Idris Elba (born Idrissa Akuna Elba), British TV, theatre, & film actor. He is known for playing Russell "Stringer" Bell, a drug lord and businessman, in HBO's critically acclaimed show The Wire. He is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis/Big Driis the Londoner, and a hip-hop soul recording artist. Some of his other most known roles have come in American Gangster, Takers, The Losers, Thor and Prometheus. He also stars as Detective John Luther in the British crime drama series, Luther. He is…
There are many, many things I love about The Wire (not for nothing have so many critics called it the best show on television), but Michael Kenneth Williams takes the cake. Anyone who can top Idris Elba AND Dominic West in my book must really have some charisma.
The Wire, 10 years later: Some of the biggest moments in show history
Luther, BBC Mmm, Idris Elba ... No seriously - not only is he the hottest thing ever, but this series is so typically Britiish - dark and abysmal and yet charming, that you have to fall for the whole lot.