Idris Elba

Biography: Idris Elba grew up in Hackney, east London. His mother is Ghanaian and his father is Sierra Leonean. One of his first acting roles was in a British soap opera, Family Affairs. He has worked in a variety of TV roles including the BBC series Ultraviolet and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. Elba is comfortable working in TV and on the big screen. He is best known as "Stringer Bell", the drug dealer who aspired to become a high powered businessman, in HBO's The Wire. In 2005, Elba starred in Sometime in April, an HBO film about the Rwandan genocide. After three seasons, Elba was free to do more motion pictures. He starred in Daddy's Little Girls and This Christmas. He costarred in The Gospel, The Reaping and 28 Days Later.

Elba has one daughter. He loves music and began DJing as a teen. He continues to DJ and has released a Hip-Hop EP.

Idris Elba's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 95 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest Metascore: 17 Prom Night
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
19 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Cast tbd
tbd The Gunman TBA Cast tbd
tbd No Good Deed Sep 12, 2014 Executive Producer / Cast / Principal Cast tbd
60 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Nov 29, 2013 Nelson Mandela / Nelson Mandela 5.8
54 Thor: The Dark World Nov 8, 2013 Heimdall / Heimdall 7.6
64 Pacific Rim Jul 12, 2013 Stacker Pentecost / Stacker Pentecost 7.5
81 Django Unchained Dec 25, 2012 Cast 8.5
95 Zero Dark Thirty Dec 19, 2012 Cast 6.6
65 Prometheus Jun 8, 2012 Cast / Janek 6.5
32 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Feb 17, 2012 Cast / Moreau 4.5
57 Thor May 6, 2011 Heimdall 6.9
45 Takers Aug 27, 2010 Gordon Jennings / Gordon Jennings 5.7
44 The Losers Apr 23, 2010 Roque 6.5
25 Obsessed Apr 24, 2009 Derek 5.3
30 The Unborn Jan 9, 2009 Arthur Wyndham 5.2
53 RocknRolla Oct 8, 2008 Mumbles 7.6
17 Prom Night Apr 11, 2008 Detective Winn 4.3
63 This Christmas Nov 21, 2007 Quentin Whitfield 6.5
78 28 Weeks Later May 11, 2007 Stone 6.9
36 The Reaping Apr 5, 2007 Ben 5.5
49 Daddy's Little Girls Feb 14, 2007 Monty 5.9
46 The Gospel Oct 7, 2005 Reverend Charles Frank 7.3