92 Facts About Idris Elba

1. Idris Elba rapped in a remix of Skepta's "Shutdown" which was uploaded on 1 June 2015 to SoundCloud.

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2. Idris Elba recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre.

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3. Idris Elba married Sonya Nicole secretly and they got separated in the same year of marriage.

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4. Idris Elba rapped in a remix of Skepta's "Shutdown" which was uploaded on 1 June 2015 to SoundCloud.

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5. Idris Elba is currently in talks to star in MGM's supernatural thriller "Deeper", according to Variety.

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6. Idris Elba is the latest actor to become attached to supernatural thriller Deeper.

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7. Idris Elba rapped in a remix of Skepta's "Shutdown" which was uploaded on 1 June 2015 to SoundCloud.

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8. Idris Elba is currently in talks to star in MGM's supernatural thriller "Deeper", according to Variety.

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9. Idris Elba rapped in a remix of Skepta's "Shutdown" which was uploaded on 1 June 2015 to SoundCloud.

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10. Idris Elba manages his apparel company 2HR SET with our platform and e-commerce tools, just like the millions of people that use Squarespace everyday.

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11. Idris Elba is the father of two kids' 15-year-old daughter Isan from his ex-wife Kim Norgaard.

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12. Idris Elba has proposed his girlfriend on stage at the East London cinema.

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13. Idris Elba broke a land speed record, drove a dragster, and piloted a plane in his show on the Discovery channel Idris Elba: No Limits.

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14. Idris Elba rapped in a remix of Skepta's "Shutdown" which was uploaded on 1 June 2015 to SoundCloud.

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15. Idris Elba has taken on the responsibility of showing audiences the richness of Jamaican-British culture in his directorial debut Yardie, and with the help of Rialto Pictures, the crime-drama will make its way to American theaters.

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16. Idris Elba was scheduled to perform at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2019.

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17. Idris Elba co-produced and performed on the intro to Jay-Z's album American Gangster.

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18. Idris Elba joined the cast of the film Pacific Rim in the role of Stacker Pentecost.

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19. Idris Elba decided to move to New York City soon after.

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20. Idris Elba played a central character in an episode of Season 1, an African petty thief named Charlie Carter, who lost his wife to childbirth and had to figure out how to support his newborn daughter.

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21. Idris Elba credits The Stage with giving him his first big break; having seen an advertisement for a play in a newspaper, Elba auditioned and met his first agent while performing in the role.

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22. Idris Elba trained for a year in preparation for a professional match that was documented for the Discovery Channel.

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23. At the 2012 Golden Globes, Idris Elba took home the award for best performance by an actor in a mini-series or a motion picture made for television.

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24. Idris Elba was born Idrissa Akuna Elba on September 6, 1972.

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25. In 2012, Idris Elba shared a picture of a homemade Golden Globe that his daughter had made for him when he lost the year prior.

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26. Idris Elba has appeared in music videos for Fat Joe, Angie Stone (2004) and rapper Giggs (2010).

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27. In 2007, Idris Elba signed on as the lead of the 2007 film 'Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls', playing Monty, a blue-collar mechanic who falls in love with an attorney helping him gain custody of his kids, and finds the relationship and his custody hopes threatened by the return of his ex-wife.

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28. Idris Elba schooled at Canning town, one of the most deprived areas in the UK with many long term residents suffering from poor health, low education and poverty.

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29. Idris Elba was actually born Idrissa Akuna Elba on 6th September 1972 in Newham, London.

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30. Idris Elba is passionate about cars as he has a collection of expensive cars including; Bentley Continental GT costing around $242,125, Jaguar X, Range Rover Sport ($67,650) and many others.

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31. Idris Elba is active in the film industry for the last 22 years and appeared in several movies and TV series.

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32. Idris Elba changed his name from Idrissa to Idris when at school in Canning Town where he started acting.

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33. Idris Elba received his breakthrough by landing a role in the 2002 HBO drama series The Wire.

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34. Idris Elba is 45 years old and his soon-to-be wife is only 29 years old.

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35. Idris Elba is officially off the market now that he has proposed to his girlfriend, Sabrina Dhowre, leaving women everywhere wondering about the woman who snagged the man of their dreams.

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36. Idris Elba had his first acting break in a play in his teens through The Stage.

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37. Idris Elba calls the feeling very special and proudly takes his girlfriend around.

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38. Idris Elba found his girlfriend during the shooting of 'Mountain between us'.

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39. Idris Elba shared that the red carpet event for a first for Sabrina Dhowre and so he wanted to make it special for her.

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40. Idris Elba tries to spend quality time with his son Winston whenever he can.

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41. Idris Elba has a teenage daughter from his marriage to Norgaard and a two-year-old son with Naiyana Garth.

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42. Idris Elba has had two failed marriages before with lawyer Sonya Hamlin and makeup artist Haane Norgaard.

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43. Idris Elba has a need for speed: In May 2015, he broke a British land speed record in a Bentley.

