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Idris Elba

Actor | Producer | Director
KNOWN FOR 
Prometheus (I) (2012) | Pacific Rim (2013) | Thor (2011)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 38 nominations More »
NICKNAME  
DJ Big Driis
BORN 
Sep 6, 1972 (age 42)
HEIGHT 
6' 3" (1.90m)

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Projects in Development (6 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (5 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (34 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (42 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for LutherLuther (TV Series) DCI John Luther (17 episodes, 2010–2015), Associate Producer (16 episodes, 2010–2015)  Less 2010–2015 17
    • Episode #4.2 (2015) DCI John Luther, Associate Producer  Less
    • Episode #4.1 (2015) DCI John Luther, Associate Producer  Less
    • Episode #3.4 (Jul 23, 2013) DCI John Luther, Associate Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Howard's Happy PlaceHoward's Happy Place (TV Short) Executive Producer  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Playhouse PresentsPlayhouse Presents (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 2013), Director (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Idris Elba's How Clubbing Changed the WorldIdris Elba's How Clubbing Changed the World (TV Movie) Himself - Presenter, Executive Producer  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Milk & HoneyMilk & Honey (TV Series) Executive Producer (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for How Hip Hop Changed the WorldHow Hip Hop Changed the World (TV Movie) Himself, Executive Producer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Aqua Teen Hunger ForceAqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series) Police Officer (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Real StrengthReal Strength (TV Movie) Actor (voice)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Big CThe Big C (TV Series) Lenny (4 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010 4
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  • Primary photo for Russell Simmons Presents Brave New VoicesRussell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for The OfficeThe Office (TV Series) Charles Miner (7 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 7
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  • Primary photo for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (TV Series) Charlie Gotso (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Queens SupremeQueens Supreme (TV Series) Carla (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for All in the GameAll in the Game (TV Movie) Paul  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for World of TroubleWorld of Trouble (TV Movie) Actor  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Sometimes in AprilSometimes in April (TV Movie) Augustin  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Jonny ZeroJonny Zero (TV Series) Hodge (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for GirlfriendsGirlfriends (TV Series) Paul Raymond (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for The WireThe Wire (TV Series) Russell 'Stringer' Bell (37 episodes, 2002–2004)  Less 2002–2004 37
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  • Primary photo for CSI: MiamiCSI: Miami (TV Series) Angelo Sedaris (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Soul FoodSoul Food (TV Series) Smitty (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for The Inspector Lynley MysteriesThe Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series) Robert Gabriel (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for HackHack (TV Series) Mac Boone (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Law & OrderLaw & Order (TV Series) Lonnie Liston (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for London's BurningLondon's Burning (TV Series) L / Cpl. Frost (2 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001 2
  • Primary photo for In DefenceIn Defence (TV Series) PC Paul Fraser (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for DangerfieldDangerfield (TV Series) Matt Gregory (12 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999 12
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  • Primary photo for UltravioletUltraviolet (TV Mini-series) Vaughan Rice (6 episodes, 1998)  Less 1998 6
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  • Primary photo for VerdictVerdict (TV Series) PC Brian Rawlinson (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Family AffairsFamily Affairs (TV Series) Tim Webster / Tim Webster (1997-1998) (7 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997 7
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  • Primary photo for InsidersInsiders (TV Series) Robinson Bennett (6 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997 6
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  • Primary photo for Silent WitnessSilent Witness (TV Series) Charlie (2 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997 2
  • Primary photo for Crucial TalesCrucial Tales (TV Mini-series) Benton (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for Crocodile Shoes IICrocodile Shoes II (TV Mini-series) Jo-Jo (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for The GovernorThe Governor (TV Series) Officer Chiswick (2 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996 2
  • Primary photo for Ruth Rendell MysteriesRuth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series) Raffy / Pest Controller (4 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996 4
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  • Primary photo for The BillThe Bill (TV Series) Earl Lee / Alex Mason (2 episodes, 1994–1995)  Less 1994–1995 2
  • Primary photo for BramwellBramwell (TV Mini-series) Charlie Carter (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Absolutely FabulousAbsolutely Fabulous (TV Series) Hilton (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
    • Sex (Apr 20, 1995) Hilton  Less
  • Primary photo for Space PrecinctSpace Precinct (TV Series) Pizza Delivery Man (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
    • Double Duty (Oct 24, 1994) Pizza Delivery Man  Less
  • Primary photo for 2point4 Children2point4 Children (TV Series) The Parachute Instructor (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
    • Fortuosity (Sep 19, 1994) The Parachute Instructor  Less
  • Primary photo for Walk Like a PantherWalk Like a Panther (TV Series) Executive Producer (1 episode)  Less 2011–  1
Self (76 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Movie GuideMovie Guide (TV Series) Stacker Pentecost (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The FrameThe Frame (TV Series) Stacker Pentecost (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
    • Sci-Fi (Apr 9, 2013) Stacker Pentecost (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Almost Famous IVAlmost Famous IV (TV Movie) Boot Street Band (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Live from Studio FiveLive from Studio Five (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Episode #1.106 (Feb 17, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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