Caption: Still of Idris Elba and Rose Leslie in Luther (2010)
Actor, Producer, Director
Born: September 6, 1972
Star sign: Virgo
Height: 6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
Known for: Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013), Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013)
An only child, Idris Elba was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford motor factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - ...