Idris Elba Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth, Family, Affairs, Marriage, Wiki & much more. Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE (born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, director, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper and singer. He is best known for taking versatile acting roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.
Elba appeared in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Elba portrays Heimdall in Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), as well as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He also starred in Pacific Rim (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015), for which he received BAFTA, and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Molly’s Game (2017). In 2016, he voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopia, Shere Khan in the live action/CGI adaptation of The Jungle Book, Fluke in Finding Dory and played the role of Krall in Star Trek Beyond. He made his directorial debut in 2018 with an adaptation of the 1992 novel Yardie by Victor Headley.
Idrissa Akuna Elba was born on 6 September 1972 at Forest Gate Hospital in Hackney, London, the son of Winston, a Sierra Leonean man who worked at the Ford Dagenham plant, and Eve, a Ghanaian woman. Elba’s parents were married in Sierra Leone and later moved to London. His paternal grandfather, Moses, was a sailor and policeman. Elba was brought up in Hackney and East Ham, and shortened his first name to “Idris” at school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He credits The Stage with giving him his first big break, having seen an advertisement for a play in it; he auditioned and met his first agent while performing in the role. In 1986, he began helping an uncle with his wedding DJ business; within a year, he had started his own DJ company with some of his friends. Elba left school in 1988, and won a place in the National Youth Music Theatre thanks to a £1,500 Prince’s Trust grant. To support himself between roles in his early career, he worked in odd jobs including: tyre-fitting, cold-calling, and night shifts at Ford Dagenham. He was working in nightclubs under the DJ nickname “Big Driis” during his adolescence, but began auditioning for television roles in his early-twenties.
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Elba has been married three times: first to Hanne “Kim” Nørgaard (from 1999 to 2003) and then to Sonya Nicole Hamlin (for four months in 2006). He has two children: a daughter with Kim named Isan (born 2002), who resides with Nørgaard in Atlanta, Georgia, and a son named Winston (born 2014) with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth. Elba became engaged to Sabrina Dhowre on 10 February 2018, during a screening of his film Yardie at an East London cinema; the pair have been dating since early 2017. They wed on 26 April 2019, in Marrakesh.
Elba states that he is spiritual but not religious.
Elba is an avid supporter of Arsenal F.C.
In 2015, as part of his Discovery Channel miniseries Idris Elba: No Limits, Elba broke the course record land speed “Flying Mile” for the Pendine Sands.
The Prince’s Trust, a UK youth charity founded by Prince Charles in 1976; which Elba credits with helping to start his career, appointed him as their anti-crime ambassador in April 2009.
Elba voiced support for a vote to remain in the European Union for the 2016 EU referendum.
Idris Elba Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth
|1999||Belle maman||Grégoire||Gabriel Aghion|
|2001||Buffalo Soldiers||Kimborough||Gregor Jordan|
|2003||One Love||Aaron||Rick Elgood|
|2005||The Gospel||Charles Frank||Rob Hardy|
|Sometimes in April||Augustin||Raoul Peck|
|2007||Daddy’s Little Girls||Monty James||Tyler Perry|
|The Reaping||Ben||Stephen Hopkins|
|28 Weeks Later||General Stone||Juan Carlos Fresnadillo|
|American Gangster||Tango||Ridley Scott|
|This Christmas||Quentin Whitfield||Preston A. Whitmore II|
|2008||Prom Night||Detective Winn||Nelson McCormick|
|The Human Contract||Larry||Jada Pinkett Smith|
|2009||The Unborn||Arthur Wyndham||David S. Goyer|
|Obsessed||Derek Charles||Steve Shill|
|2010||Legacy||Malcolm Gray||Thomas Ikimi||Also executive producer|
|The Losers||Roque||Sylvain White|
|Takers||Gordon Cozier||John Luessenhop|
Spirit of Vengeance
|2012||Prometheus||Captain Janek||Ridley Scott|
|2013||Pacific Rim||Stacker Pentecost||Guillermo del Toro|
|Thor: The Dark World||Heimdall||Alan Taylor|
|Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom||Nelson Mandela||Justin Chadwick|
|2014||No Good Deed||Colin Evans||Sam Miller||Also executive producer|
|Second Coming||Mark||Debbie Tucker Green|
|2015||The Gunman||DuPont||Pierre Morel|
|Avengers: Age of Ultron||Heimdall||Joss Whedon|
|Beasts of No Nation||Commandant||Cary Joji Fukunaga|
|2016||Zootopia||Chief Bogo (voice)||Byron Howard|
|The Jungle Book||Shere Khan (voice)||Jon Favreau|
|Bastille Day||Sean Briar||James Watkins|
|100 Streets||Max||Jim O’Hanlon|
|Star Trek Beyond||Krall / Balthazar Edison||Justin Lin|
|2017||The Dark Tower||Roland Deschain||Nikolaj Arcel|
|Molly’s Game||Charlie Jaffey||Aaron Sorkin|
|The Mountain Between Us||Dr. Ben Bass||Hany Abu-Assad|
|Thor: Ragnarok||Heimdall||Taika Waititi|
|Avengers: Infinity War||Heimdall||Anthony and Joe Russo||Cameo appearance|
|2019||Hobbs & Shaw||Brixton Lore||David Leitch|