Actors

Idris Elba Net Worth

Idris Elba Net Worth is
$12 Million

Idris Elba Biography

C. He previously DJ gigs in NBA All-Star celebrations and was also the main one to warm-up the masses in Berlin during Madonna’s Rebel Center Tour. His dad was Sierra Leonean who worked well in a Ford engine factory and his mom was a Ghanaian who experienced a clerical work. Elba spent some time working with several recording performers such as rapper Excess fat Joe and singer K. He grew up in East Ham. He’s an only kid. His nationality is certainly English. He was involved with acting from his college days. He joined college in Canning City. He initially of his profession, he helped his uncle along with his wedding ceremony DJ business. After a season, he previously started his very own DJ Company together with his some close friends. In 1988, he left college and he got a possibility in the National Youth Music Theatre, where his functions had been in Crimewatch murder reconstructions. He also proved helpful as frosty call advertising product sales, tire-fitting and the night time change at Ford Dagenham to aid his functions in Crimewatch reconstructions. At age 19, he also began working in nightclubs, beneath the DJ nickname Big Driis. He made his performing debut from 1994 tv series 2point4 Kids. He also made an appearance in Space Precinct same season. Norgaard gave birth to Isan prior to the couple got separated. He also made an appearance in lots of various other series like Ultraviolet (1998), Law & Purchase (2001), Girlfriends (2005), Occasionally in April (2005), The No. 1 Women’ Detective Company (2008), The Big C (2010) and Demons By no means Die (2011). He also appeared as sponsor in Idris Elba: King of Rate and Idris Elba: No Limitations. He still is still hip soul musician. In 2001, he was presented in Buffalo Soldiers. His additional successful films are Daddy’s GIRLS (2007), Prom Evening (2008), The Unborn (2009), The Losers (2010), Mandela: Long Walk to Independence (2013), No Great Deed (2014), Avengers: Age group of Ultron (2015) and Beasts of No Country (2015). Idris Elba is an extremely multi talented man with charming character. His sexual orientation is certainly straight and he provides been wedded twice. He was wedded to Hanne “Kim” Norgaard in 1999.Afterwards in 2003 they got divorced. In 2006, he was wedded for the second period with Nicole Hamlin. The partnership ended same yr with divorce along with his partner. That same yr Elba held supporting functions in 28 Weeks Later on (2007) and This Xmas (2007). There he was cast as Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell in the HBO criminal offense drama series, The Cable (2002-04). Relating to his religious look at, according to him he’s spiritual but not spiritual. Elba discovered his limitations here and began chasing his big dreams as an effective celeb.C. He in addition has been involved with many charity function and social actions. His profession is normally in the peak and he offers maintained net well worth around 12 million dollars. And His salary information isn’t up to date. Idrissa Akuna or just Idris Elba was created in 1972, September 6 in Newham, London. His father Winston was an employee at Ford engine factory while his mom Eve worked well as a cleric. Idris’ parents shifted to the uk after they got wedded in Africa. therefore he still left college and became a member of National Music theatre. But performing was not more than enough for him. In 1986, he began DJing and founded a firm with a help of a few close friends. SYNOPSIS –> Go through the picture to enlarge. Elba starred as ‘Monty James’ contrary Gabrielle Union in Daddy’s GIRLS (2007). Career The 1st time Idris Elba got his big break-trough was in the fantastic HBO drama series known as The Cable where he performed Russell Bell, also referred to as “Stringer”. This is most likely the function everyone associates Elba with if they think about him, specifically those in the us. Among other obvious appearances on the tv screen the actor starred at work as Charles Miner and he also spend lots of time on British drama known as Luther , where he has DCI John Luther. Elba was wedded to make-up artist ‘Hanne Norgaard’ from 1999 to 2003. A few more memorable roles consist of Mumbles in British criminal offense humor Rocknrolla where he caused such high-account actors like Gerard Butler and Tom Hardy. Viewing him in a film is a genuine joy for just about any cinema lover and it’s really hard to keep in mind a period where his function was a disappointing one. The Brit also do some tone of voice acting. He’s set to seem on display screen as Shere Khan in the brand new Disney adaptation of The Jungle Reserve and is normally rumored to seem on Selecting Dory, a sequel to the successful Pixar film Finding Nemo . Elba can be set to end up being playing Roland Deschain in a film that is founded on Stephen King’s critically acclaimed reserve series The Dark Tower . Idris also do some function in the music market. He’s child of Winston Elba and, Eve Elba. Personal existence Idris Elba got his first relationship in 1999 with Hanne Norgaard. They divorced in 2003. In 1995, he was featured in Definitely Fabulous. He conducted different displays also he uses his nickname DJ Big drills. Lately Idris was dating Naiyana Garth and the few had a child named Winston. Sadly, the few is no more together. The actor statements that he’s not a spiritual person but thinks of faith as a thing that is even more spiritual. Elba started a romantic relationship with ‘Naiyana Garth’ in 2013.18 Idris Elba was created in Newham, London, England on 6 September 1972. supporter.


