Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba (born September 6, 1972) is an English actor, producer, writer, singer, rapper and DJ who played Janek in the 2012 film Prometheus, as well as the 2012 short film Prometheus Transmission. Other notable films Elba has appeared in include 28 Weeks Later (2007), Thor (2011), Pacific Rim (2013), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019). Aside from his work in film, Elba has had an extensive career in television. He is perhaps best known for his roles in two critically acclaimed crime drama series — Russell "Stringer" Bell in The Wire (2002-2004) and DCI John Luther in Luther (2010-2013).

Elba has won a Golden Globe, and has been nominated for a further two Golden Globes and three Emmys.


Year Title Notes
1999 Belle Maman
2000 Sorted
2001 Buffalo Soldiers With Nick Gillard and Mark Anthony Newman
2003 One Love
2005 The Gospel
2007 Daddy's Little Girls With Gerard G. Williams
The Reaping Directed by Stephen Hopkins
28 Weeks Later With Tony Christian
American Gangster With Cris D'Annunzio and John Ortiz, directed by Ridley Scott
This Christmas
2008 Prom Night
The Human Contract
2009 The Unborn With James Remar
2010 Legacy With William Hope and Deobia Oparei
The Losers With Holt McCallany
2011 Thor With Michael Papajohn
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
2012 Prometheus
2013 Pacific Rim With Ron Perlman
Thor: The Dark World With Vladimir "Furdo" Furdik and Florian Robin
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
2014 Second Coming
No Good Deed
2015 Gunman
Avengers: Age of Ultron With Tony Christian
2016 Star Trek Beyond
2017 Thor: Ragnarok
2018 Avengers: Infinity War
2019 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

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