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: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
24 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
53 RocknRolla Oct 8, 2008 Mumbles 8.6
45 Takers Aug 27, 2010 Gordon Jennings / Gordon Jennings 8.1
54 Thor: The Dark World Nov 8, 2013 Heimdall / Heimdall 7.3
57 Thor May 6, 2011 Heimdall 6.9
59 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Cast 6.8
46 The Gospel Oct 7, 2005 Reverend Charles Frank 6.5
44 The Losers Apr 23, 2010 Roque 6.5
60 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Nov 29, 2013 Nelson Mandela / Nelson Mandela 6.0
49 Daddy's Little Girls Feb 14, 2007 Monty 5.9