Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor. Idris Elba has starred in both British and American productions. Idris Elba grew up in Canning Town, East London. One of his first acting roles was in the soap opera Family Affairs. He has worked in a variety of TV roles.
Idris Elba is also known for playing Russell Bell, the drug dealer who aspired to become a high powered businessman, in The Wire. Idris is also a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis.
In 2009, Idris Elba appeared on a six-episode arc of the sitcom The Office, playing Charles Miner. In 2010, Idris Elba appeared in the action film The Losers in the role of Roque. The same year, he appeared in the thriller Takers. Idris Elba played the title role of Detective John Luther in the 6-part BBC television show Luther.