Idris Elba - Rotten Tomatoes

Idris Elba

Highest Rated:   98% Zootopia (2016)
Lowest Rated:   8% Prom Night (2008)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Mountain Between Us
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The Dark Tower
  • Roland Deschain
2017
41% 100 Streets
  • Max
  • Producer
2017
No Score Yet Molly's Game
  • Actor
2017
46% The Take (Bastille Day)
  • Sean Briar
2016
84% Star Trek Beyond
  • Krall
2016
94% Finding Dory
  • Fluke
2016
95% The Jungle Book
  • Shere Khan
2016
98% Zootopia
  • Chief Bogo
2016
91% Beasts of No Nation
  • Commandant
2015
No Score Yet Enchanted Kingdom 3D
  • Actor
2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Heimdall
2015
17% The Gunman
  • Barnes
2015
No Score Yet The Enchanted Kingdom
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Mandela, My Dad and Me
  • Actor
2015
10% No Good Deed
  • Executive Producer
  • Colin
2014
82% Second Coming
  • Mark
2014
59% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Nelson Mandela
2013
66% Thor: The Dark World
  • Heimdall
2013
71% Pacific Rim
  • Stacker Pentecost
2013
72% Prometheus
  • Janek
2012
17% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Moreau
2012
77% Thor
  • Heimdall
2011
13% Demons Never Die
  • Executive Producer
2011
28% Takers
  • Gordon Jennings
2010
49% The Losers
  • Roque
2010
No Score Yet Bone Deep
  • Actor
2010
83% Legacy: Black Ops
  • Malcolm Gray
  • Executive Producer
2010
19% Obsessed
  • Derek Charles
2009
10% The Unborn
  • Arthur Wyndham
2009
59% RocknRolla
  • Mumbels
2008
No Score Yet The Human Contract
  • Larry
2008
8% Prom Night
  • Detective Winn
2008
56% This Christmas
  • Quentin Whitfield Jr.
2007
80% American Gangster
  • Tango
2007
70% 28 Weeks Later...
  • Stone
2007
8% The Reaping
  • Ben
2007
26% Daddy's Little Girls
  • Monty
2007
32% The Gospel
  • Reverend Charles Frank
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Angelo Sedaris
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
Guerrilla
2017
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Charles Miner
No Score Yet Absolutely Fabulous
1992-2012
  • Hilton
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Appearing
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Lonnie Liston
90% Luther
2010-2015
  • John Luther
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
69% The Big C
2010-2013
  • Lenny
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
96% The Wire
2002-2008
  • Stringer Bell

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