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Idris Elba (2014)

Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. He is best known for his portrayal of drug lord and aspiring businessman Russell "Stringer" Bell in the HBO series The Wire, Detective John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Elba has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film, winning one for Best Actor, as well as earning four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Elba has appeared in films such as American Gangster, Takers, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim, and Thor: The Dark World. In addition to his acting work, he is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis and a hip-hop soul musician.

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About the Idris Elba Interview

I'm an actor, I've been an actor for a long time, I've come from England, I like to deejay, and that's it. I'm in this film, No Good Deed, and it's number one in America at the moment, and I'm really proud of that.

Victoria from reddit's assisting me today.

Proof: http://imgur.com/yXH0uY6

Edit: Well, I wanna say - thank you so much for all your questions. Actually, I was pretty nervous doing the "ask me anything" but you guys were great and asked me some really intelligent questions. And actually you reminded me of a few things that happened over my life, so I thank you for that. If you're free this weekend, and haven't seen it yet, go see No Good Deed. It's a thrill ride, we had a lot of fun making and hope you enjoy it. If you have seen it, and want to see it again, no problem. I'm @IdrisElba on Twitter and on Instagram I've got two - @7Dub and @IdrisElba.

Idris Elba Sep 19, 2014