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: 55
Highest Metascore: 95 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest Metascore: 17 Prom Night
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 29
  2. Negative: 7 out of 29
29 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
78 Zootopia Mar 4, 2016 Chief Bogo 8.8
53 RocknRolla Oct 8, 2008 Mumbles 8.6
81 Django Unchained Dec 25, 2012 Cast 8.5
79 Beasts of No Nation Oct 16, 2015 Producer / Commandant 8.3
45 Takers Aug 27, 2010 Gordon Jennings / Gordon Jennings 8.1
77 The Jungle Book Apr 15, 2016 Shere Khan / Shere Khan 7.7
77 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Cast / Fluke 7.6
64 Pacific Rim Jul 12, 2013 Stacker Pentecost / Stacker Pentecost 7.5
54 Thor: The Dark World Nov 8, 2013 Heimdall / Heimdall 7.4
57 Thor May 6, 2011 Heimdall 7.1
66 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Heimdall 7.1
70 Star Trek Beyond Jul 22, 2016 Cast / Krall / Krall 7.1
78 28 Weeks Later May 11, 2007 Stone 6.9
95 Zero Dark Thirty Dec 19, 2012 Cast 6.8
59 Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Cast 6.8
63 This Christmas Nov 21, 2007 Quentin Whitfield 6.6
65 Prometheus Jun 8, 2012 Cast / Janek 6.6
36 The Reaping Apr 5, 2007 Ben 6.4
44 The Losers Apr 23, 2010 Roque 6.4
60 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Nov 29, 2013 Nelson Mandela / Nelson Mandela 5.9
46 The Gospel Oct 7, 2005 Reverend Charles Frank 5.8
49 Daddy's Little Girls Feb 14, 2007 Monty 5.7
25 Obsessed Apr 24, 2009 Derek 5.4
30 The Unborn Jan 9, 2009 Arthur Wyndham 5.2
26 No Good Deed Sep 12, 2014 Executive Producer / Cast / Principal Cast / Colin / Colin Evans / Collin Evans 4.4
39 The Gunman Mar 20, 2015 Cast / DuPont / DuPont 4.4
32 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Feb 17, 2012 Cast / Moreau 4.3
17 Prom Night Apr 11, 2008 Detective Winn 4.2
tbd The Dark Tower Feb 17, 2017 Roland Deschain / Roland Deschain/The Gunslinger / The Gunslinger tbd
tbd Thor: Ragnarok Nov 3, 2017 Heimdall tbd
tbd The Mountain Between Us Feb 10, 2017 Ben Payne tbd
49 Bastille Day TBA Sean Briar tbd