Idris Elba young
September 6, 1972
6 ft 3 in | 190 cm
86 kg | 190 lbs
43 in | 109 cm
10 US | 43.5 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Idris Elba was born in London Borough of Newham, United Kingdom, on September 6, 1972, is an English actor. Young Idris Elba began his acting career on the British television. Elba's breakthrough performance came as Russell "Stringer" Bell in the HBO series The Wire (2002-2004). He made his big screen debut in French comedy film Belle maman (1999) opposite Catherine Deneuve.
He portrayed Heimdall in superhero films: Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
The Dark Tower (2017) dark science fantasy western action with Matthew McConaughey
The Gunman (2015) action thriller with Sean Penn and Javier Bardem
Beasts of No Nation (2015) war drama in role as Commandant
Star Trek Beyond (2016) space opera in role as Krall
Daddy's Little Girls (2007) romantic comedy drama opposite Gabrielle Union
The Reaping (2007) psychological horror thriller with Hilary Swank
American Gangster (2007) biographical crime with Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington and Josh Brolin
RocknRolla (2008) crime comedy directed by Guy Ritchie
Obsessed (2009) thriller with Beyoncé Knowles
Takers (2010) action crime thriller with Chris Brown and Paul Walker
The Losers (2010) action comedy with Zoe Saldana and Chris Evans
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) superhero with Nicolas Cage
Prometheus (2012) science fiction directed by Ridley Scott
Pacific Rim (2013) science fiction monster directed by Guillermo del Toro
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) biographical in role as Nelson Mandela
No Good Deed (2014) thriller with Taraji P. Henson and Leslie Bibb
Molly's Game (2017) crime drama opposite Jessica Chastain and Michael Cera
The Mountain Between Us (2017) drama opposite Kate Winslet
He is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis.
He played Detective John Luther in the British crime drama television series Luther (2010–2018).
He voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopia (2016), Shere Khan in The Jungle Book (2016) and Fluke in Finding Dory (2016).
Fan of Lady Gaga.
He suffers from claustrophobia.
Featured in music videos for Fat Joe (2002), Angie Stone (2004) and Giggs (2010).
Fan of Arsenal F.C.
He dated Naiyana Garth (2013-2016), they have a son.
He was married to Hanne "Kim" Nørgaard (1999-2003), they have a daughter and to Sonya Nicole Hamlin (April 9, 2006, to August 11, 2006).
He married Sabrina Dhowre in 2019.
Lives in New York City.
The only thing I change mainly is my sneakers. I love sneakers. But everything's sort of black or jeans. Jeans, always.
Bond? It is a bit like saying, 'Do you want to play Superman?' Anyone would dream of it. It's one of the most coveted roles in film. I'd be honoured. But I don't know if it will actually happen. I'm just happy with the idea of being associated with it. It's nice there's a lot of good will.
In 'Pacific Rim' I had to have a haircut I wouldn't usually rock. However, the moustache I had in the film - that might have to come out again. It was a good moustache. Good times.
As much as it's nice to step into that massive world of Hollywood and be a big, famous actor, I prefer the career of actors that have really chosen smartly and done really amazing performances. Maybe they're not as known, but their careers are a bit more interesting.
I was cast in 'Thor' and I'm cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good.
I think there's a tendency for actors like myself, and I don't mean to generalize myself, but I've played 'men's men,' if you will, characters that are simmering rage and calculated. There's a trend not to play anything that is opposed to that.