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Idris Elba

Idris Elba

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Famous as :

Actor, DJ

Birth Name :

Idrissa Akuna Elba

Birth Date :

September 06, 1972

Birth Place :

Hackney, London, England, UK

Spouse :

Dormowa Sherman (actress/dancer/writer, 1997 - 2001)

Claim to fame :

As Russell 'Stringer' Bell in TV series "The Wire" (2002-2004)

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Idris Elba's Name Attached as 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Villain

November 24, 2014 00:55:20 GMT

"" is yet to name an actor for the titular villain although the production will start in early next year. was once mentioned as one of the potential actors, but words are, he's no longer in the running.
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BBC Orders Two-Part Season 4 of 'Luther'

November 20, 2014 04:05:15 GMT

is set to reprise his role as DCI John Luther. Just a day after FOX ordered a remake of Neil Cross-created crime drama "", BBC America has announced that the original show will return for a two-part miniseries.
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Idris Elba to Produce 'Luther' Remake for FOX

November 19, 2014 00:53:35 GMT

's BBC1 drama "" is coming Stateside in a new version. FOX has ordered a remake of the detective drama from series creator Neil Cross and has even given it a put pilot commitment.
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Heimdall and Loki Confirmed to Appear in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

November 03, 2014 04:04:50 GMT

confirmed that he and would appear in "" sequel. Elba said in an interview that Heimdall, his gate keeper character in "" films, would join Hiddleston's Loki in "".
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Idris Elba in Talks for 'Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur'

July 22, 2014 04:21:48 GMT

is in negotiations to join "" from director Guy Ritchie. According to The Wrap, he is expected to play a right-hand man to Arthur's father who takes it upon himself to train the young warrior for battle as he learns his true destiny.
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Idris Elba Shares a Glimpse at Newborn Son Winston

April 19, 2014 03:41:54 GMT

has welcomed a son with girlfriend Naiyana Garth. The baby boy, named Winston, was born on Thursday, April 17. The star of "" announced the happy news in a Twitter post the next day. He wrote, "My son, Winston Elba, was born yesterday. Truly amazing."
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Idris Elba to Voice Tiger Shere Khan in Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book'

March 07, 2014 04:36:02 GMT

The first cast member for Disney's take on Rudyard Kipling's classic tale "" is revealed. "" actor is in final negotiations to lend his voice to Shere Khan, the famous tiger in Mowgli's story.
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Celebrities Mourning the Death of Nelson Mandela

December 06, 2013 00:18:31 GMT

One of the greatest world leaders, Nelson Mandela, has died on Thursday, December 5. The world including Hollywood celebrities, paid a tribute to former South African president and anti-apartheid leader.
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Idris Elba Reportedly to Be Father Again

November 11, 2013 04:09:18 GMT

and his girlfriend, make-up artist Naiyana Garth, reportedly are expecting their first child together. According to U.K.'s Daily Mirror, the pair who started dating in March are "thrilled" with the pregnancy.
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President Obama to Host 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Screening at White House

November 05, 2013 06:10:48 GMT

"" will be screened at the White House this coming weekend. President Barack Obama will be joined by Harvey Weinstein, director Justin Chadwick and cast and .
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Idris Elba Talks Moment He Learned Son Was Not His in GQ

September 20, 2013 07:22:25 GMT

opens up about painful moments in his life in an October issue of GQ magazine. The "" star reveals how he struggled to make ends meet in the past as well as the moment he learned that a child he fathered was not his.
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Idris Elba Says Inspiring Words in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Teaser Trailer

July 13, 2013 04:44:49 GMT

"" has unleashed a teaser trailer which features as the South African revolutionary and activist Nelson Mandela. The video, however, does not see Elba in close-up as it follows the star walking through a field from a bird's eye view, with six children seen accompanying him.
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Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba Hit L.A. for 'Pacific Rim' Premiere

July 10, 2013 07:24:28 GMT

After invading London for a European premiere, "" next headed to Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 9. The event took place at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, and director Guillermo del Toro brought along , and to promote their action-heavy flick which will be out this Friday, July 12.
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Mumford and Sons Team Up With Idris Elba in New Video 'Lover of the Light'

