Idris Elba

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Idris Elba

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Elba in 2018
Born
Idrissa Akuna Elba

(1972-09-06) September 6, 1972 (age 50)
Other names
  • DJ Big Driis
  • Big Driis the Londoner
  • 7 Dub
  • Me Innit[1]
Citizenship
Occupation
  • celebrity
  • producer
  • writer
  • musician
Years active1994 - present
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Spouse(s)
Hanne Nørgaard
(m. 1999; div. 2003)

Sonya Nicole Hamlin
(m. 2006; annul. 2006)

Sabrina Dhowre
(m. 2019)
Partner(s)Naiyana Garth (2013–2016)
Children2
AwardsFull list

Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE (born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, producer and writer.[3] He is known for his roles in American Gangster, Takers, The Losers, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He won a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2016.

On 16 March 2020, Elba announced that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic.[4]

Select filmography[change | change source]

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

  • 2015: Murdah Loves John (The John Luther Character Album)[5]

Extended plays[change | change source]

  • 2006: Big Man
  • 2009: Kings Among Kings
  • 2010: High Class Problems Vol. 1
  • 2014: Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela
  • 2022: Cordi Elba (with Lime Cordiale)[6]

Remixes[change | change source]

  • "Trust in Me"
  • "The Bare Necessities"

Mixtapes[change | change source]

  • 2011: Merry DriisMas Holiday Mixtape

References[change | change source]

  1. Yuan, Jada (8 June 2012). "Idris Elba on Prometheus, Learning to Box, and His Party House". vulture.com. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  2. "Idris Elba given Sierra Leone citizenship". 20 December 2019 – via www.bbc.com.
  3. "Why black British directors and actors leave the UK for Hollywood". The Guardian. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. "Coronavirus: Idris Elba confirms he has tested positive for COVID-19". Sky News. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  5. Hutchinson, Kate (7 December 2015). "Idris Elba: 'As an actor I'm always reading someone else's thoughts. What about my own thoughts?'". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  6. Triscari, Caleb (22 September 2021). "Lime Cordiale announce joint mini-album with Idris Elba". NME Australia. Retrieved 14 October 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

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