Idris Elba

Idris Elba Quotes

United Kingdom, Actor
September 6, 1972

Idrissa Akuna Elba is an English actor, producer, musician, and DJ. He is best known for playing DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther as well as the narcotrafficker Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Also known as Film Producer, Disc Jockey, Film Actor, Record Producer, Composer, Stage Actor, Musician

  • Idris Elba: I do feel like I dodged a bullet - I'm very thankful to be alive.
  • Idris Elba: To mock the truth, you have to know the truth. But to censor racist themes within a show, to pull it - wait a second, I think viewers should know that people made shows like this.
  • Idris Elba: Mentally, it hit me very bad, because a lot was unknown about it. I felt very compelled to speak about it, just because it was such an unknown. So the mental impact of that on both myself and my wife was pretty traumatic.
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