November 05, 2012 03:41:40 GMT

English folk rock band, , have collaborated with distinguished British actor, , in their new video for "Lover of the Light". The track is from the band's second studio album, "", which was released September 25 in the U.S. and Canada, and debuted at No.1 on Billboard 200.
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First Official Look: Idris Elba in 'Pacific Rim', Dakota Fanning in 'Effie'

June 09, 2012 03:59:04 GMT

Guillermo del Toro's "" and Richard Laxton's "Effie" have uncovered a first official look at each of their leading characters. The former shows how will look like as General Stacker Pentecost in the sci-fi movie, while the latter reveals the look of as the titular character in the period drama movie.
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Lana Del Rey Added to Performer Lineup for 2012 SXSW

January 17, 2012 03:45:27 GMT

Amidst controversy surrounding her "" performance, is tapped to perform at the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. The "Video Games" singer joins the likes of , , Rye Rye, , Grace Potter, , , , and M. Ward in the lineup.
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Idris Elba Confirms His Return as Heimdall in 'Thor 2'

January 17, 2012 02:42:40 GMT

has confirmed his return to "Thor 2". The English actor, who has just won the Best Actor prize at 2012 Golden Globe Awards for his role on TV show "", is set to reprise his role as Asgardian sentry Heimdall in the forthcoming "" sequel.
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Idris Elba Would 'Definitely Consider' Playing James Bond

September 29, 2011 06:43:05 GMT

has commented on rumors that he might play James Bond one day. Speaking to NPR on the Morning Edition, the Heimdall depicter in "" said that he would "definitely consider it" if he is offered to star as the flamboyant British secret agent, who is usually played by Caucasian actors.
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First Trailer of Star-Studded 'Margin Call' Released

July 26, 2011 04:11:16 GMT

First trailer from J.C. Chandor-directed financial drama film "" has been dropped via Yahoo! Movies. Set in early stages of the 2008 financial crisis, the video captures some seriously intriguing scenes that revolve around a 24-hour period at a large investment company in the world's most famous financial district, the Wall Street. It highlights the actions taken by a group of employees during the terrifying financial collapse.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Caught in Steven Spielberg's Trouble With Italian Coastguards

July 26, 2011 03:57:29 GMT

has found herself getting tied in with an incident in Italy. Director Steven Spielberg got into a trouble with Italian coastguards recently after his speedboat came too close to the coast, and the Pepper Potts of the "" film series allegedly was on board when the incident happened.
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First Official Photos of Nicolas Cage and Idris Elba in 'Ghost Rider 2'

July 26, 2011 03:33:06 GMT

Empire Magazine has got its hand on some stills from "". Hitting the web in scanned version, one of them highlights 's Johnny Blaze looking gritty in his dark ensemble.
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2011 BET Awards: Idris Elba Wins Best Actor

June 27, 2011 04:45:09 GMT

2011 BET Awards has been held on June 26 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Among the stars attending the ceremony, came out as the winner of Best Actor. The actor starring as Roque in "" beat other nominees which included , and .
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Idris Elba Could Be the New Blade

October 06, 2010 04:42:08 GMT

is bidding to replace in a fourth "Blade" movie. The "Wire" star recently signed to star alongside in 's "", the first film in a multi-picture deal with comic book movie makers Marvel.
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2010 BET Awards: Winners List, Beyonce Knowles and Lady GaGa Take Top Honor

June 28, 2010 04:23:04 GMT

The 10th Annual BET Awards has just been wrapped and the winners list is unveiled. brought home the top honor, Video of the Year. The "Single Ladies" singer earned it through "Video Phone" music video which features .
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Idris Elba's Marriage Ruined When He Became Homeless

February 11, 2010 04:38:43 GMT

Former "The Wire" star was left homeless during the breakdown of his marriage. The British actor was wed to Dormowa Sherman and they have a seven-year-old daughter, Isan, together. 37-year-old Elba admits the relationship unraveled while he was struggling to find work, and he ended up sleeping in his car while he attempted to land an acting job.
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Idris Elba to Film a Documentary for British Charity

February 02, 2010 09:58:01 GMT

"The Wire" star is giving back to the British charity which helped to kick start his acting career by filming a motivational documentary for the organization. The London-born actor is an anti-crime ambassador for U.K.-based charity the Prince's Trust, set up by British royal Charles, Prince of Wales. The company gave him a $2,400 grant as a teenager, which paid for his place at the National Youth Music Theater.
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