Name: Idris Elba
Birth Name: 
Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba
Birth Date: 
September 6, 1972
Birth Place: 
Hackney, London, England
Occupation: 
Actor/Singer
Relationship Status: 
Single
Celebrity Ranking # 519
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Idris Elba Was Egged by Racists

Posted Thursday April 13, 2017 9:05 AM GMT

Idris Elba used to get eggs thrown at him because he is black.

The 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' actor and his classmates were targeted by racists as they got on the bus outside their east London school.

He recalled: "My school, Trinity, was just off the Barking Road, which would take all the National Front supporters to the football at West Ham.

"They'd come past our school, and if we got on that bus on a game day... mate, if you were Indian or black you were getting it. Eggs thrown at you, the whole thing."

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Idris Elba’s “Dark Tower”: New Photos Are Here!

Posted Friday July 15, 2016 1:40 PM GMT

Giving fans a little teaser, Sony Pictures just rolled out a new batch of official photos from “The Dark Tower,” slated to hit theaters on February 17th, 2017.

Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Claudia Kiim and Fran Kranz, the forthcoming project is already getting all kinds of industry buzz.

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Matt Damon: Idris Elba Should Play James Bond

Posted Wednesday July 13, 2016 11:15 AM GMT

He’s no stranger to spy thrillers, and Matt Damon just endorsed Idris Elba as the man to take over the James Bond gig once Daniel Craig is done.

The “Jason Bourne” stud told Access Hollywood that casting the “Luther” star would actually serve to take the 007 franchise to the next level.

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2016 TIME 100 Includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Caitlyn Jenner and Dwayne Johnson

Posted Thursday April 21, 2016 10:41 AM GMT

Every year, TIME magazine puts out a list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and this time around there are plenty of familiar faces.

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Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba Confirm “The Dark Tower” Is Getting Underway

Posted Tuesday March 1, 2016 12:22 PM GMT

For Stephen King fans, it seems like it’s been ages since talk began about making “The Dark Tower” book series into a movie, and now two heavy hitters have announced the project is going forward.

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2016 BAFTA Awards: The Show, The Winners

Posted Monday February 15, 2016 9:41 AM GMT

Leonardo DiCaprio's revenge thriller 'The Revenant' was the big winner at the 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards on Sunday (February 14).

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Disney Drops “The Jungle Book” Television Spot: Watch Here!

Posted Monday February 8, 2016 4:08 PM GMT

Giving movie fans of all ages a tasty trailer tidbit, Walt Disney Pictures served up a breakthrough spot for “The Jungle Book” during Super Bowl 50 last night (February 7).

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2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards: The Show, The Winners

Posted Monday February 1, 2016 11:14 AM GMT

Tinseltown loves to honor its own, and last night (January 31) The Screen Actors Guild Awards highlighted some of the best and brightest stars in Hollywood’s galaxy.

“Transparent” actor Jeffrey Tambor took home the Outstanding Performance By a Male Actor in a Comedy Series trophy, while Uzo Aduba won Best Female Comedy Actor title.

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