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Idris Elba

An only child, Idris Elba was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford motor factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - ...

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Sep 6, 1972 In Hackney, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Wire 2002-06-02
Latest Project:
Movie The Dark Tower 2017-08-04

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 20 wins & 70 nominations.

Known For
Movie The Dark Tower Roland 2017-08-04
Movie Thor: The Dark World Heimdall 2013-11-08
Movie Thor Heimdall 2011-05-06
Series The Wire Russell 'Stringer' Bell 2002-06-02