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameIdris Elba
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 6, 1972
Height1.9 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Film producer, Voice Actor, Rapper, Singer, Disc jockey
EducationNational Youth Music Theatre
NationalityBritish
SpouseSonya Nicole Hamlin, Hanne "Kim" Norgaard
ChildrenIsan Elba, Winston Elba
ParentsEve Elba, Winston Elba
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/idriselba
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/idriselba
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/idriselba
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, BET Award for Best Actor, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries, NME Award for Best Actor
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, National Television Award for TV Detective, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Villain, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actor (Non Nigerian)
MoviesBeasts of No Nation, Star Trek Beyond, The Jungle Book, Pacific Rim, Zootopia, Prometheus, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Bastille Day, The Dark Tower, RocknRolla, Thor: The Dark World, No Good Deed, Takers, The Losers, Finding Dory, Obsessed, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Daddy's Little Girls, This Christmas, The Gunman, 28 Weeks Later, American Gangster, The Reaping, The Unborn, Prom Night, Thor, The Gospel, Sometimes in April, Thor: Ragnarok, Second Coming, The Human Contract, Buffalo Soldiers, A Hundred Streets, One Love, Legacy, Belle maman, Demons Never Die, Enchanted Kingdom 3D, Sorted, All in the Game, Gumball 3000 LDN 2 NYC, The Mountain Between Us, Molly's Game, Clubbed, Alive Alone
TV ShowsLuther, The Office, The Wire, Dangerfield, Ultraviolet


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Currently resides in New York City. [August 2005]
2 Has no formal acting training.
3 Named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2016]
4 Is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) since 2016.
5 Has played a spaceship commander in two sci-fi films: Captain Janek of the spaceship Prometheus in the movie Prometheus (2012), and Balthazar Edison of the starship USS Franklin in Star Trek Beyond (2016).
6 Has worked with Tom Hardy in the crime comedy RocknRolla (2008). Both stars appeared in the very popular Star Trek series. Tom appeared in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Idris appeared in Star Trek Beyond (2016).
7 For his work in Beasts of No Nation (2015), he's the first (and, as 2016, the only) winner of the SAG award for Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture not to receive an Oscar nomination for the same performance.
8 He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama. He is an actor in London, England.
9 He broke a land speed record, drove a dragster, and piloted an airplane in his miniseries Idris Elba: No Limits (2015). An avid rally fan, he competed in the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship as well as starred in the miniseries, where he races a rally car with help from Ari Vatanen.
10 In April 2009, The Prince's Trust, which Elba credits with helping to begin his career, appointed him their Anti-Crime Ambassador. In July 2010, he announced his support for Oona King in her campaign to become the Labour Party candidate for Mayor of London in 2012.
11 Became a father for the second time at age 41 when his girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to their son Winston Elba on April 17, 2014.
12 Named one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. [May 2007]
13 Has been a huge fan of Arsenal Football Club since age 15, although admits only to having gone to two matches. His father is a supporter of Manchester United Football Club (interview on arsenal.com website February 2010).
14 Former member of the National Youth Music Theatre.
15 He co-produced and performed the intro on rapper Jay Z's album "American Gangster" (2007).
16 He appeared on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) special Black Men: The Truth (2007).
17 Is an only child of African immigrants living in England. His father was from Sierra Leone and his mother was from Ghana. His name is of Krio African origin.
18 Has one daughter with his ex-wife Hanne "Kim" Norgaard: Isan Elba (born 2002). Isan currently resides with her mother in Atlanta, Georgia.
19 Has appeared on the cover of Essence magazine's "Hot Hollywood Men" issue. [April 2004]
20 Disc jockey under the name "Big Driis the Londoner".


