Idris Elba

Highest Rated: 97% Zootopia (2016)
Lowest Rated: 8% Prom Night (2008)
Birthday: Sep 6, 1972
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England, UK
Born in London on September 6, 1972, and raised in the Hackney borough, Elba pursued acting as a high school student at the behest of a drama teacher. Elba paid his dues with many supporting roles on British television, including such series as Bramwell, The Bill, Degrees of Error, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, and The Governor. The actor grew deeply frustrated, however, over the seemingly irrepressible tendency of British casting directors to peg him in supporting roles. "Back in London," he later recalled, "I was always just going to be the best friend, or the crook or the detective on the side." When Elba could take no more of this, he immigrated to the United States. Within a few years, Elba landed a starring role on what would come to be known as one of the best TV series of all time, The Wire.Elba's performance as pusher "Stringer" Bell attained widespread popularity with viewers and helped put Elba on the map. Elba then transitioned into big-screen roles in movies like The Gospel, The Reaping, Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls, 28 Weeks Later, and the Alien prequel Prometheus. Elba also enjoyed more stateside TV success on shows like The Office and Luther.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cats Macavity 2019
No Score Yet Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Brixton 2019
56% Yardie Director 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War Heimdall $665M 2018
81% Molly's Game Actor $28.8M 2018
93% Thor: Ragnarok Heimdall $315M 2017
39% The Mountain Between Us Ben Bass $29.7M 2017
15% The Dark Tower Roland Deschain $50.7M 2017
41% 100 Streets Max Producer 2017
48% The Take (Bastille Day) Sean Briar $42K 2016
86% Star Trek Beyond Krall $158.9M 2016
94% Finding Dory Fluke $486.3M 2016
94% The Jungle Book Shere Khan $364M 2016
97% Zootopia Chief Bogo $341.3M 2016
92% Beasts of No Nation Commandant $84.4K 2015
No Score Yet Enchanted Kingdom 3D Actor 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron Heimdall $429.2M 2015
17% The Gunman Barnes $8M 2015
No Score Yet The Enchanted Kingdom Actor 2015
No Score Yet Mandela, My Dad and Me Actor 2015
11% No Good Deed Executive Producer Colin $42.5M 2014
76% Second Coming Mark 2014
61% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela $4.8M 2013
66% Thor: The Dark World Heimdall $206.4M 2013
72% Pacific Rim Stacker Pentecost $101.8M 2013
74% Prometheus Janek $126.5M 2012
18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Moreau $51.8M 2012
77% Thor Heimdall $181.1M 2011
13% Demons Never Die Executive Producer 2011
29% Takers Gordon Jennings $57.8M 2010
48% The Losers Roque $23.5M 2010
83% Legacy: Black Ops Executive Producer Malcolm Gray 2010
No Score Yet Bone Deep Actor 2010
19% Obsessed Derek Charles $68.3M 2009
10% The Unborn Arthur Wyndham $42.7M 2009
60% RocknRolla Mumbels $5.7M 2008
No Score Yet The Human Contract Larry 2008
8% Prom Night Detective Winn $43.9M 2008
55% This Christmas Quentin Whitfield Jr. $49.2M 2007
80% American Gangster Tango $130.2M 2007
71% 28 Weeks Later... Stone $28.6M 2007
8% The Reaping Ben $25.2M 2007
26% Daddy's Little Girls Monty $31.4M 2007
32% The Gospel Reverend Charles Frank $15.8M 2005
No Score Yet Sometimes in April Augustin Muganza 2005
No Score Yet World of Trouble Actor 2005
No Score Yet One Love Aaron 2004
73% Buffalo Soldiers Kimborough 2001
No Score Yet Belle maman Actor 1998
No Score Yet Ultraviolet Actor 1998

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
51% Turn Up Charlie
2019
Executive Producer Charlie Creator Co-creator
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
88% Luther
2010
John Luther
  • 2019
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet In the Long Run
2018
Walter Creator
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
75% Guerrilla
2017
Executive Producer Kent
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Appearing Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2013
55% The Big C
2010-2013
Lenny
  • 2010
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices
2009
Appearing
  • 2009
89% The Office
2005-2013
Charles Miner
  • 2009
  • 2006
96% The Wire
2002-2008
Stringer Bell
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Angelo Sedaris
  • 2003
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Robert Gabriel
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Lonnie Liston
  • 2001
96% Absolutely Fabulous
1992-2012
Hilton
  • 1995
No Score Yet Jonny Zero
2005
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