History Creator / IdrisElba

12th Jul '16 12:39:18 PM Ragitsu
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* ''Film/TheDarkTower'' (2017)
17th May '16 12:10:32 PM Eagal
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* BadassBaritone

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* BadassBaritoneBadassBaritone: Elba has a fairly deep voice.
14th May '16 11:55:24 AM nombretomado
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'''Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba''' [[KnightFever OBE]] (September 6, 1972-) is an English television, theatre, and film actor. A Golden Globe award winner for his role as ''Series/{{Luther}}'', he is also famous for having starred as the sophisticated druglord Stringer Bell in ''Series/TheWire'' and in several big budget Hollywood films such as ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', and ''Film/PacificRim''. He also reprised his role in the ''Thor'' sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.

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'''Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba''' [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever OBE]] (September 6, 1972-) is an English television, theatre, and film actor. A Golden Globe award winner for his role as ''Series/{{Luther}}'', he is also famous for having starred as the sophisticated druglord Stringer Bell in ''Series/TheWire'' and in several big budget Hollywood films such as ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', and ''Film/PacificRim''. He also reprised his role in the ''Thor'' sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.



* KnightFever: Received an OBE in 2015.

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* KnightFever: Received an OBE in 2015.
26th Apr '16 5:42:33 PM Mullon
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: [[GreenLantern John Stewart]] is a ''dead ringer'' for him in ''InjusticeGodsAmongUs''.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: [[GreenLantern John Stewart]] is a ''dead ringer'' for him in ''InjusticeGodsAmongUs''.''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''.
26th Apr '16 3:57:27 PM TheGreenHerring
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* ''Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'' (2013)
* ''Film/NoGoodDeed2014''
16th Apr '16 1:09:20 PM MontyPythonFanatic2
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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' (2016)
* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' (2016)
15th Apr '16 3:08:39 AM tenryufan
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* AbilityOverAppearance: In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', most people stopped noticing that Heimdall was being played by a black actor about six femtoseconds into Elba's performance. As Moviebob said, "To those people who asked, "Why cast a black man as a Viking", every scene Elba is in is resounding '''''"THAT IS WHY!"'''''".
** Another case of this when he was cast as Roland Deschain, who is described as looking like Creator/ClintEastwood, in ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''. However, since Gilead is never described as having any problems with racism, this probably won't affect the story much.



* CreatorBacklash: He went straight from shooting ''Mandela'' to ''Dark World'', including a complicated wire stunt which took a while to do, and Idris wasn't able to get out of the harness between takes. [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Here-How-Much-Idris-Elba-Hated-Shooting-Thor-2-68054.html He straight up called the sequence "Torture."]]
* FakeAmerican: He can put on an almost flawless East Coast accent. Many fans of ''Series/TheWire'' express surprise when they learn he is from the UK. He also used a fake American Accent in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
** Elba is also very committed to keeping up appearances: He used his American accent for most press appearances related to Series/TheWire, as well as any situations where he interacted with fans.



* SoMyKidsCanWatch: He has said he takes roles in films like ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/PacificRim'' because his daughter is a big fan of those types of movies.
* StarMakingRole: It's a tie between Stringer Bell and DCI John Luther.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was almost cast as Django in ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.

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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: He has said he takes roles in films like ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/PacificRim'' because his daughter is a big fan of those types of movies.
* StarMakingRole: It's a tie between Stringer Bell and DCI John Luther.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was almost cast as Django in ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
14th Mar '16 5:57:22 PM ngh93
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Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba [[KnightFever OBE]] (September 6, 1972-) is an English television, theatre, and film actor. A Golden Globe award winner for his role as ''Series/{{Luther}}'', he is also famous for having starred as the sophisticated druglord Stringer Bell in ''Series/TheWire'' and in several big budget Hollywood films such as ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', and ''Film/PacificRim''. He also reprised his role in the ''Thor'' sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.

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Idrissa '''Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba Elba''' [[KnightFever OBE]] (September 6, 1972-) is an English television, theatre, and film actor. A Golden Globe award winner for his role as ''Series/{{Luther}}'', he is also famous for having starred as the sophisticated druglord Stringer Bell in ''Series/TheWire'' and in several big budget Hollywood films such as ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', and ''Film/PacificRim''. He also reprised his role in the ''Thor'' sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.
10th Feb '16 10:05:52 AM CassandraLeo
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* AbilityOverAppearance: In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', most people stopped noticing that Heimdall was being played by a black actor about six femtoseconds into Elba's performance. As Moviebob said, "To those people who asked, "Why cast a black man as a Viking", every scene Elba is in is resounding '''''"THAT IS WHY!"'''''.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', most people stopped noticing that Heimdall was being played by a black actor about six femtoseconds into Elba's performance. As Moviebob said, "To those people who asked, "Why cast a black man as a Viking", every scene Elba is in is resounding '''''"THAT IS WHY!"'''''.WHY!"'''''".
** Another case of this when he was cast as Roland Deschain, who is described as looking like Creator/ClintEastwood, in ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''. However, since Gilead is never described as having any problems with racism, this probably won't affect the story much.



* FakeAmerican: He can put on an almost flawless East Coast accent. Many fans of ''The Wire'' express surprise when they learn he is from the UK. He also used a fake American Accent in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
** Elba is also very committed to keeping up appearances: He used his American accent for most press appearances related to TheWire, as well as any situations where he interacted with fans.

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* FakeAmerican: He can put on an almost flawless East Coast accent. Many fans of ''The Wire'' ''Series/TheWire'' express surprise when they learn he is from the UK. He also used a fake American Accent in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
** Elba is also very committed to keeping up appearances: He used his American accent for most press appearances related to TheWire, Series/TheWire, as well as any situations where he interacted with fans.



* StarMakingRole: It's a tie between Stinger Bell and DCI John Luther.

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* StarMakingRole: It's a tie between Stinger Stringer Bell and DCI John Luther.
31st Dec '15 1:49:10 PM SilentHunterUK
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Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba (September 6, 1972-) is an English television, theatre, and film actor. A Golden Globe award winner for his role as ''Series/{{Luther}}'', he is also famous for having starred as the sophisticated druglord Stringer Bell in ''Series/TheWire'' and in several big budget Hollywood films such as ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', and ''Film/PacificRim''. He also reprised his role in the ''Thor'' sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.

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Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba [[KnightFever OBE]] (September 6, 1972-) is an English television, theatre, and film actor. A Golden Globe award winner for his role as ''Series/{{Luther}}'', he is also famous for having starred as the sophisticated druglord Stringer Bell in ''Series/TheWire'' and in several big budget Hollywood films such as ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', and ''Film/PacificRim''. He also reprised his role in the ''Thor'' sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.


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* KnightFever: Received an OBE in 2015.
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