Photos of Idris Elba
Idris was born under the official name Elba, Idrissa Akuna on September 6th, 1972. Known to his close friends as DJ Big Driis, he has been a credited actor since the 2005 film The Gospel.
Idris Elba is a dependable leading actor. He has starred in three films including the 2014 crime film No Good Deed as the character Colin, the 2013 biography movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom playing Nelson Mandela and the 2009 drama release Obsessed cast as Derek.
Idris has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in thirteen films including: the 2013 action film Pacific Rim as the character Stacker Pentecost, the 2013 action movie Thor: The Dark World playing Heimdall and the 2012 adventure release Prometheus cast as Janek.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2013 action film Thor: The Dark World, which brought in $206,000,000 at the box office.
In 2014 Idris Elba produced his first movie, the crime film No Good Deed.
Idris has garnered moderate media attention, having been featured on the cover of at least two magazines, captured in more than two pictorials, interviewed in over two publications and featured in four magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.