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Idris Elba

Born: September 6, 1972, Hackney, London - England

Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba OBE is an English actor, producer, musician, and DJ.

He is best known for playing DCI John Luther on the BBC One series “Luther” as well as the narcotrafficker Stringer Bell in the HBO series “The Wire”, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (2013).

He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Elba appeared in Ridley Scott's “American Gangster” (2007), “Takers” (2010), “Thor” (2011), and its sequels “Thor: The Dark World” (2013) and “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017).

He was also in “Prometheus” (2012), “Pacific Rim” (2013), “Beasts of No Nation” (2015), for which he received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and “Molly's Game” (2017).

In 2016, he voiced Chief Bogo in “Zootopia”, Shere Khan in “The Jungle Book”, Fluke in “Finding Dory” and played the role of Krall in “Star Trek Beyond”.

He will make his directorial debut with an adaptation of the 1992 novel Yardie by Victor Headley.

In addition to his acting work, Elba is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis (or Big Driis the Londoner) and a hip-hop and soul musician. In 2016, he was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World.

After dating since 2013, Elba's girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to their son Winston Elba in 2014.

On religion, Elba states that he is “spiritual but not religious”, clarifying: “...I'm not a religious man in that sense. I call myself a spiritual being, if you like.”

Elba became engaged to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre on 10 February 2018, during a screening of his film “Yardie”, at an East London cinema. The pair had been dating since early 2017.

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Yardie (2018)

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Jamaica, 1973. When a young boy witnesses his brother’s assassination, a powerful Don gives him a home. But 10 years later, when he’s sent to London, his past catches up to him.

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

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The Dark Tower (2017)

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There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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The Mountain Between Us (2017)

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Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

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Molly's Game (2017)

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Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

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100 Streets (2017)

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Three people, three extraordinary stories. All lived out within a hundred London streets.

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

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The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

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Finding Dory (2016)

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Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.

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Zootopia (2016)

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Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

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The Jungle Book (2016)

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An orphan boy is raised in the Jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther.

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The Gunman (2015)

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Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

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Beasts of No Nation (2015)

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A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

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No Good Deed (2014)

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Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin (Idris Elba), a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.

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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

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A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

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Pacific Rim (2013)

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In this sci-fi action epic, a ragtag band of humans band together in the year 2025 to fight legions of monstrous creatures rising from the sea. Using massive piloted robots to combat the alien threat, earth's survivors take the fight to the invading alien force lurking in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Nearly defenceless in the face of the relentless enemy, the forces of mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee - who now stand as earth's final hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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Prometheus (2012)

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A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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Thor (2011)

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Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor -a powerful but arrogant warrior god -recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

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Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance. In this gritty new vision for the character, Johnny is still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter - but he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks (Idris Elba) to save a young boy from the devil... and possibly rid himself of his curse forever

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Takers (2010)

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A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the \Takers\ carefully plot out their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals.

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The Losers (2010)

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A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when theyre joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.

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The Big C (2010)

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A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.

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Luther (2010)

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A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

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The Unborn (2009)

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A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

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Obsessed (2009)

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When successful financial advisor Derek Charles (Idris Elba) settles into a new Los Angeles neighborhood with his loving wife Sharon(Beyonce Knowles) and young son Kyle, everything seems perfect. But when a beautiful temp, Lisa (Ali Larter), joins the firm, Derek's life takes a strange turn. After a misunderstood encounter at the company holiday party, Lisa begins to spiral out of control - putting Derek's career in jeopardy and Sharon's marriage and life on the line.

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RocknRolla (2008)

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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

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The Human Contract (2008)

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A successful corporate type harboring a deep, dark secret befriends a free-spirited stranger who encourages him to ditch his stuffy lifestyle and live life in reckless abandon.

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Prom Night (2008)

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Donnas senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.

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The Reaping (2007)

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Thousands of years ago there was a series of bizarre occurrences that many believed to have been the Ten Biblical Plagues. No one thought they could happen again. Until now.

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This Christmas (2007)

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This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and theyve brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.

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28 Weeks Later (2007)

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In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

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Sometimes in April (2005)

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Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

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The Gospel (2005)

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A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once-powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family, career and relationship issues that send him on a collision course with redemption or destruction.

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