Idris Elba is a British actor, producer, musician, and DJ. He was born Idrissa Akuna Elba on September 6th 1972 in Hackney, London. Idris rose to fame after appearing in the television series The Wire from 2002-2004. Since then Idris has starred in numerous films and television series’ earning multiple nominations for major awards such as the Golden Globe and Academy Awards. He won a Golden Globe in 2017 for his performance as a Danish soldier in the Netflix drama Beasts of No Nation. Idris has also ventured into music production and has released two albums as well as performed at various venues across the world. In December 2018 Idris was appointed Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for his contributions to the arts. His most recent venture is Turning Point, a BBC documentary based on Idris’ experiences helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their full potential. Idris Elba’s hard work and dedication have earned him much admiration from fans all around the globe making him one of Britain’s most beloved actors today.
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