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Strong London accent
2 Deep baritone voice


Quotes

#Quote
1 [on his role in Star Trek Beyond (2016)] I play Krall. This is a man with a definite purpose. I say a man, but he's not a man. Or is he? What's interesting about him is that he has a real beef with what the Enterprise stands for. Krall's a character who's deeply steeped in hatred - in my opinion, a well-earned hatred - for the Federation. It felt quite political. There's a relatability to what's happening in our world. Not everybody's happy with what everybody calls the good guys.
2 The underlying issues of The Wire (2002) are not a million miles from what British kids are dealing with today. The show is recognized for its realistic portrayal of urban life where kids hang around on corners with nothing to do. They are handpicked by gangsters that offer them quick money for dirty jobs - this is very similar to the gang and drug culture emerging in some of the UK's biggest cities.
3 [on shooting Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)] Nicolas Cage came back one day on set, and he came down to set and he looked a little bit tired, a little bit - kind of like he'd been up all night. So I was like "Hey Nic, man, how you doing man?" and he said "I'm alright," and I said "You seem a little spooked out," and he said "Yeah man, I went up to Dracula's castle... the ruins up in the mountains, and I stayed the night," and I said "What?! Why?" and he said "I just had to channel the energy, and it was pretty spooky up there." We were shooting in Romania, Transylvania, and he just went up there to spend the night, as you do. And then he walked away. True story.
4 [on spending a night alone on Robbens Island in what was once Nelson Mandela's isolated cell for 18 years] The place is haunted. At one point, I started to nod off, and this freezing breeze passed my face - it was the end of summer, not cold out at all - and it woke me up, the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. I guarantee you it was a spirit.
5 [on creating the persona of Nelson Mandela for the screen biography] Not having met the man, my dad does remind me of what I imagine him to be in person: the presence, the humor and the way he moves - elegant, but at the same time sturdy, a rock-solid guy. I channeled my dad's energies because he was a big fan of Mr. Mandela and a union guy who struggled for the working man. Instead of a liberation struggle, his struggle was "My guys deserve steel-toed boots and a lunch break." But Mandela was always part of the discussion.
6 [on being considered a sex symbol] Look, when I wasn't on television or in films, I didn't get any special attention when I went out. Some beautiful people always attract attention. I didn't until I got on television. So I'm on these lists only because I'm on television. It happens to me all the time, still. I'll sit in a pub and nobody will recognize me. I might see an attractive woman, but she doesn't recognize me, so I'm not getting any love. Then one person goes, "Oh, it's you," and suddenly, they all overhear and start asking questions. It's bullshit.
7 By the way, you know I've never watched The Wire (2002). I've seen a full episode at screenings but never at home. I've never watched an entire season. I've not seen any episode of season two, most of season three and none of seasons four and five. I'm supercritical of my own work. As an actor, if you're being told how wonderful you are, what do you need to strive for? I don't know if I'm good just because some critic says I am in the press.
8 I'd had three or four years of unemployment, not getting acting jobs. I was watching Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes and saying, "I can do that. I can be right there with them." My wife was about eight and a half months pregnant by the time I got the news I was going to be on The Wire (2002). If I didn't get it, I was going to leave the US. We knew that if I didn't have acting work after my daughter was born we would be up shit street.
9 ... For me, it's entertainment. Every single film I've done, it's about the character. I chose these roles, whether it's Obsessed (2009), whether it's The Gospel (2005). Not everything is going to be as powerful as some of the more iconic roles. I mean, my two biggest performances to date: One film is called Sometimes in April (2005), which is a really important film about the Rwandan Genocide, and people don't ever speak about that role, or that film and what it meant to the people of Rwanda. And I have a film that's out now, a small film called Legacy (2010) [he stars as a former black-ops soldier who was captured and tortured, and returns home to struggle with his paranoia and anxiety and a political conspiracy], but not one bit of acclaim. We actually sent a screener to Roger Ebert this week because he expressed his wish to see it. Not to say he's given his iconic two thumbs up, yet. But I really hope that he does. Michael Moore saw it and loved it. It's a film that critically, in the festival world, has done really well, but again, it's a tiny film and no one wants to write about it because no one really wants to support small-timey films. This character holes himself up in a room for a week, and in this room, he starts to unravel who he is and where he's been. You start to understand that this is a man who's not very well. And then you realize that you're not sure if some of the things we're seeing are real, and in the end, there's a twist. I'm so proud of it, because we made it for no money. [He was also an executive producer on the film.] But I'm also proud of it because it actually does resonate for people who have someone like that in their family, someone who worked in the armed forces and the person that left and the soldier that came back are different. I get criticized for taking roles in films like Ghost Rider 2, but if you look at my résumé, dude, I've mixed it up as much as I can. [laughs] I love to play different roles. That's just the kind of actor I am.
10 [on the diversity of projects he's been involved with and if there's any kind of role that frightens him] I would never be fearful of any character. 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. I remember when I left Stringer [on HBO's The Wire (2002)], one of the films I did was Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls (2007), which was about a man doting over his three little girls. I remember there was talk, "Why? Would would you do that? Play gangsters. Play ruthless." It's really funny because the same people who loved me as Stringer Bell were the same people that were watching Daddy's Little Girls literally in tears. Some people don't like the film, but some of the guys that came up to me and said, "Yo, I want to see you play gangsters" were the same ones that were in tears because they had either strained relationships with their children, or they loved their children so much and they were watching a character that they could relate to. I don't mind playing characters that are opposite of what people think I am.
11 [on why he uses his American accent when talking to fans of The Wire (2002)] Wherever I go, the real hardcore drug dealers come up to me and confide in me. I almost feel guilty turning around and saying: "Ello, mate. My name's Idris and I'm from London." I don't want to break the illusion.
12 [on the differences between him and his character Stringer Bell from The Wire (2002)] Stringer is very calculating and he has to be for so many reasons. He'll calculates the next steps, shipments, inventory, pays workers... all that. But the wicked part is that he can plan murders because that's a part of his business. I'll tell you, if I, Idris, had to contract for murders as part of my job, I couldn't do it because I have a heart. I have no stomach for ordering other people's deaths. Stringer just gets in there, orders the deed and bam... that's it... it's done and he doesn't think twice about it. There's no way I could be that cold. I'm also a more lively kid out there, doing stuff and I can't just do one thing forever. Stringer is committed to his job and business so much so he doesn't have much of a personal life so he's more one dimensional. As for me I have a child, a life, thirst for travel, you know I'm curious... whereas Stringer is more interested in being the best business person and his interests don't go further than that.


