The Idris Elba wiki last edited by jalvarez022 on 04/19/13 12:06PM View full history

Biography

Idris Elba, also Idrissa Akuna Elba before shortening it, was born in England on the 6th of September in 1972. He would go on to be a television, stage and movie actor.

Acting Profile

Working out of both England and America Elba's acting roles include a variety of small roles from both countries, starting out acting in shows such as Bramwell and Dangerfield before pursing acting roles in the US. Eventually Elba would land a starring role in The Wire, before going on to appear in such movies as

Comic Related Movie Roles

Roque

Elba plays Cpt. William Roque in the Losers (2010) movie.

Heimdall

Elba appears as the Asgardian sentry of the bifrost bridge Heimdall in both of the Thor movies, Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013) and his role would gain minor controversy, with many questioning the decision to have a black man play a nordic god. Such criticism was largely dismissed by Elba as being ridiculous, with similar sentiment echoed by his costars, such as Jaimie Alexander. In what many criticized as an attempt to force more diversity into the film most likely just being a result of Kenneth Branagh's habit of color blind casting.

Moreau

Elba would appear in the 2012 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance movie playing Moreau.

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