Idris Elba is a popular British actor born in Hackney, London.
Idris studied at the National Youth Music Theatre and scored his first TV roles in soap opera Family Affairs and drama Ultraviolet before making a major name for himself as Russell “Stringer” Bell in US series The Wire. His BBC series Luther was been a major hit too.
Mostly active in movies he does still find some time for TV work.
14 Oct 2016… Idris has begun work on what promises to be a strong African based crime drama. Brazza, which is most likely a working title at this point in time, is set in the heart of Republic of Congo’s criminal underworld Brazzaville. Paul Viragh is attached as writer and Michael Winterbottom is also involved. Idris will definitely produce but no word on whether he will actually appear as well.
13 Oct 2016… Idris has been speaking to Shortlist magazine and remarked that before he found fame his toughest gig as appearing in criminal reenactments on BBC show Crimewatch!