Idrissa Akuna Elba

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Idrissa Akuna Elba Wiki Biography

Idrissa Akuna Elba was born on 6 September 1972, in Hackney, London England, to a Sierra Leonean father, Winston, and  Ghanaian mother, Eve, who married before migrating to England, and now known as Idris Elba, is an actor, musician and producer, best known for his appearances in such television shows and movies as “Luther”, “American Gangster”, “Thor” and “Pacific Rim” among many others. During his career Idris has been nominated for and has won various  awards, including BET, NAACP Image, Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe Awards and others. In addition, Idris is also known as a musician, and has even released some singles, and also produced songs of other artists.

So how rich is Idris Elba? It is estimated by authoritative sources that Elba’s net worth is over $12 million, the main source being his career as an actor which began in the mid-’90s, and there would be no surprise if Idris’ net worth grew in the future.

In 1986 Elba became interested in the DJ business while helping his uncle organise various events, and soon created his own DJ company. When he was 19 years old, Idris began performing at various nightclubs, then eventually began auditioning for various television shows. In 1995, he was cast in the show called “Bramwell”, and from that time, Idris Elba’s net worth really began to grow. Later, he also appeared in such TV shows as “The Bill”, “Family Affairs”, “Ultraviolet” and “Dangerfield” among many others, which all added steadily to Idris’ net worth. In 2002 he was cast in the TV series “The Wire”, in which also became popular in the US,  portraying Russell “Stringer” Bell in the series through 2004, then in 2005 he appeared as Captain Augustin Muganza in “Sometimes in April”, an HBO film depicting the Rwandan Genocide, followed by a role in the 2007 BET special Black Men: The Truth. He also appeared as Charlie Gotso in “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”, filmed in Botswana which premiered on BBC One in March 2008, attracting a high 6.3 million viewers, 27% of the TV audience share in the time slot.

Then in 2009, he received an invitation to play the title character in the TV series “Luther”  which ultimately became one of his most famous roles, and gained him the acclaim of others in the industry, continuing until the present. Concurrently, in 2010 he was selected to play the title role in the film “Mandela: the Long Walk to Freedom”, which attracted above average reviews, but wide praise for Idris’ performance, considerably enhancing his net worth.

When speaking about his further career in the movie industry, he has appeared in such movies as “28 Weeks Later”, “Daddy’s Little Girls” and “Prom Night” among many others, including  “Pacific Rim”, “Thor”, “Prometheus” and “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”. These movies also added to Elba’s reputation, and  had a huge impact on the growth of Idris Elba’s net worth.

Idris is also known as a musician and producer. He has worked with Giggs, Angie Stone, Pharoahe Monch, Noel Fielding and other artists. Idris has released several extended plays himself, for example “Big Man”, “Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela”, “King Among Kings” and others.

In his personal life, Idris has 2 children, one from a previous marriage, and a son with long-time girlfriend Naiyana Garth. Aside from the several awards previously mentioned, in 2017 Idris won the interestingly named title of “Rear of the Year”  for males in the UK. He has residences in London, New York City and Los Angeles.

IMDB Wikipedia ” $12 Million 6′ 2¾” (1.9 m) 7 Wallace A Long Walk to Freedom Actor Actors Angie Stone BBC BET Award Big Driis the Londoner Big Dris Black British people Chris Hemsworth Detective Disc jockey DJ Big Driis Entertainment Eve Elba Film Film producer Fox Broadcasting Company Gabrielle Union Giggs Golden Globe Award Hanne “Kim” Norgaard (m. 1999–2003) Idris Idris Akuna Elba Idris Elba Idris Elba Net Worth Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba Idrissa Akuna Elba Isan Elba Jeremy Renner Kellan Lutz London Borough of Hackney Long Walk to Freedom Luther Luther (TV series) Malinda Williams NAACP Image Award Neil Cross Nelson Mandela Noel Fielding October 15 Pacific Rim Pharoahe Monch Primetime Emmy Award Rapper Rose Byrne Russell Bell Scott Porter Singer Sonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006–2006) Takers Thor United Kingdom Winston Elba

