Idris Elba

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  • Name: Idris Elba ( Idrissa Akuna Elba )
  • Date of birth: 6 September 1972
  • Age: 44 years
  • Place of birth: London
  • Height: 190
  • Activities: the British film and television actor
  • Marital status: divorced

    Idris Elba: biography

    Idrissa Akuna Elba is the full name of the black Hollywood stars, famous actor and favorite of millions of moviegoers with a fondness for American blockbusters.

    Idris Elba – so called by his fans – was born in one of the 32 boroughs of London called Hackney. Idrissa is the only child of immigrants from Sierra Leone and Ghana, who emigrated to England. Parents of the future actor had no relationship to the world of cinema. The head of the family worked in the car factory, his mother worked in the office.

    Enough before Idris Elba came to love music. First noticed it was his uncle, who was involved in the DJ business. He took his nephew with him to the wedding. Idris quickly learned and soon took over his own career. Inventing a nickname «DJ Big Driis», 19-year-old Elba began performing in Nightclubs. It was his compositions and made wonderful arrangements.

    But the DJ is not allowed to provide for his family, so Idris Elba had to earn money in the factory to do the tire mounting, ring up customers, and even to guard the enterprise. The guy never forgot about his passion for music. In the late 1980s he was able to get a grant to study in National school of musical theatre. Here the Elbe first became interested in performing arts, which was posted as an elective.

    Soon this direction, Idris Elba was chosen as the main.


    A cinematic biography of Idris Elba started in the early 1990s. He has appeared in several British TV series. But the audience pay attention to it only after the popular series «Dr. Elinor Bramwell».

    Idris Elba is becoming a frequent guest in various British and then American television series. But the first fame came to Idris not in the movie and in the theater. He was involved in the play «Troilus and Cressida,» where he played Achilles. The production was such a success that the troupe went on tour first in the country, and then to Europe.

    In 2002, the Elba became known as a film actor. On the screens out the series «the Wire», where he was entrusted with a significant role. And after 3 years viewers saw a poignant drama about the Rwandan genocide «sometimes in April», where Idris showed a great game and getting into character.

    To consolidate the success of the young actor managed musical band «Gospel», the drama «Daddy’s girl» and two horror movies – «the Harvest» and «28 weeks later». The glory of a world scale came to Idris Elba after the release of the family film «the Christmas.» The rights to broadcast the cash of this film were purchased by many countries.

    The name of a talented British began to regularly occur in the list of nominees for the prestigious awards since 2008, after the release of Thriller «Gangster».

    The first project, which brought the Brit awards was a drama «Luther». For his work in the film Elba won the prestigious award «Golden globe» and got several nominations for «Emmy».

    Domestic audiences know and love a Hollywood star for the paintings «Boys-robbers», «Pacific rim», «Rock-n-Rolik», «Thor», «Ghost rider» and «Prometheus». All of these movies have high ratings and brought a generous cash charges to its creators.

    Today filmography Briton has more than 60 titles of paintings and series. The most recent projects involving Idris Elba is the blockbuster «Thor-2. The Kingdom of darkness», «Sagittarius» and «No good deeds».

    In 2016, admirers of the British-Hollywood stars love to see his new project called «Tough measures». The actual theme of the film: the hero of the Elbe saves France from the terrorists.

    Personal life

    Hollywood star is often seen with the famous beauties. Next to him appear to be a famous actress, singer, model. But the personal life Idris Elba once had been formalised» with one of the beautiful actress Darmowe Sherman.

    The couple legalized their relationship in 1997. But soon after the wedding the marriage cracked. Did not save even his daughter Isan. She was born in 2002, but at the time of her birth parents had divorced.

    However, the actor often communicates with Isan. In order to spend more time with her, he bought a house in Atlanta, where daughter lives. Most of the time a star lives in London, where he also has homes. But Idris Elba says that the constant shooting and touring in different cities are forced to stay in hotels, so the sense of the house had not. Sometimes it seems that he is wandering circus artist.


    • «Sometimes in April»
    • «Thor»
    • «28 weeks later»
    • «Prometheus»
    • «Rock-n-Rolik»
    • «Boys-robbers»
    • «Pacific rim»
    • «Ghost rider 2»
    • «Prometheus»
    • «Drastic measures»


    Idris Elba

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