What is the list of the most popular and successful films, where Idris Elba's took part in? What are the awards, which he has received for the role in these films? Read the information below to learn more about the popular actor of African origin.
Idris Elba movies
Idris Elba is the only child in a family. He was born in London. At first, he studied at a school where he has played on the stage for the first time. His father is from the Republic of Sierra Leone, and mother from Ghana. Elba has grown in East Ham and has begun to help the uncle with his DJ business at weddings in 1986. Later he has started a career of the DJ, acting in nightclubs under a nickname of DJ Big Driis in 19 years. From 1989 to 1990, Idris worked at Ford Company. At the beginning of the career, he acted on television. The first and the most insignificant role played by him were in series 'Bramwell' in 1995. He has appeared in a bit part in one series. After that, Elba began to act in the films, playing supporting roles. Among them, there were movies 'Buffalo Soldiers' (2001) and others. He has appeared in several series of the known sitcom 'The Office'. In 2005, he played a leading role in the television movie 'Sometimes in April'. By 2007, his career became brisker. Elba has been involved more than in five movies. In 2008, Idris acted one of leading roles in the criminal comedy by Guy Ritchie 'RocknRolla'. In 2009, he joined the cast of a sitcom 'The Office' for some time. In 2010, Elba played in the movie 'Takers' and played a leading role in series Luther. In 2011, there was a fantastic movie 'Thor' based on the comic book of the same name. Idris Elba has played a role of the soldier. Also same year the second season of 'Luther' has appeared, for a role in which Elba has received the 'Golden globe' as 'the Best actor in mini-series or the television.' In 2012, the actor had two large projects — the mystical action movie 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' and fantastic thriller 'Prometheus'.
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In 2013, Idris played one of the leading roles in the movie 'Pacific Rim' and played in the sequel of 'Thor 2'. Following the results of 2013, he was nominated for the 'Golden globe' in two categories — 'The best actor — the drama' (for Nelson Mandela's role in the movie 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom') and 'The best actor — mini-series or the television movie' (already for the third time for mini-series 'Luther').
Idris Elba – James Bond
After the hacker attack on the Website of Film Company of MGM in Network, there were rumors that producers consider Idris Elba for James Bond's role after the termination of the contract with Daniel Craig. Idris Elba net worth now is about $12 million. He is included in the list of the richest actors of African origin.
Idris Elba wife
From 1997 to 2001, Idris Elba was married to the actress Dormowa Sherman, with whom he has a daughter. The actor spends the most part of the time in London and owns the house in Atlanta so he could be close to the daughter.
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