Idrissa Akuna Elba Quick Info

Full NameIdris Elba
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of Birth6 September, 1972
Place Of BirthLondon Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
Height6′ 2¾” (1.9 m)
ProfessionActor, Television producer, Singer, Rapper, Disc jockey, Film Producer
EducationNational Youth Music Theatre
NationalityBritish
SpouseSonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006–2006), Hanne “Kim” Norgaard (m. 1999–2003)
ChildrenWinston Elba, Isan Elba
ParentsWinston Elba, Eve Elba
NicknamesIdrissa Akuna Elba , DJ Big Driis , Big Driis the Londoner , Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba , Idris Akuna Elba , Big Dris , 7 Wallace
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/idriselba
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/idriselba
Google+http://plus.google.com/+IdrisElba
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/idriselba
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/hevlar_recordings
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0252961
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/idris-elba-mn0002142209
AwardsMOBO Inspiration Award (2014), Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Billboard Music Awards, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, BET Award for Best Actor (2010), Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male (2011)
AlbumsEPs: “Big Man”, “Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela”, “King Among Kings”
NominationsOfficer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) (New Year Honours, 2016), 100 Most Influential People in the World (Time’s, 2016),100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2007, People’s)
Movies“28 Weeks Later”, “Daddy’s Little Girls”, “Pacific Rim” (2013), “Thor”, “Prometheus”, “RocknRolla” (2008), “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”, “Demons Never Die” (2011), “Beasts of No Nation” (2011), “Zootopia” (2016), “The Jungle Book” (2016)
TV Shows“Journey Dot Africa with Idris Elba” (2014), “Luther” (2010-2015), “CSI: Miami (2003), “Silent Witness” (1997), “Law & Order” (2001), “Luther”, “American Gangster”, “Idris Elba: No Limits” (2015)

