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Idris Elba

Idris Elba

51 years old. Born in Hackney, London, England, UK on 6th September 1972.
You've seen -- of his 61 trackable films

Idris Elba is an actor with a career spanning 28 years, from 1996 to 2024, starting at the age of 24. His first film was Belle Maman and his latest film will be Extraction 2. A lot of his work has been in the Drama and Action genres.

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Upcoming Films (4)

Film Year Runtime Status Options
We All Die Young - Unknown Status
Extraction 3 poster Extraction 3 - In Development
Heads of State - Unknown Status
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 poster Sonic the Hedgehog 3 2024 - Unknown Status

Released Films (57)

Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
Fixed poster Fixed 2023 -
Extraction 2 poster Extraction 2 2023 2h 3m
Luther: The Fallen Sun poster Luther: The Fallen Sun 2023 2h 9m
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse poster The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse 2022 35m
Three Thousand Years of Longing poster Three Thousand Years of Longing 2022 1h 48m
Beast poster Beast 2022 1h 33m
Thor: Love and Thunder poster Thor: Love and Thunder
as Heimdall
2022 1h 59m
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 poster Sonic the Hedgehog 2 2022 2h 2m
The Harder They Fall poster The Harder They Fall 2021 2h 17m
The Suicide Squad poster The Suicide Squad 2021 2h 12m
Concrete Cowboy poster Concrete Cowboy 2020 1h 51m
Cats poster Cats 2019 1h 50m
Hobbs and Shaw poster Hobbs and Shaw 2019 2h 17m
Avengers: Infinity War poster Avengers: Infinity War 2018 2h 29m
Molly's Game poster Molly's Game 2017 2h 20m
Thor: Ragnarok poster Thor: Ragnarok 2017 2h 10m
The Mountain Between Us poster The Mountain Between Us 2017 1h 49m
The Dark Tower poster The Dark Tower 2017 1h 35m
100 Streets poster 100 Streets 2016 1h 33m
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Star Trek Beyond poster Star Trek Beyond 2016 2h 2m
Finding Dory poster Finding Dory 2016 1h 37m
Bastille Day poster Bastille Day 2016 1h 32m
The Jungle Book poster The Jungle Book 2016 1h 46m
Zootopia poster Zootopia 2016 1h 48m
Beasts of No Nation poster Beasts of No Nation 2015 2h 17m
King for a Term poster King for a Term 2015 30m
Avengers: Age of Ultron poster Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 2h 21m
The Gunman poster The Gunman 2015 1h 55m
No Good Deed poster No Good Deed 2014 1h 23m
Second Coming poster Second Coming 2014 1h 45m
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom poster Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 2013 2h 21m
Thor: The Dark World poster Thor: The Dark World 2013 1h 52m
Pacific Rim poster Pacific Rim 2013 2h 11m
Prometheus poster Prometheus 2012 2h 4m
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance poster Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 2011 1h 36m
Thor poster Thor 2011 1h 55m
Legacy poster Legacy 2010 1h 33m
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Takers poster Takers 2010 1h 47m
The Losers poster The Losers 2010 1h 37m
Cinemax Apple TV Channel
Obsessed poster Obsessed 2009 1h 48m
The Unborn poster The Unborn 2009 1h 27m
The Human Contract poster The Human Contract 2008 1h 47m
RockNRolla poster RockNRolla 2008 1h 54m
Prom Night poster Prom Night 2008 1h 28m
This Christmas poster This Christmas 2007 1h 57m
American Gangster poster American Gangster 2007 2h 37m
28 Weeks Later poster 28 Weeks Later 2007 1h 40m
The Reaping poster The Reaping
as Ben
2007 1h 39m
Daddy's Little Girls poster Daddy's Little Girls 2007 1h 40m
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All In The Game poster All In The Game 2006 2h
The Gospel poster The Gospel 2005 1h 45m
Sometimes in April poster Sometimes in April 2005 2h 20m
One Love poster One Love 2003 1h 40m
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Buffalo Soldiers poster Buffalo Soldiers 2001 1h 38m
Sorted poster Sorted 2000 1h 42m
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Belle Maman poster Belle Maman 1999 1h 42m
Spiders and Flies 1996 30m

Regularly Credited With

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Chris Hemsworth
8 films together
Tom Hiddleston's profile
Tom Hiddleston
5 films together
Stan Lee's profile
Stan Lee
5 films together
Scarlett Johansson's profile
Scarlett Johansson
4 films together
Chris Evans's profile
Chris Evans
4 films together
Zoe Saldana's profile
Zoe Saldana
4 films together
Stellan Skarsgård's profile
Stellan Skarsgård
4 films together
Ray Stevenson's profile
Ray Stevenson
4 films together
Tadanobu Asano
Tadanobu Asano
4 films together


His Top Genres 1
14% Drama
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His Top Years
11% 2016
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Top Character Types
34% Detective
+ 2 more
Hero or Villain?
100% Good
+ 1 more
Role Type
67% Support
+ 2 more

1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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Idris Elba FAQ

How old is Idris Elba?

51 years old.

When was Idris Elba born?

6th September 1972

Where was Idris Elba born?

Hackney, London, England, UK

Has Idris Elba won an Oscar?

No, up to this point he has never won an Oscar.

Has Idris Elba won a BAFTA?

No, up to this point he has never won an BAFTA.

What ethnicity is Idris Elba?

He is Black.