Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba, is a British actor, musician, 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 2013 biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He has been nominated five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, as well being nominated four times for a Primetime Emmy Award.
Elba has appeared in films such as American Gangster (2007), Takers (2010), Thor (2011), Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim(2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Beasts of No Nation (2015). In addition to his acting work, he is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis (or Big Driis the Londoner) and hip hop soul musician
“The idea was to tackle musically what John Luther is like, who he is, where he comes from, what it’s like to be a detective, what love is like, what murder is like…we wanted to make a version of Luther musically and capture the soundscapes and industrialness of the show onto an album.” – Idris Elba
IDRIS ELBA profile on IMDB.
IDRIS ELBA – ALICE LOVES MURDAH JOHN (The John Luther Character Album)
IDRIS ELBA – ALICE LOVES MURDAH JOHN (Mini documentary)
JOHN LUTHER IN ACTION