Idrissa Akuna Elba Trademarks

  1. Strong London accent
  2. Deep baritone voice

Idrissa Akuna Elba Quotes

  • [on his role in Star Trek Beyond (2016)] I play Krall. This is a man with a definite purpose. I say a man, but he’s not a man. Or is he? What’s interesting about him is that he has a real beef with what the Enterprise stands for. Krall’s a character who’s deeply steeped in hatred – in my opinion, a well-earned hatred – for the Federation. It felt quite political. There’s a relatability to what’s happening in our world. Not everybody’s happy with what everybody calls the good guys.
  • The underlying issues of The Wire (2002) are not a million miles from what British kids are dealing with today. The show is recognized for its realistic portrayal of urban life where kids hang around on corners with nothing to do. They are handpicked by gangsters that offer them quick money for dirty jobs – this is very similar to the gang and drug culture emerging in some of the UK’s biggest cities.
  • [on shooting Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)] Nicolas Cage came back one day on set, and he came down to set and he looked a little bit tired, a little bit – kind of like he’d been up all night. So I was like “Hey Nic, man, how you doing man?” and he said “I’m alright,” and I said “You seem a little spooked out,” and he said “Yeah man, I went up to Dracula’s castle… the ruins up in the mountains, and I stayed the night,” and I said “What?! Why?” and he said “I just had to channel the energy, and it was pretty spooky up there.” We were shooting in Romania, Transylvania, and he just went up there to spend the night, as you do. And then he walked away. True story.
  • [on spending a night alone on Robbens Island in what was once Nelson Mandela’s isolated cell for 18 years] The place is haunted. At one point, I started to nod off, and this freezing breeze passed my face – it was the end of summer, not cold out at all – and it woke me up, the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. I guarantee you it was a spirit.
  • [on creating the persona of Nelson Mandela for the screen biography] Not having met the man, my dad does remind me of what I imagine him to be in person: the presence, the humor and the way he moves – elegant, but at the same time sturdy, a rock-solid guy. I channeled my dad’s energies because he was a big fan of Mr. Mandela and a union guy who struggled for the working man. Instead of a liberation struggle, his struggle was “My guys deserve steel-toed boots and a lunch break.” But Mandela was always part of the discussion.
  • [on being considered a sex symbol] Look, when I wasn’t on television or in films, I didn’t get any special attention when I went out. Some beautiful people always attract attention. I didn’t until I got on television. So I’m on these lists only because I’m on television. It happens to me all the time, still. I’ll sit in a pub and nobody will recognize me. I might see an attractive woman, but she doesn’t recognize me, so I’m not getting any love. Then one person goes, “Oh, it’s you,” and suddenly, they all overhear and start asking questions. It’s bullshit.
  • By the way, you know I’ve never watched The Wire (2002). I’ve seen a full episode at screenings but never at home. I’ve never watched an entire season. I’ve not seen any episode of season two, most of season three and none of seasons four and five. I’m supercritical of my own work. As an actor, if you’re being told how wonderful you are, what do you need to strive for? I don’t know if I’m good just because some critic says I am in the press.
  • I’d had three or four years of unemployment, not getting acting jobs. I was watching Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes and saying, “I can do that. I can be right there with them.” My wife was about eight and a half months pregnant by the time I got the news I was going to be on The Wire (2002). If I didn’t get it, I was going to leave the US. We knew that if I didn’t have acting work after my daughter was born we would be up shit street.
  • … For me, it’s entertainment. Every single film I’ve done, it’s about the character. I chose these roles, whether it’s Obsessed (2009), whether it’s The Gospel (2005). Not everything is going to be as powerful as some of the more iconic roles. I mean, my two biggest performances to date: One film is called Sometimes in April (2005), which is a really important film about the Rwandan Genocide, and people don’t ever speak about that role, or that film and what it meant to the people of Rwanda. And I have a film that’s out now, a small film called Legacy (2010) [he stars as a former black-ops soldier who was captured and tortured, and returns home to struggle with his paranoia and anxiety and a political conspiracy], but not one bit of acclaim. We actually sent a screener to Roger Ebert this week because he expressed his wish to see it. Not to say he’s given his iconic two thumbs up, yet. But I really hope that he does. Michael Moore saw it and loved it. It’s a film that critically, in the festival world, has done really well, but again, it’s a tiny film and no one wants to write about it because no one really wants to support small-timey films. This character holes himself up in a room for a week, and in this room, he starts to unravel who he is and where he’s been. You start to understand that this is a man who’s not very well. And then you realize that you’re not sure if some of the things we’re seeing are real, and in the end, there’s a twist. I’m so proud of it, because we made it for no money. [He was also an executive producer on the film.] But I’m also proud of it because it actually does resonate for people who have someone like that in their family, someone who worked in the armed forces and the person that left and the soldier that came back are different. I get criticized for taking roles in films like Ghost Rider 2, but if you look at my résumé, dude, I’ve mixed it up as much as I can. [laughs] I love to play different roles. That’s just the kind of actor I am.
  • [on the diversity of projects he’s been involved with and if there’s any kind of role that frightens him] I would never be fearful of any character. I think there’s a tendency for actors like myself, and I don’t mean to generalize myself, but I’ve played “men’s men”, if you will, characters that are simmering rage and calculated. There’s a trend not to play anything that is opposed to that. I remember when I left Stringer [on HBO’s The Wire (2002)], one of the films I did was Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), which was about a man doting over his three little girls. I remember there was talk, “Why? Would would you do that? Play gangsters. Play ruthless.” It’s really funny because the same people who loved me as Stringer Bell were the same people that were watching Daddy’s Little Girls literally in tears. Some people don’t like the film, but some of the guys that came up to me and said, “Yo, I want to see you play gangsters” were the same ones that were in tears because they had either strained relationships with their children, or they loved their children so much and they were watching a character that they could relate to. I don’t mind playing characters that are opposite of what people think I am.
  • [on why he uses his American accent when talking to fans of The Wire (2002)] Wherever I go, the real hardcore drug dealers come up to me and confide in me. I almost feel guilty turning around and saying: “Ello, mate. My name’s Idris and I’m from London.” I don’t want to break the illusion.
  • [on the differences between him and his character Stringer Bell from The Wire (2002)] Stringer is very calculating and he has to be for so many reasons. He’ll calculates the next steps, shipments, inventory, pays workers… all that. But the wicked part is that he can plan murders because that’s a part of his business. I’ll tell you, if I, Idris, had to contract for murders as part of my job, I couldn’t do it because I have a heart. I have no stomach for ordering other people’s deaths. Stringer just gets in there, orders the deed and bam… that’s it… it’s done and he doesn’t think twice about it. There’s no way I could be that cold. I’m also a more lively kid out there, doing stuff and I can’t just do one thing forever. Stringer is committed to his job and business so much so he doesn’t have much of a personal life so he’s more one dimensional. As for me I have a child, a life, thirst for travel, you know I’m curious… whereas Stringer is more interested in being the best business person and his interests don’t go further than that.

