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Idris Elba

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Idris Elba
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Birth Name: 
Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba
Birth Date: 
September 6, 1972
Birth Place: 
Hackney, London, England
occupation: 
Actor/Singer
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Idris Elba used to get eggs thrown at him because he is black.

The 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' actor and his classmates were targeted by racists as they got on the bus outside their east London school.

He recalled: "My school, Trinity, was just off the Barking Road, which would take all the National Front supporters to the football at West Ham.

"They'd come past our school, and if we got on that bus on a game day... mate, if you were Indian or black you were getting it. Eggs thrown at you, the whole thing."

Idris - whose mother, Eve, is Ghanian and father, Winston, was from Sierra Leone - had never experienced "racial tension" growing up until his family moved from Hackney to the nearby Canning Town area of the capital.

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Giving fans a little teaser, Sony Pictures just rolled out a new batch of official photos from “The Dark Tower,” slated to hit theaters on February 17th, 2017.

Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Claudia Kiim and Fran Kranz, the forthcoming project is already getting all kinds of industry buzz.

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He’s no stranger to spy thrillers, and Matt Damon just endorsed Idris Elba as the man to take over the James Bond gig once Daniel Craig is done.

The “Jason Bourne” stud told Access Hollywood that casting the “Luther” star would actually serve to take the 007 franchise to the next level.

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Every year, TIME magazine puts out a list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and this time around there are plenty of familiar faces.

For 2016, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicki Minaj, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Priyanka Chopra and Mark Zuckerberg all got their own cover, and the issue will hit newsstands this month.

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For Stephen King fans, it seems like it’s been ages since talk began about making “The Dark Tower” book series into a movie, and now two heavy hitters have announced the project is going forward.

“Luther” hunk Idris Elba took to his Twitter account today (March 1) with a cheeky tweet- @McConaughey you have one new follower.#DarkTowerMovie,” and Matthew McConaughey replied, [email protected] come and get me, I look forward to it.#DarkTowerMovie.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio's revenge thriller 'The Revenant' was the big winner at the 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards on Sunday (February 14).

The drama looks set for Oscars glory following a stellar night at the British awards show, where it scored five prizes for Best Movie, Best Leading Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Director for Alejandro G. Inarritu, Best Cinematography and Best Sound.

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Giving movie fans of all ages a tasty trailer tidbit, Walt Disney Pictures served up a breakthrough spot for “The Jungle Book” during Super Bowl 50 last night (February 7).

The much-anticipated Jon Favreau project, based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, is slated to hit theaters on April 15th, 2016 and stars Idris Elba, Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson and Ben Kingsley.

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Tinseltown loves to honor its own, and last night (January 31) The Screen Actors Guild Awards highlighted some of the best and brightest stars in Hollywood’s galaxy.

“Transparent” actor Jeffrey Tambor took home the Outstanding Performance By a Male Actor in a Comedy Series trophy, while Uzo Aduba won Best Female Comedy Actor title.

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"Spotlight" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" were the big winners at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in California on Sunday night (January 17).

Spotlight, which chronicles the drama surrounding The Boston Globe's 2002 reporting of the Catholic Church's child abuse scandal, was named Best Picture and Best Acting Ensemble, while Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy picked up the Best Original Screenplay prize.

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Gearing up for a big 2016, Walt Disney Studios just released a second preview for their forthcoming animated film “Zootopia.”

Starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman, the furry-friend-filled flick is slated to hit theaters on March 4th, 2016 and is already getting some major buzz.

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