Idris Elba

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  • Birth Name: Idrissa Elba
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/06/1972, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; DJ; rapper
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The BBC Revives Luther for New Two-Part Miniseries

You cannot kill Idris Elba. Well, except for that one time.

The actor is set to reprise his role as detective John Luther, a man whose "brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions," in a new Luther miniseries, the BBC announced Wednesday.

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When Will It End? Fox Is Now Planning a Remake of Luther

Fox is continuing its anglophilic development tendencies with a remake of the BBC's Luther, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston to Appear in Avengers Sequel

Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston will return for Avengers: Age of Ulton, according to The Telegraph

Over the weekend, Elba spilled to the paper that the two had filmed a scene for the anticipated sequel. "I'm in Avengers," he said. "And I'm doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth [who plays Thor] and Tom Hiddleston [Loki], and they're like, [whispers] — 'Aren't you in Ibiza?'" Elba had spent all summer in the Spanish city as a club DJ.

Marvel announces new film slate and release dates for Guardians of the Galaxy 2Captain America 3 and more

Elba played Heimdell in the Thor films, but was not in the original Avengers film. The upcoming sequel hits theatres May 1, 2015.

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Thor: The Dark World: Video Review
American Gangster: Clip 1
American Gangster: Clip 8
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance: Dire

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 NBC News Special TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 Idris Elba TV Show Series, Host
2014 No Good Deed Movie, Exec. Producer
2014 No Good Deed Movie, Actor - Colin
2013 Mandela Movie, Actor - Nelson Mandela

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News

5 Things We Learned at The Wire Reunion: Will the Show Ever Come Back?

In an age where television is dominated by reboots, re-imaginings and "event series" sequels, there is at least one acclaimed show you shouldn't expect to see back on your TV screen: HBO's The Wire.

Despite being considered by critics and legions of adoring fans (many of whom never watched the show during its actual low-rated run) to be the greatest TV drama of all time, co-creator and executive producer David Simon made it abundantly during a reunion panel at New York PaleyFest Thursday night that he has no interest in... read more

Box Office: No Good Deed Opens at No. 1

No Good Deed, the new thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, bumped Guardians of the Galaxy out of the top spot at the box office this weekend, opening at No. 1 with $24.5 million, Box Office Mojo reports.

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Binge Saturday: The Wire

Running out of things to watch this summer? Look no further than The Wire, arguably the greatest TV drama of all time.

The HBO series from David Simon may look like a cop show at first blush, but it's actually an epic drama about the pitfalls of modern American democracy. It tracks the Baltimore police department's efforts... read more

Idris Elba and Girlfriend Welcome Son

Idris Elba and his girlfriend Naiyana Garth welcomed their first child together on Thursday.The Luther star shared the happy announcement on Twitter, along with a photo of his newborn son Winston holding his finger.

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Golden Globes: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Best Jokes

Memo to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Please have Tina Fey and Amy Poehlerhost the Golden Globes forever. (For that matter, the Academy should take note as well.) The former Saturday Night Live colleagues, hosting the Globes for the second year in a row, got the evening off to a rollicking start with an opening monologue that lampooned everyone fromTom Hanks to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and kept the night on track with a couple of skits and one rock star makeout session.

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