Pictures

All Idris Elba pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Luther (2010)
2016 Screen Nation Film and Television Award Screen Nation Awards Favourite International Film Beasts of No Nation (2015) Ama K. Abebrese

Jude Akuwudike
2016 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series Luther (2010)
2016 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2016 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2015 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2015 Capri Supporting Actor Award Capri, Hollywood Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2015 Ghana Movie Award Ghana Movie Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2015 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2014 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Luther (2010)
2014 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor Luther (2010)
2013 Humanitarian Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards
2013 Capri Actor Award Capri, Hollywood Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Luther (2010)
2012 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, Male Luther (2010)
2011 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Takers (2010)
2011 Dagger Crime Thriller Awards, UK Best Leading Actor Luther (2010)
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Luther (2010)
2010 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor The Losers (2010)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Beasts of No Nation (2015) Abraham Attah

Kurt Egyiawan
2016 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2016 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Luther (2010)
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie Luther (2010)
2016 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2016 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Luther (2010)
2016 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Zootopia (2016)
2016 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Beasts of No Nation (2015) Amy Kaufman (Producer)

Cary Joji Fukunaga (Producer)

Daniela Taplin Lundberg (Producer)

Riva Marker (Producer)

Daniel Crown (Producer)
2016 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2016 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor Luther (2010)
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Luther (2010)
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2016 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Beasts of No Nation (2015) Daniel Crown

Cary Joji Fukunaga

Amy Kaufman

Daniela Taplin Lundberg

Riva Marker
2016 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British/Irish Actor of the Year Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2016 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited Series Luther (2010)
2015 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2015 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2015 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Luther (2010)
2015 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2015 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture No Good Deed (2014)
2015 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Luther (2010)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Luther (2010)
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Artist of the Year Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Actor Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2014 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2014 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2014 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2014 Entertainer of the Year Award Image Awards
2014 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Pacific Rim (2013)
2014 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Radio Times - TV Detective Luther (2010)
2013 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Male Images in a Movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2013 Dagger Crime Thriller Awards, UK Best Leading Actor Luther (2010)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Luther (2010)
2012 ACCA TV Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series) Luther (2010)
2012 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Thor (2011)
2012 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries Luther (2010)
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor Luther (2010)
2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Luther (2010)
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Luther (2010)
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Luther (2010)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Luther (2010)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Big C (2010)
2011 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor Luther (2010)
2011 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Hero Luther (2010)
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Takers (2010)
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Luther (2010)
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Luther (2010)
2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Obsessed (2009)
2009 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor RocknRolla (2008)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American Gangster (2007) Armand Assante

