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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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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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Irons In The Fire 2D TV Show Series, Director
2014 NBC News Special TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Thor Movie, Actor - Heimdall
2013 Mandela TV Show Series, Remarks by
2013 Idris Elba TV Show Series, Host

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Idris Elba and Girlfriend Expecting Baby

Idris Elba and his girlfriend Naiyana Garth are expecting their first child together, Us Weekly reports.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Stuns Britannia Awards Audience with Controversial Murder Skit

Sacha Baron Cohen horrified the audience at the Britannia Awards Saturday night with a controversial skit in which he — very convincingly — pretended to murder an elderly woman on stage.

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The Tuesday Playlist: Luther's Back, Along With Jon Stewart and Brian Williams

Some like it rough — and TV doesn't get much rougher or darker than BBC America's brutally compelling crime drama Luther, mining new depths of depravity and tragedy in its third cycle (airing as a four-night miniseries this Tuesday through Friday at 10/9c, except Wednesday, when it airs an hour earlier as the lead-in to the even more shattering Broadchurch). Once again, Luther's Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning star Idris Elba attacks his signature role of the tormented, damaged London detective John Luther with raw magnetism. He has a way of absorbing others' pain and isn't afraid to inflict some of his own, but Luther's history of explosively reckless behavior has made him the target of a relentless Internal Affairs cop (the excellent David O'Hara), who tries to turn Luther's loyal partner Ripley (Warren Brown) against him.

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VIDEO: Check Out The Wire: The Musical!

Some of your favorite characters from The Wire are back — and singing! read more

Kalinda’s Husband! McGarrett’s Mom! 4 New Characters We’re Excited to Meet Next Season

Who died? Who lived? This season's TV finales left fans with a host of the normal cliff-hangers, but the biggest burning question on many viewers' mind was who is going to play that role? A number of big shows left the door open to introduce pivotal characters in the fall, including one mysterious husband, and not one, not two, but three long-lost or believed-to-be-dead moms. Before production returns for the fall and casting kicks into high gear, we thought we'd take a closer look at these exciting series cast additions and make our own suggestions. Let the casting games begin... read more

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