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Idris Elba

  • Birthplace: Hackney, London, England
  • Birthday: September 06

Idris Elba is John Luther in the BBC TV television show Luther.

Idris Elba is John Luther in the BBC TV television show Luther.

Elba portrayed South African president/segregation freedom fighter Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to FreedomHe starred as Janek in Prometheus with Charlize Theron and appeared alongside Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins in Thor the role of Heimdall.

He has also starred in other such features as Daddy’s Little Girls, Obsessed and 28 Weeks Later.

Television fans also recognize him from his work as "Charles Miner," alongside Steve Carell, on NBC comedy The Office and his performance as Russell "Stringer" Bell on The Wire.

 

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

0 Wins4 Nominations

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Idris Elba, as John Luther
  • Luther
  • BBC America
  • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Idris Elba, as John Luther
  • Luther
  • BBC America
  • A BBC and BBC America co-production distributed by BBC Worldwide

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2011

  • Nominee
  • Idris Elba, as Lenny
  • The Big C
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Sony Pictures Television, Perkins Street Productions, Farm Kid, Original Film

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2011

  • Nominee
  • Idris Elba, as John Luther
  • Luther
  • BBC America
  • A BBC and BBC America co-production distributed by BBC Worldwide