Idris Elba

Idris Elba (born 6 September 1972) is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. One of his first acting roles was in the soap opera Family Affairs. Since then he has worked in a variety of TV and movie projects including Ultraviolet, The Wire, No Good Deed and Zootopia.

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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Natalie Portman  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Idris Elba

Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Natalie Portman  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Idris Elba

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

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A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Chadwick
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Naomie Harris  •  Tony Kgoroge  •  Riaad Moosa

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Chadwick
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Naomie Harris  •  Tony Kgoroge  •  Riaad Moosa

Pacific Rim (2013)

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A ragtag band of humans band together in the year 2025 to fight legions of monstrous creatures rising from the sea. Using massive piloted robots to combat the alien threat, earth's survivors take the fight to the invading alien force lurking in the depths of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Charlie Day  •  Ron Perlman

A ragtag band of humans band together in the year 2025 to fight legions of monstrous creatures rising from the sea. Using massive piloted robots to combat the alien threat, earth's survivors take the fight to the invading alien force lurking in the depths of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Charlie Day  •  Ron Perlman

Thor (2011)

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Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Natalie Portman  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Anthony Hopkins

Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Natalie Portman  •  Tom Hiddleston  •  Anthony Hopkins

28 Weeks Later (2007)

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The inhabitants of the British Isles have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Rose Byrne  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Harold Perrineau

The inhabitants of the British Isles have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Rose Byrne  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Harold Perrineau

American Gangster (2007)

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Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Josh Brolin

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Josh Brolin

Buffalo Soldiers (2002)

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A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregor Jordan
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn  •  Anna Paquin

A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregor Jordan
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn  •  Anna Paquin

The Gospel (2005)

A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family turmoil ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Hardy
CAST:  Boris Kodjoe  •  Nona Gaye  •  Idris Elba  •  Clifton Powell

A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family turmoil ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Hardy
CAST:  Boris Kodjoe  •  Nona Gaye  •  Idris Elba  •  Clifton Powell

Sometimes in April (2005)

Two brothers are divided by marriage and fate during the 100 horrifying days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Peck
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Carole Karemera  •  Pamela Nomvete  •  Oris Erhuero

Two brothers are divided by marriage and fate during the 100 horrifying days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Peck
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Carole Karemera  •  Pamela Nomvete  •  Oris Erhuero

The Reaping (2007)

Katherine Morrissey, a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to prove that a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  David Morrissey  •  Idris Elba  •  AnnaSophia Robb

Katherine Morrissey, a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to prove that a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  David Morrissey  •  Idris Elba  •  AnnaSophia Robb

The Losers (2010)

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A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvain White
CAST:  Zoe Saldana  •  Jason Patric  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Chris Evans

A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvain White
CAST:  Zoe Saldana  •  Jason Patric  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Chris Evans

Legacy (2010)

Taking refuge in a shabby Brooklyn motel after narrowly surviving a failed mission in Eastern Europe, Black Ops soldier Malcolm Gray (Idris Elba) begins to disintegrate mentally as he broods over the legacy of his actions in this taut psychological thriller. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Ikimi
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  William Hope  •  Monique Gabriela Curnen  •  Eamonn Walker

Taking refuge in a shabby Brooklyn motel after narrowly surviving a failed mission in Eastern Europe, Black Ops soldier Malcolm Gray (Idris Elba) begins to disintegrate mentally as he broods over the legacy of his actions in this taut psychological thriller. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Ikimi
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  William Hope  •  Monique Gabriela Curnen  •  Eamonn Walker

Prometheus (2012)

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A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Noomi Rapace  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Charlize Theron  •  Idris Elba

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Noomi Rapace  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Charlize Theron  •  Idris Elba

The Gunman (2015)

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Morel
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Javier Bardem  •  Ray Winstone  •  Jasmine Trinca

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Morel
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Javier Bardem  •  Ray Winstone  •  Jasmine Trinca

No Good Deed (2014)

Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Miller
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Frank Brennan

Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Miller
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Frank Brennan

Prom Night (2008)

Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nelson McCormick
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Scott Porter  •  Jessica Stroup  •  Dana Davis

Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nelson McCormick
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Scott Porter  •  Jessica Stroup  •  Dana Davis

Finding Dory (2016)

Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Albert Brooks  •  Diane Keaton  •  Eugene Levy

Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Albert Brooks  •  Diane Keaton  •  Eugene Levy

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Jeremy Renner

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Jeremy Renner

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Karl Urban  •  Zoe Saldana

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Karl Urban  •  Zoe Saldana

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

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When the devil resurfaces with aims to take over the world in human form, Johnny Blaze reluctantly comes out of hiding to transform into the flame-spewing supernatural hero Ghost Rider -- and rescue a 10-year-old boy from an unsavory end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Neveldine  •  Brian Taylor
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Violante Placido  •  Fergus Riordan

When the devil resurfaces with aims to take over the world in human form, Johnny Blaze reluctantly comes out of hiding to transform into the flame-spewing supernatural hero Ghost Rider -- and rescue a 10-year-old boy from an unsavory end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Neveldine  •  Brian Taylor
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Violante Placido  •  Fergus Riordan
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