on September 6, 1972, Idris Elba is a brilliant British actor, producer, musician and DJ. If you’re a
superhero movie fan, you probably know him as Heimdall, the gatekeeper of
Asgard, in Marvel’s fantastic Thor
was born to immigrant working-class parents and became interested in drama
while attending school. Ever since he was awarded a grant by the Prince’s Trust
to join (1990) the National Youth Music Theatre, Idris did his best in showing
his acting skills. Now, he is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars.
the beginning of his career, Elba landed a number of British television roles
and worked with his father in a car factory to make ends meet. He also worked
as a doorman at the comedy club Carolines and DJing, after settling in America.
while things were never easy, and Elba is one of the actors that literally
worked their way up from the bottom, he finally got his major break starring as
crime boss “Stringer” Bell in the highly acclaimed HBO drama The Wire. But if you want to see Elba
playing a badass detective, Luther is
the kind of series that will keep you glued to you monitor.
are 20 Idris Elba quotes that show your only competition is yourself.