Sunday, 29 March 2009
African Bristish- Actor spotlight
Idris Akuna Elba (born 6 September 1972) is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. Idris Elba grew up in Hackney, East London.One of his first acting roles was in a British soap opera, Family Affairs.He has worked in a variety of TV roles including Ultraviolet and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. He is best known as "Stringer Bell", the drug dealer who aspired to become a high powered businessman, in HBO's The Wire.Elba is also a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis / Big Driis the Londoner, and a hip-hop soul recording artist.