Idrissa Akuna Elba Important Facts

  • Currently resides in New York City. [August 2005]
  • Has no formal acting training.
  • Named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2016]
  • Is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) since 2016.
  • Has played a spaceship commander in two sci-fi films: Captain Janek of the spaceship Prometheus in the movie Prometheus (2012), and Balthazar Edison of the starship USS Franklin in Star Trek Beyond (2016).
  • Has worked with Tom Hardy in the crime comedy RocknRolla (2008). Both stars appeared in the very popular Star Trek series. Tom appeared in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Idris appeared in Star Trek Beyond (2016).
  • For his work in Beasts of No Nation (2015), he’s the first (and, as 2016, the only) winner of the SAG award for Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture not to receive an Oscar nomination for the same performance.
  • He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to drama. He is an actor in London, England.
  • He broke a land speed record, drove a dragster, and piloted an airplane in his miniseries Idris Elba: No Limits (2015). An avid rally fan, he competed in the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship as well as starred in the miniseries, where he races a rally car with help from Ari Vatanen.
  • In April 2009, The Prince’s Trust, which Elba credits with helping to begin his career, appointed him their Anti-Crime Ambassador. In July 2010, he announced his support for Oona King in her campaign to become the Labour Party candidate for Mayor of London in 2012.
  • Became a father for the second time at age 41 when his girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to their son Winston Elba on April 17, 2014.
  • Named one of People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. [May 2007]
  • Has been a huge fan of Arsenal Football Club since age 15, although admits only to having gone to two matches. His father is a supporter of Manchester United Football Club (interview on arsenal.com website February 2010).
  • Former member of the National Youth Music Theatre.
  • He co-produced and performed the intro on rapper Jay Z’s album “American Gangster” (2007).
  • He appeared on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) special Black Men: The Truth (2007).
  • Is an only child of African immigrants living in England. His father was from Sierra Leone and his mother was from Ghana. His name is of Krio African origin.
  • Has one daughter with his ex-wife Hanne “Kim” Norgaard: Isan Elba (born 2002). Isan currently resides with her mother in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Has appeared on the cover of Essence magazine’s “Hot Hollywood Men” issue. [April 2004]
  • Disc jockey under the name “Big Driis the Londoner”.