Josh Brolin

Russell Crowe

Ruby Dee

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Carla Gugino

John Hawkes

Ted Levine

Joe Morton

Lymari Nadal

John Ortiz

RZA

Yul Vazquez

Denzel Washington
2008 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor This Christmas (2007)
2007 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Actor The Gospel (2005)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Actor - Television Sometimes in April (2005)
2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Sometimes in April (2005)
2006 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Dramatic Performance Sometimes in April (2005)
2005 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series The Wire (2002)
2005 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Dramatic Performance The Wire (2002)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Supporting Actor Beasts of No Nation (2015)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thor: Ragnarok 2017 post-production Heimdall
The Mountain Between Us 2017 filming Ben Payne
The Dark Tower 2017 post-production Roland Deschain The Gunslinger
Guerrilla 2017 TV Mini-Series filming Kent
Molly's Game 2017 filming
Finding Dory: Marine Life Interviews 2016 Video short Fluke (voice)
Star Trek Beyond 2016 Krall
100 Streets 2016 Max
Finding Dory 2016 Fluke (voice)
Bastille Day 2016 Sean Briar
The Jungle Book 2016 Shere Khan (voice)
Zootopia 2016 Chief Bogo (voice)
Luther 2010-2015 TV Series DCI John Luther
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege the Day Feat. Idris Elba 2015 Video short Team Leader
Beasts of No Nation 2015 Commandant
Playhouse Presents 2015 TV Series Akuna's Father / Narrator
Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 Heimdall
The Gunman 2015 Barnes
An Epic Journey to Coming to America 2014 Short Driis
No Good Deed 2014/I Colin
Second Coming 2014 Mark
Thor: The Dark World 2013 Heimdall
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 2013 Nelson Mandela
Pacific Rim 2013 Stacker Pentecost
Prometheus 2012/I Janek
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 2011 Moreau
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011 Video Game Truck (voice)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2011 TV Series Police Officer
Thor 2011 Heimdall
Real Strength 2011 TV Movie voice
The Big C 2010 TV Series Lenny
Takers 2010 Gordon Jennings
The Losers 2010/I Roque
Legacy 2010/I Malcolm Gray
The Office 2009 TV Series Charles Miner
Obsessed 2009 Derek
The Unborn 2009 Arthur Wyndham
The Human Contract 2008 Larry
RocknRolla 2008 Mumbles
Prom Night 2008/I Detective Winn
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 2008 TV Series Charlie Gotso
This Christmas 2007 Quentin Whitfield
American Gangster 2007 Tango
28 Weeks Later 2007 Stone
The Reaping 2007 Ben
Daddy's Little Girls 2007 Monty
All in the Game 2006 TV Movie Paul
The Gospel 2005 Reverend Charles Frank
World of Trouble 2005 TV Movie
Jonny Zero 2005 TV Series Hodge
Sometimes in April 2005 TV Movie Augustin
Girlfriends 2005 TV Series Paul Raymond
The Wire 2002-2004 TV Series Russell 'Stringer' Bell
CSI: Miami 2003 TV Series Angelo Sedaris
One Love 2003 Aaron
Soul Food 2003 TV Series Smitty
Queens Supreme 2003 TV Series Carla
Hack 2002 TV Series Mac Boone
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 2002 TV Series Robert Gabriel
Law & Order 2001 TV Series Lonnie Liston
Buffalo Soldiers 2001 Kimborough
London's Burning 2001 TV Series L / Cpl. Frost
In Defence 2000 TV Series PC Paul Fraser
Sorted 2000 Jam
Dangerfield 1999 TV Series Matt Gregory
Belle maman 1999 Grégoire
Ultraviolet 1998 TV Mini-Series Vaughan Rice
Verdict 1998 TV Series PC Brian Rawlinson
Family Affairs 1997 TV Series Tim Webster
Insiders 1997 TV Series Robinson Bennett
Behind the Mask 1997 Short Ovronramwen
Silent Witness 1997 TV Series Charlie
Crocodile Shoes II 1996 TV Mini-Series Jo-Jo
Crucial Tales 1996 TV Mini-Series Benton
The Governor 1996 TV Series Officer Chiswick
Ruth Rendell Mysteries 1996 TV Series Raffy / Pest Controller
The Bill 1994-1995 TV Series Earl Lee / Alex Mason
Bramwell 1995 TV Mini-Series Charlie Carter
Absolutely Fabulous 1995 TV Series Hilton
Space Precinct 1994 TV Series Pizza Delivery Man
2point4 Children 1994 TV Series the Parachute Instructor

