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Idris Elba

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Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor.An only child, he was born and raised in Hackney, London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and did clerical work.Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant.He began auditioning for television parts in his early twenties. He has starred in both British and American productions. One of his first acting roles was in the UK soap opera Family Affairs. His breakthrough role came when he landed a starring role on the U.S. TV show The Wire.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Rush Limbaugh -- Idris Elba Should Not Be Bond ... Hue Is Wrong!

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Idris Elba Should Not Be James Bond ... Hue Is Wrong!

James Bond was white, is white and should always be white ... at least according to Rush Limbaugh. On his radio show Tuesday, Limbaugh was reacting to a story that came from the leaked Sony… READ MORE >

Idris Elba -- Sends Wire Message ... Not My Dong

Idris Elba
Sends Wire Message Not My Dong

"Wire" star Idris Elba actually had a wire in his pants this week ...  but sadly it was a real wire.Elba got a slew of new fans who don't even watch TV but saw the bulge that extended to… READ MORE >

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Idris Elba -- Now That's What I Call a Wire

Idris Elba
Now That's What I Call a Wire

Idris Elba rose to fame playing drug dealer/business developer Stringer Bell on the classic HBO show "The Wire," ... but his talent is still growing. Elba -- who also drew serious Oscar buzz last… READ MORE >

- 143 days ago
'Wire' Star Idris Elba -- I Never Really Watched the Show

'Wire' Star Idris Elba
I NEVER Really Watched the Show

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