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.
|2001||Buffalo Soldiers||With Nick Gillard and Mark Anthony Newman|
|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|
|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|
|2013||Pacific Rim||With Ron Perlman|
|Thor: The Dark World||With Vladimir "Furdo" Furdik and Florian Robin|
|Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom|
|No Good Deed|
|Avengers: Age of Ultron||With Tony Christian|
|2016||Star Trek Beyond|
- Elba is one of several actors from the Alien films who has also appeared in the Star Trek franchise. Others include Raymond Cruz, Brad Dourif, Nicole Fellows, Jenette Goldstein, Leland Orser, Ron Perlman, Mark Rolston, Winona Ryder and Eddie Yansick. All but three of these individuals are from the cast of Alien Resurrection.