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44. In 2016, Idris Elba became an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a rare honor from the Royal Family.

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45. Idris Elba is not all about the movies: He has dabbled in voice acting.

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46. Idris Elba was not happy with the gesture, and a physical altercation almost ensued.

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47. In 2013, Idris Elba was entering an award show when Oasis member Liam Gallagher tried to grab his hat.

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48. In 2009, Idris Elba was selected as the spokesman and Anti-Crime Ambassador for the Prince's Trust, a charity created by British Royal, Prince Charles.

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49. In 1995, Idris Elba partied it up with the leading ladies of Absolutely Fabulous, a hit British TV show.

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50. Idris Elba left home at the age of 16 after being accepted into the National Youth Music Theater, having landed a part in Guys and Dolls.

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51. Idris Elba makes club appearances under the name DJ Big Driis.

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52. Idris Elba rapped in a remix of Skepta's "Shutdown" which was uploaded on 1 June 2015 to SoundCloud.

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53. Idris Elba appeared in Star Trek Beyond as the main antagonist, Krall.

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54. Idris Elba left school in 1988 and won a place in the National Youth Music Theatre, thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant.

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55. Idris Elba was brought up in Hackney and in East Ham and shortened his first name from Idrissa to Idris at school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting.

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56. Idris Elba was born to Winston, a Sierra Leonean and Ford motor factory's worker at Dagenham, and Eve, a Ghanaian in Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom.

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57. Idris Elba was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2016.

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58. Idris Elba was born to immigrant working-class parents.

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59. Idris Elba is going to put John Luther\u2019s coat back on for four more episodes, the BBC has confirmed.

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60. Idris Elba is going to put John Luther's coat back on for four more episodes, the BBC has confirmed.

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61. Idris Elba promises "classic Luther" as he drops cryptic clues about series 5.

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62. Idris Elba confirms Ruth Wilson's Alice will return to Luther—and says series 5 is "not the end".

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63. Idris Elba told PEOPLE earlier this month that the moment "was the most nerve-wracking thing for me ever.

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64. In 2017, Idris Elba won the male title for the "Rear of the Year" award in Britain.

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65. Idris Elba was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to drama.

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66. Idris Elba was selected as one of Peoples annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World in May 2007.

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67. Idris Elba voiced support of the UK voting to remain in the EU during the 2016 referendum.

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68. Idris Elba is an avid fan of Premier League football club Arsenal FC.

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69. Idris Elba became engaged to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre on 10 February 2018, during a screening of his film Yardie, at an East London cinema.

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70. Idris Elba has created a collaboration with British fashion label Superdry, which launched at the end of November 2015.

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71. Idris Elba has collaborated with the UK Parliament in their efforts to eradicate Ebola from West Africa, working alongside the UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening in 2014.

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72. Idris Elba has featured in various television commercials for Sky box-sets in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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73. Idris Elba rapped in a remix of Skepta's "Shutdown" which was uploaded on 1 June 2015 to SoundCloud.

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74. Idris Elba performed a rap for the second album by Noel Fielding and Sergio Pizzorno's band, the Loose Tapestries.

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75. Idris Elba has appeared in music videos for Fat Joe, Angie Stone (2004) and rapper Giggs (2010).

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76. In 2019, Idris Elba will star as Macavity in Tom Hooper's film adaptation of the musical, Cats.

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77. Idris Elba starred alongside Abraham Attah in the film Beasts of No Nation which premiered in select theaters and on Netflix.

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78. In 2015, Idris Elba appeared as Heimdall in the superhero blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon.

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79. In 2007, Idris Elba signed on as the lead role of the film Daddy's Little Girls, playing Monty, a blue-collar mechanic who falls in love with an attorney helping him gain custody of his kids, and finds the relationship and his custody hopes threatened by the return of his former wife.

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80. In 2001, Idris Elba played Achilles in a stage production of Troilus and Cressida in New York City.

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81. In 1995, Idris Elba landed his first significant role on a series called Bramwell, a medical drama set in 1890s England.

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82. Idris Elba left school in 1988, and won a place in the National Youth Music Theatre thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant.

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83. Idris Elba was brought up in Hackney and East Ham, and shortened his first name to "Idris" at school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting.

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84. Idris Elba is in town to shoot scenes for the new Fast and Furious spin off, Hobbs.

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85. Idris Elba filming in Glasgow today—here's all the city centre street closures you need to know about.

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86. Idris Elba has taken to the streets of Glasgow to film scenes for his latest movie.

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87. Idris Elba has co-written a musical theatre production about the "soul and spirit" of contemporary South Africa.

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88. Idris Elba playing the villain of the movie, was suited up in his all.

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89. Idris Elba is just one of the big Hollywood names in the film and he's set to star alongside Dwayne Johnson and.

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90. Idris Elba brings Glasgow to a halt as he films Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

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91. Idris Elba was spotted filming the Furious spinoff in Glasgow, Scotland.

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92. Idris Elba writes stage show about life after Nelson Mandela.

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