Idrissa Akuna Elba Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Thor: Ragnarok2017post-productionHeimdallActor
The Mountain Between Us2017filmingBen PayneActor
The Dark Tower2017post-productionRoland Deschain
The Gunslinger
Actor
Guerrilla2017TV Mini-Series filmingKentActor
Molly’s Game2017filmingActor
Finding Dory: Marine Life Interviews2016Video shortFluke (voice)Actor
Star Trek Beyond2016KrallActor
100 Streets2016MaxActor
Finding Dory2016Fluke (voice)Actor
Bastille Day2016Sean BriarActor
The Jungle Book2016Shere Khan (voice)Actor
Zootopia2016Chief Bogo (voice)Actor
Luther2010-2015TV SeriesDCI John LutherActor
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege the Day Feat. Idris Elba2015Video shortTeam LeaderActor
Beasts of No Nation2015CommandantActor
Playhouse Presents2015TV SeriesAkuna’s Father / NarratorActor
Avengers: Age of Ultron2015HeimdallActor
The Gunman2015BarnesActor
An Epic Journey to Coming to America2014ShortDriisActor
No Good Deed2014/IColinActor
Second Coming2014MarkActor
Thor: The Dark World2013HeimdallActor
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom2013Nelson MandelaActor
Pacific Rim2013Stacker PentecostActor
Prometheus2012/IJanekActor
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance2011MoreauActor
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32011Video GameTruck (voice)Actor
Aqua Teen Hunger Force2011TV SeriesPolice OfficerActor
Thor2011HeimdallActor
Real Strength2011TV Movie voiceActor
The Big C2010TV SeriesLennyActor
Takers2010Gordon JenningsActor
The Losers2010/IRoqueActor
Legacy2010/IMalcolm GrayActor
The Office2009TV SeriesCharles MinerActor
Obsessed2009DerekActor
The Unborn2009Arthur WyndhamActor
The Human Contract2008LarryActor
RocknRolla2008MumblesActor
Prom Night2008/IDetective WinnActor
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency2008TV SeriesCharlie GotsoActor
This Christmas2007Quentin WhitfieldActor
American Gangster2007TangoActor
28 Weeks Later2007StoneActor
The Reaping2007BenActor
Daddy’s Little Girls2007MontyActor
All in the Game2006TV MoviePaulActor
The Gospel2005Reverend Charles FrankActor
World of Trouble2005TV MovieActor
Jonny Zero2005TV SeriesHodgeActor
Sometimes in April2005TV MovieAugustinActor
Girlfriends2005TV SeriesPaul RaymondActor
The Wire2002-2004TV SeriesRussell ‘Stringer’ BellActor
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesAngelo SedarisActor
One Love2003AaronActor
Soul Food2003TV SeriesSmittyActor
Queens Supreme2003TV SeriesCarlaActor
Hack2002TV SeriesMac BooneActor
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries2002TV SeriesRobert GabrielActor
Law & Order2001TV SeriesLonnie ListonActor
Buffalo Soldiers2001KimboroughActor
London’s Burning2001TV SeriesL / Cpl. FrostActor
In Defence2000TV SeriesPC Paul FraserActor
Sorted2000JamActor
Dangerfield1999TV SeriesMatt GregoryActor
Belle maman1999GrégoireActor
Ultraviolet1998TV Mini-SeriesVaughan RiceActor
Verdict1998TV SeriesPC Brian RawlinsonActor
Family Affairs1997TV SeriesTim WebsterActor
Insiders1997TV SeriesRobinson BennettActor
Behind the Mask1997ShortOvronramwenActor
Silent Witness1997TV SeriesCharlieActor
Crocodile Shoes II1996TV Mini-SeriesJo-JoActor
Crucial Tales1996TV Mini-SeriesBentonActor
The Governor1996TV SeriesOfficer ChiswickActor
Ruth Rendell Mysteries1996TV SeriesRaffy / Pest ControllerActor
The Bill1994-1995TV SeriesEarl Lee / Alex MasonActor
Bramwell1995TV Mini-SeriesCharlie CarterActor
Absolutely Fabulous1995TV SeriesHiltonActor
Space Precinct1994TV SeriesPizza Delivery ManActor
2point4 Children1994TV Seriesthe Parachute InstructorActor
Guerrilla2017TV Mini-Series executive producer – 2 episodes filmingProducer
Cut from a Different ClothDocumentary producer filmingProducer
LutherTV Movie executive producer pre-productionProducer
Idris Elba: No Limits2017TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer – 1 episodeProducer
100 Streets2016producerProducer
Little Big House2016Short executive producerProducer
Luther2010-2015TV Series associate producer – 16 episodesProducer
Murdah Loves John2015Video short executive producerProducer
Beasts of No Nation2015producerProducer
Mandela, My Dad and Me2015Documentary executive producerProducer
No Good Deed2014/Iexecutive producerProducer
Beats of the Beautiful Game2014Short executive producerProducer
Howard’s Happy Place2014TV Short executive producerProducer
Idris Elba’s How Clubbing Changed the World2012TV Movie documentary executive producerProducer
Milk & Honey2012TV Series executive producer – 1 episodeProducer
Walk Like a Panther2011TV Series executive producer – 1 episodeProducer
Demons Never Die2011executive producerProducer
How Hip Hop Changed the World2011TV Movie documentary executive producerProducer
Legacy2010/Iexecutive producerProducer
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2016 writer – 1 episode, 2016Soundtrack
Bastille Day2016performer: “The Road Less Travelled” / producer: “The Road Less Travelled” / writer: “The Road Less Travelled”Soundtrack
Prom Night2008/Iwriter: “This Is All That We Know”Soundtrack
Playhouse Presents2013-2015TV Series 2 episodesDirector
Rebellious Soul: The Musical2014TV MovieDirector
Confidential2015ShortWriter
Playhouse PresentsTV Series 1 episode, 2015 written by – 1 episode, 2013Writer
Confidential2015ShortComposer
Cut from a Different ClothDocumentary filmingHimselfSelf
Idris Elba: No Limits2017TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2016TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Good Morning America2013-2016TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself – No Good Deed / HimselfSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
BAFTA Televsion Awards 20162016TV SpecialHimself – PresenterSelf
Sport Relief 20162016TV MovieHimselfSelf
31st Film Independent Spirit Awards2016TV MovieHimself – WinnerSelf
The EE British Academy Film Awards2016TV Special documentaryHimself – PresenterSelf
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself – Winner: Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role & Outstanding Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie / Nominee: Outstanding Cast in a Motion PictureSelf
E! Live from the Red Carpet2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Live Boxing2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself – Nominee (credit only)Self
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Daily Show2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Formula 1: BBC Sport2014-2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Confidential2015ShortHimselfSelf
Glastonbury 20152015TV SeriesHimself – IntervieweeSelf
Mandela, My Dad and Me2015DocumentarySelf
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself – Presenter: Best CinematographySelf
Story of Now2015TV Series documentaryHimself – PresenterSelf
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself – No Good DeedSelf
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself – Unicef Imagine CampaignSelf
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011-2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself – No Good DeedSelf
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself – Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieSelf
Irons in the Fire2014Documentary shortNarrator (voice)Self
Enchanted Kingdom 3D2014DocumentaryNarrator (voice)Self
The Ones to Watch2014TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself – Nominee (uncredited)Self
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Oprah’s Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Newsround2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Janela Indiscreta2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Hollywood Fast Lane2013TV SeriesHimself – IntervieweeSelf
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Idris Elba: King of Speed2013TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Black Girls Rock! 20122012TV MovieHimselfSelf
Pride of Britain Awards2012TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus2012DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself – Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieSelf
Idris Elba’s How Clubbing Changed the World2012TV Movie documentaryHimself – PresenterSelf
The Path to Vengeance: Making ‘Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance’2012Video documentaryHimselfSelf
HBO First Look2012TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Attack of the Show!2012TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself – Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV MovieSelf
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself – Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or MovieSelf
How Hip Hop Changed the World2011TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The One Show2010-2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Gumball 3000: LDN 2 NYC2011HimselfSelf
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself – Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSelf
Executing the Heist: The Making of ‘Takers’2011Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
Gumball 3000 med Erik och Mackan2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Sidewalks Entertainment2010TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Breakfast2009-2010TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Brit Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The BRITs Encore2010TV MovieHimselfSelf
Inside the Cinema2009TV MovieHimselfSelf
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Paul O’Grady Show2009TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Tavis Smiley2007-2009TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Blokes, Birds and Backenders2009Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange2008TV Series documentaryHimself – HostSelf
The BET Honors2008TV MovieHimselfSelf
28 Weeks Later: The Infected2007Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
Code Red: The Making of ’28 Weeks Later’2007Video documentary shortHimself / General StoneSelf
Tapping the Wire2007TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
28 Weeks Later: The Rage Is Back2007Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Black Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Making ‘Sometimes in April’2005TV Short documentaryHimselfSelf
Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic2003Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
Rap City2003TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Lego Marvel’s Avengers2016Video GameHeimdallArchive Footage
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesStacker PentecostArchive Footage
The Frame2013TV SeriesStacker PentecostArchive Footage
Almost Famous IV2011TV Movie documentaryBoot Street BandArchive Footage
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage

Idrissa Akuna Elba Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleBeasts of No Nation (2015)Won
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesLuther (2010)Won
2016Screen Nation Film and Television AwardScreen Nation AwardsFavourite International FilmBeasts of No Nation (2015)Won
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureBeasts of No Nation (2015)Won
2016Critics’ Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited SeriesLuther (2010)Won
2016Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActorBeasts of No Nation (2015)Won
2016Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleBeasts of No Nation (2015)Won
2015WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeasts of No Nation (2015)Won
2015Capri Supporting Actor AwardCapri, HollywoodBeasts of No Nation (2015)Won
2015Ghana Movie AwardGhana Movie AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleBeasts of No Nation (2015)Won
2015NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorBeasts of No Nation (2015)Won
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLuther (2010)Won
2014RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest ActorLuther (2010)Won
2013Humanitarian AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsWon
2013Capri Actor AwardCapri, HollywoodMandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)Won
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionLuther (2010)Won
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, MaleLuther (2010)Won
2011BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorTakers (2010)Won
2011DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Leading ActorLuther (2010)Won
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLuther (2010)Won
2010BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorThe Losers (2010)Won
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleBeasts of No Nation (2015)Nominated
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesLuther (2010)Nominated
2016Screen Nation Film and Television AwardScreen Nation AwardsFavourite International FilmBeasts of No Nation (2015)Nominated
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureBeasts of No Nation (2015)Nominated
2016Critics’ Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited SeriesLuther (2010)Nominated
2016Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActorBeasts of No Nation (2015)Nominated
2016Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleBeasts of No Nation (2015)Nominated
2015WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeasts of No Nation (2015)Nominated
2015Capri Supporting Actor AwardCapri, HollywoodBeasts of No Nation (2015)Nominated
2015Ghana Movie AwardGhana Movie AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleBeasts of No Nation (2015)Nominated
2015NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorBeasts of No Nation (2015)Nominated
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLuther (2010)Nominated
2014RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest ActorLuther (2010)Nominated
2013Humanitarian AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsNominated
2013Capri Actor AwardCapri, HollywoodMandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)Nominated
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionLuther (2010)Nominated
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, MaleLuther (2010)Nominated
2011BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorTakers (2010)Nominated
2011DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Leading ActorLuther (2010)Nominated
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLuther (2010)Nominated
2010BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorThe Losers (2010)Nominated