idris Elba confirms he has tested positive for COVID-19". Sky News. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  5. Hutchinson, Kate (7 December 2015). "Idris Elba: 'As an actor I'm always reading someone else's thoughts. What about my own thoughts?'". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  6. Triscari, Caleb (22 September 2021). "Lime Cordiale announce joint mini-album with Idris Elba". NME Australia. Retrieved 14 October 2021.

Other websitesEdit

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