Full Name: Idrissa Elba
Why Famous: Came to fame playing the character of Stringer Bell in HBO's critically acclaimed TV series "The Wire" (2002-08). Went on to star in the UK crime series "Luther" for which Elba won a Golden Globe and and Screen Actors Guild award.
Elba has also portrayed the character of Heimdall in the Thor movies opposite Chris Hemsworth and in two Avengers films as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2018 Elba directed his first feature "Yardie".
As well as his work in on screen Elba has performed as a DJ as "DJ Big Driis" and as an R&B musician.
- 2002-06-02 Crime drama "The Wire" created by David Simon and starring Idris Elba and Dominic West debuts on HBO
- 2011-04-17 "Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in Sydney, Australia
- 2015-04-13 "Avengers: Age of Ultron", directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles
- 2018-04-23 Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and large ensemble cast premieres in Los Angeles
- 2018-04-30 Superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War" sets new record for an opening weekend earning $250 million in the US, $630 million worldwide
- 2018-11-06 British actor Idris Elba named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive