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  • Idris Elba

    Born on September 6, 1972 in Hackney, London, England

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Luther (2010)

Idris Elba as "Luther"

Luther is a brilliant but emotionally impulsive detective who is tormented by the dark side of humanity while hunting down murderers. Once the self-destructive detective knows the killer's identity, it becomes a psychological duel between predator and prey.

Emmy (Primetime) (2014) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (2012) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2012) Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (2011) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Idris Elba in the news

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Best of Late Night TV: 'Chelsea Lately's' Star-Studded Final Show, Idris Elba's Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Aug 27th 2014, 3:56AM

Aug 27th 2014, 3:56AM

Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Get Wild for 'Jungle Book: Origins'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 20th 2014, 9:37AM

Aug 20th 2014, 9:37AM

Andy Serkis (AKA Gollum) to Direct Live-Action 'Jungle Book'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Mar 21st 2014, 11:00AM

Mar 21st 2014, 11:00AM

Nelson Mandela Movies: 5 Actors Who Played the Late South African Leader (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 6th 2013, 11:00AM

Dec 6th 2013, 11:00AM

'Long Walk to Freedom' London Premiere: News of Nelson Mandela's Death Rocks Screening

Posted by
Laura Larson on Dec 6th 2013, 7:30AM

Dec 6th 2013, 7:30AM

'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom': Inside the Making of the Nelson Mandela Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 6th 2013, 5:00AM

Dec 6th 2013, 5:00AM

Nelson Mandela Dead at 95: Idris Elba, Morgan Freeman Pay Tribute to the South African Icon

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 5th 2013, 1:15PM

Dec 5th 2013, 1:15PM

Idris Elba on 'Mandela,' Heimdall's Future, and Getting in on the 'Blade Runner' Sequel

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Nov 27th 2013, 12:00PM

Nov 27th 2013, 12:00PM

Idris Elba Was Supposed to Play Marvel's Luke Cage at Some Point

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 21st 2013, 9:30AM

Nov 21st 2013, 9:30AM

President Obama Is Hosting a White House Screening of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 4th 2013, 12:15PM

Nov 4th 2013, 12:15PM

'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Preview: Idris Elba Mourns the Sharpeville Massacre (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Oct 14th 2013, 8:00AM

Oct 14th 2013, 8:00AM

Idris Elba Slams Oasis's Liam Gallagher: 'F--k That Idiot'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 19th 2013, 1:00PM

Sep 19th 2013, 1:00PM

Idris Elba's TV Show 'Luther' Could Get Movie Prequel

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 31st 2013, 9:00AM

Aug 31st 2013, 9:00AM

Cary Fukunaga to Direct 'Noble Assassin' Based on Real-Life James Bond

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Aug 22nd 2013, 9:00AM

Aug 22nd 2013, 9:00AM

'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Trailer Stars Idris Elba as South African Icon

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 19th 2013, 10:30AM

Jul 19th 2013, 10:30AM

'Pacific Rim' Review: It's More Than Just Monsters Vs. Robots

Posted by
Rick Mele on Jul 12th 2013, 3:00PM

Jul 12th 2013, 3:00PM

'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Trailer: Idris Elba Channels South African Leader

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 12th 2013, 9:00AM

Jul 12th 2013, 9:00AM

'Pacific Rim' European Premiere: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba Invade London (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on Jul 8th 2013, 6:30AM

Jul 8th 2013, 6:30AM

'Pacific Rim' Teaser: Charlie Hunnam Takes on the Monsters in Kaiju War

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 5th 2013, 6:00AM

Jul 5th 2013, 6:00AM

'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Poster Debut: Idris Elba Channels Iconic South African President (PHOTO)

Posted by
Serkan Colak on May 30th 2013, 6:42PM

May 30th 2013, 6:42PM

Idris Elba, 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' Star, On 'Prometheus' Secrets And Why He Doesn't Want To Talk About 'Ab Fab'

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Feb 15th 2012, 8:42AM

Feb 15th 2012, 8:42AM

'Prometheus' Trailer: In Space, No One Can Hear Your 'Inception' Horn

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 22nd 2011, 9:40AM

Dec 22nd 2011, 9:40AM

First Photos of Nic Cage and Idris Elba in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jul 26th 2011, 10:25AM

Jul 26th 2011, 10:25AM

'Ghost Rider,' 'Total Recall' and More at the Sony Comic-Con Panel

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jul 22nd 2011, 7:45PM

Jul 22nd 2011, 7:45PM

Idris Elba Up for Del Toro's and (Possibly) Tarantino's New Films

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jun 7th 2011, 10:45AM

Jun 7th 2011, 10:45AM

Quick Hits: 'X-Men' Anime Trailer; New 'Pooh' Poster; More for 'Prometheus'

Posted by
Peter Hall on Feb 26th 2011, 8:00AM

Feb 26th 2011, 8:00AM

'Thor' Early Buzz: Well, Racists Hate It

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Dec 16th 2010, 10:35AM

Dec 16th 2010, 10:35AM

Idris Elba to Join 'Ghost Rider' Sequel & Possibly More Marvel Movies?

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Oct 7th 2010, 5:32AM

Oct 7th 2010, 5:32AM

Review: Takers

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Aug 27th 2010, 5:03AM

Aug 27th 2010, 5:03AM

Cinematical Late Night: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lars von Trier, Alex Cross

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Aug 18th 2010, 11:03PM

Aug 18th 2010, 11:03PM

Idris Elba Gets 'Cross' in Latest James Patterson Mystery

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Aug 18th 2010, 4:31PM

Aug 18th 2010, 4:31PM

Moviefone Minute: 'Takers' Premiere

Posted by
Jenna Busch on Aug 5th 2010, 5:00AM

Aug 5th 2010, 5:00AM

The Remake Game: Die Hard

Posted by
William Goss on Jul 22nd 2010, 5:45PM

Jul 22nd 2010, 5:45PM

Is Jolie the Best Choice for Cleopatra?

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jun 18th 2010, 3:32PM

Jun 18th 2010, 3:32PM

Thor Casting Offer Sparks Race Row

Posted by
Tim Reeves on May 3rd 2010, 9:24PM

May 3rd 2010, 9:24PM

5 Questions from Tribeca With Idris Elba

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Apr 30th 2010, 10:00AM

Apr 30th 2010, 10:00AM

7 Winning Facts About 'The Losers'

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Apr 23rd 2010, 7:18AM

Apr 23rd 2010, 7:18AM

Review: The Losers

Posted by
William Goss on Apr 22nd 2010, 6:10PM

Apr 22nd 2010, 6:10PM

Why Read the Book Before the Movie Version?

Posted by
Peter Martin on Apr 21st 2010, 8:02AM

Apr 21st 2010, 8:02AM

Which Came First, 'The Losers' or 'The A-Team'?

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Apr 16th 2010, 1:45PM

Apr 16th 2010, 1:45PM

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