Idris Elba

Actor After several years of acting on British television, this London-born actor—the son of West African parents—found fame in America with his breakout role as drug dealer Russell “Stringer” Bell on the hit HBO series The Wire. Celebrated for his smoldering sex appeal, Elba has transferred his small screen stardom into box office star power, starring in such movies as Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girl and the heist hit Takers

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It's Official: Get Ready to See Idris Elba in Star Trek Beyond

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Idris Elba Remixes Skepta's 'Shutdown'

This one is a must-listen.

Idris Elba on Chance of Him Playing Bond: 'It's Gone'

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Controversial Movie Castings

Idris Elba gets pulled into race debate over James Bond and more.

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Also, Idris Elba replaces Jamie Foxx in The Trap.

Global Week in Review: Netflix Pays Millions to Stream African War Film

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