BIO

Idris Elba

MANDELA: A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM by Justin Chadwick
For portraying Mandela from the time he was a young lawyer in Johannesburg
through his 27-years of imprisonment to his release in 1990 and his election to
President of South Africa in 1994.
Golden Globes: 2 nominations, 1 win

WINS:
2012 Best Actor TV Mini-series LUTHER

NOMINATIONS:
2011 Best Actor TV Mini-series LUTHER

MILESTONES
40-years-old. Born in London, England on September 6, 1972
British actor Elba, born in London of African immigrants from Ghana and Sierra
Leone, starred in TV series THE WIRE (2002-2005) and LUTHER (2010-2014).
In movies he acted in AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007) and PROMETHEUS
(2012) by Ridley Scott, THOR (2011) and its sequel THOR: THE DARK WORLD
(2013), PACIFIC RIM (2013) by Guillermo Del Toro.