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guerrilla 2017 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2 episodes filming
Cut from a Different Cloth Documentary producer filming
Luther TV Movie executive producer pre-production
Idris Elba: No Limits 2017 TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
100 Streets 2016 producer
Little Big House 2016 Short executive producer
Luther 2010-2015 TV Series associate producer - 16 episodes
Murdah Loves John 2015 Video short executive producer
Beasts of No Nation 2015 producer
Mandela, My Dad and Me 2015 Documentary executive producer
No Good Deed 2014/I executive producer
Beats of the Beautiful Game 2014 Short executive producer
Howard's Happy Place 2014 TV Short executive producer
Idris Elba's How Clubbing Changed the World 2012 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Milk & Honey 2012 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Walk Like a Panther 2011 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Demons Never Die 2011 executive producer
How Hip Hop Changed the World 2011 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Legacy 2010/I executive producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Bastille Day 2016 performer: "The Road Less Travelled" / producer: "The Road Less Travelled" / writer: "The Road Less Travelled"
Prom Night 2008/I writer: "This Is All That We Know"

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Playhouse Presents 2013-2015 TV Series 2 episodes
Rebellious Soul: The Musical 2014 TV Movie

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Confidential 2015 Short
Playhouse Presents TV Series 1 episode, 2015 written by - 1 episode, 2013

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Confidential 2015 Short

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cut from a Different Cloth Documentary filming Himself
Idris Elba: No Limits 2017 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010-2016 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - No Good Deed / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself
BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Sport Relief 2016 2016 TV Movie Himself
31st Film Independent Spirit Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - Winner
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role & Outstanding Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie / Nominee: Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2016 TV Series Himself
Live Boxing 2016 TV Series Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee (credit only)
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2015 TV Series Himself
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Confidential 2015 Short Himself
Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Mandela, My Dad and Me 2015 Documentary
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
Story of Now 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - No Good Deed
CNN Newsroom 2014 TV Series Himself - Unicef Imagine Campaign
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Extra 2014 TV Series Himself - No Good Deed
Reel Junkie 2014 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Irons in the Fire 2014 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
Enchanted Kingdom 3D 2014 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Ones to Watch 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton 2013 TV Series Himself
Oprah's Next Chapter 2013 TV Series Himself
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
Newsround 2013 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2013 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Fast Lane 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Late Show with David Letterman 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Idris Elba: King of Speed 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Black Girls Rock! 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself
Pride of Britain Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus 2012 Documentary Himself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Idris Elba's How Clubbing Changed the World 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The Path to Vengeance: Making 'Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance' 2012 Video documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The Hour 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Attack of the Show! 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
How Hip Hop Changed the World 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
The One Show 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Gumball 3000: LDN 2 NYC 2011 Himself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
19th Annual Trumpet Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Executing the Heist: The Making of 'Takers' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Gumball 3000 med Erik och Mackan 2010 TV Series Himself
Mark at the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Breakfast 2009-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Brit Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
The BRITs Encore 2010 TV Movie Himself
Inside the Cinema 2009 TV Movie Himself
BET Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices 2009 TV Series Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2007-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Blokes, Birds and Backenders 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
The BET Honors 2008 TV Movie Himself
28 Weeks Later: The Infected 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Code Red: The Making of '28 Weeks Later' 2007 Video documentary short Himself / General Stone
Tapping the Wire 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
28 Weeks Later: The Rage Is Back 2007 Video documentary short Himself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Black Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Making 'Sometimes in April' 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Rap City 2003 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
Lego Marvel's Avengers 2016 Video Game Heimdall
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Stacker Pentecost
The Frame 2013 TV Series Stacker Pentecost
Almost Famous IV 2011 TV Movie documentary Boot Street Band
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
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