filmography

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awards & nominations

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Movie Poster

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, president and world icon Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) takes center stage. Though he had humble...

Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
American Gangster Movie Poster

American Gangster

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own...

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Luther TV Show Poster

Luther

A self-destructive detective shines a light into the hearts and minds of psychopaths and killers.

Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Idris Elba in the news

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First 'Dark Tower' Footage Is 'Badass,' 'Does Not Disappoint'
First 'Dark Tower' Footage Is 'Badass,' 'Does Not Disappoint'
Idris Elba Gave 'Star Trek Beyond' Costar Chris Pine a Black Eye
Idris Elba Gave 'Star Trek Beyond' Costar Chris Pine a Black Eye
Idris Elba Sings 'Panda' in a Chipmunk Voice and It's Still Sexy
Idris Elba Sings 'Panda' in a Chipmunk Voice and It's Still Sexy
5 British TV Shows That Successfully Crossed the Pond
5 British TV Shows That Successfully Crossed the Pond