Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Highest Rated: 98% Zootopia (2016)

Lowest Rated: 7% 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
20% Cats Macavity 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Brixton 2019
54% Yardie Director 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War Heimdall $665M 2018
82% Molly's Game Actor $28.8M 2018
93% Thor: Ragnarok Heimdall $315M 2017
39% The Mountain Between Us Ben Bass $29.7M 2017
16% 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
98% 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
12% 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
71% Pacific Rim Stacker Pentecost Sensi $101.8M 2013
73% 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
28% Takers Gordon Jennings $57.8M 2010
48% The Losers Roque $23.5M 2010
No Score Yet Bone Deep Actor 2010
83% Legacy: Black Ops Malcolm Gray Executive Producer 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
7% Prom Night Detective Winn $43.9M 2008
54% 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
53% Turn Up Charlie
2019
Executive Producer Co-creator Creator Charlie 2019
No Score Yet In the Long Run
2018
Creator Walter 2019
2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2019
2017
88% Luther
2010
John Luther 2019
2015
2013
2011
2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
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
2015-2019
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
Guest Appearing 2015
2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2010
55% The Big C
2010-2013
Lenny 2010
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices
2009
Appearing 2009
88% The Office
2005-2013
Charles Miner 2009
2006
No Score Yet Girlfriends
2000-2008
Paul 2005
94% 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
18% Hack
2002-2004
Mac Boone 2002
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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QUOTES FROM Idris Elba CHARACTERS

Shere Khan says: Man is forbidden!

Chief Bogo says: Life isn't some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and all your insipid dreams magically come true. So let it go.

Chief Bogo says: Didn't forget. Just don't care.

Chief Bogo says: First, we need to acknowledge the elephant in the room . . . Francine. Happy birthday!

Commandant says: It has put the weapons of this war back in your hands of you, the young, the powerful

Commandant says: It has put the weapons of this war back in your hands of you, the young, the powerful.

Commandant says: I will always protect you because you are my son. And a son always protects his father.

Commandant says: What are you doing here?

Thor says: Heimdall, you're eyes!

Heimdall says: You did this to us.

Colin says: I would have thought with all those brains you got, you woulda figured out what game we're playing.

Stacker Pentecost says: Haven't you heard Mr. Beckett? The world is coming to an end. So where would you rather die? Here? Or in a Jaeger?

Augustin Muganza says: Every year in April, the rainy season starts. And every year, every day in April, a haunting emptiness descends over our hearts. Every year in April I remember how quickly life ends.

Nelson Mandela says: People learn to hate. They are taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart.

Stacker Pentecost says: Today we are cancelling the apocalypse!

Stacker Pentecost says: One - don't you ever touch me again. Two - don't you ever touch me again.

Stacker Pentecost says: Mako!!! You can finish this!!! I'll always be there for you!!! You can always find me in the drift!!!

Stacker Pentecost says: Mako! You can finish this! I'll always be there for you! You can always find me in the drift!

Stacker Pentecost says: Mako, vengenance is like an open wound...

Stacker Pentecost says: Mako, vengenance is like an open wound.

Stacker Pentecost says: Today, we'll cancel the Apocalypse!

Stacker Pentecost says: Today we face the monsters that are at our door

Stacker Pentecost says: Today we face the monsters that are at our door.

Stacker Pentecost says: Do you want do die here, or in a Jager?

Stacker Pentecost says: This is the end of the world. So where do you want to die? Here or in a Jaeger?

Stacker Pentecost says: One: Don't you ever touch me again. Two: Don't you ever touch me again.

Stacker Pentecost says: Today, at the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today we face the monsters that are at our door. Today, we take the fight to them. Today we are canceling the apocalypse!

Stacker Pentecost says: Today, at the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today we face the monsters that are at our door, today we are canceling the apocalypse!

Stacker Pentecost says: Today, at the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today there is no man or woman shall stand alone. Today we face the monsters at our door. Today we are cancelling the apocalypse!

Stacker Pentecost says: Today, at the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we've chosen to believe in each other. Today, we face the monsters behind our door! Today, we are cancelling the Apocalypse!

Sensi says: To Fight Monsters we created monsters

Sensi says: To fight monsters, we created monsters.

Sensi says: Today we are cancelling the apocalypse!

Heimdall says: You would defy Loki, our king, break every oath you have sworn as Asgardian warriors and commit treason by bringing Thor back?

Sif says: ......Yes.

Sif says: Yes.

Heimdall says: Good!

Volstagg says: Then you'll help us?

Heimdall says: (walks away) I am bound by my oath. I cannot open the Bifrost to you.

Heimdall says: [walks away] I am bound by my oath. I cannot open the Bifrost to you.

Fandral says: Complicated fellow, isn't he?

Heimdall says: Be warned, I shall uphold my sacred oath to protect this realm as its gatekeeper. If your return threatens the safety of Asgard, my gate will remain shut and you will be left to perish on the cold waste of Jotunheim.

Volstagg says: Couldn't you just keep the bridge open for us?

Heimdall says: Keeping the bridge open would unleash the full power of the Bifrost and destroy Jotunheim, with you on it.

Thor says: I have no plans to die today.

Heimdall says: None do.

Moreau says: I can still see the light.

Janek says: Why isn't that dent open?!

Roque says: Think you're thinking clear on this? Huh? 'Cuz every time we mess up, it's because of a woman.

Clay says: Name one time that I...

Roque says: Amber.

Clay says: Amber wasn't the problem, Amber's husband was the problem.

Roque says: Amber's husband wasn't the one who shot you.

Clay says: It was only in the leg.

Thor says: I have no plans to die today.

Heimdall says: None do.

Elizabeth Shaw says: Prometheus, are you seeing this?

Meredith Vickers says: They were right..

Janek says: You wanted them to be wrong?

Janek says: Are you a robot?

Janek says: Whatever that probe is picking up, it's a lifeform.

Mumbles says: If I could be half the human being Bob is at the cost of being a poof, I'd have to think about it. Not for very long, but I'd have to pause.

Heimdall says: Never before has an intruder slipped past me. I want to know how.

Thor says: We can only tell you when we return.

Gen. Stone says: Abandon selective targeting. Shoot everything. Targets are now free. We've lost control.

Gordon Jennings says: We're takers, gents. That's what we do for a living. We take

Gordon Jennings says: We're takers, gents. That's what we do for a living. We take.