Idris Elba OBE

Idris Elba OBE

Actor & DJ


The actor and DJ found fame as Stringer Bell in The Wire and has since appeared in films a wide-ranging as Marvel’s Thor and Long Walk to Freedom, the story of Nelson Mandela.


Now one of East London’s best-known names, Idris Elba found fame as Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire. He also appeared in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.

Elba started his acting career with a string of small roles in the UK before moving to New York, where he appeared in various productions on stage, and in Law & Order. Since The Wire, he has appeared in a string of television hits including the US version of The Office, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, The Big C and Luther, for which he won a Golden Globe.

In addition to an extensive filmography, Elba writes and produces music and performs as a DJ. He directed and performed in the Mumford & Sons video, Lover of Light.

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