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->''"To avoid crucifixion by ''Series/TheWire'' fans, we're obliged to point out that this guy played Stringer Bell."''
-->-- '''Kevin Murphy on Heimdall in the Podcast/RiffTrax commentary of ''Film/{{Thor}}'''''

'''Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba''' [[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''.

[[HeAlsoDid He's also a musician]], known as DJ Big Driis/Big Driis the Londoner.

!!Filmography

Film

* ''Bellemaman'' (1999)
* ''Sorted Jam'' (2000)
* ''Film/BuffaloSoldiers'' (2001)
* ''One Love'' (2003)
* ''The Gospel'' (2005)
* ''Film/DaddysLittleGirls'' (2007)
* ''The Reaping'' (2007)
* ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'' (2007)
* ''Film/AmericanGangster'' (2007)
* ''This Christmas'' (2007)
* ''Film/PromNight2008''
* ''Film/RocknRolla'' (2008)
* ''The Human Contract'' (2008)
* ''Film/TheUnborn'' (2009)
* ''Film/{{Obsessed}}'' (2009)
* ''Film/{{Takers}}'' (2010)
* ''Legacy'' (2010)
* ''Film/TheLosers'' (2010)
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as Heimdall:
** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' (2011)
** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' (2013)
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (2015)
** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' (2017)
* ''Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance'' (2012)
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' (2012)
* ''Film/PacificRim'' (2013)
* ''Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'' (2013)
* ''Film/NoGoodDeed2014''
* ''Film/BeastsOfNoNation'' (2015)
* ''Film/TheJungleBook2016''
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' (2016)
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' (2016)
* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' (2016)

Live Action TV

* ''Family Affairs'' (1997)
* ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' (1998 miniseries)
* ''Dangerfield'' (1999)
* ''Series/LondonsBurning'' (2001)
* ''Series/TheWire'' (2002-2004)
* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' (2009)
* ''Series/{{Luther}}'' (2009-2015)
* ''Series/TheBigC'' (2010)

Video Games
* ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare3 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3]]''

!!Provides examples of

* BadassBaritone: Elba has a fairly deep voice.
* BadassDriver: A one-off BBC special called "Idris Elba: King of Speed" showed he was a fast learner at motorcycle trails riding and rally driving.
* ChronicallyKilledActor: A number of his roles involve his character dying by the end.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: [[GreenLantern John Stewart]] is a ''dead ringer'' for him in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''.

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