It is very likely you know who this guy is. He was one of the main characters in one of the best TV shows ever, The Wire, as the narcotrafficker Stringer Bell, and also played Luther. And now, he is part of The Dark Tower cast, the movie based on Stephen Kings’s novel series. But some people still don’t know him. Just in case…

Idris real name is Idrissa Akuna Elba and was born on 6 September 1972 in Hackney. His father was born in Sierra Leona and his mother is Ghanaian. They were married in Sierra Leone and them move to London where Idrissa, not only shorten his first name, but also started his acting carreer. He is also a famous D.J. Big Driis or Big Driis the Londoner.

He’s been selected one of the most beautiful and sexiest man but let’s talk about his three main characters.


Idris Elba signed a contract to start as the lead role on this BBC television in 2009. It was aired in May 2010 and it was supposed to be a six-part series. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role.

John Luther is a DCI, Detective Chief Inspector who works for the Serious Crime Unit. Violent, obsessive, Idris’ character’s job in a curse and a blessing. His private life is not an easy one. Luther is someone in between Colombo and Sherlock Holmes.

Rusell Stringer Bell

The Wire is considered one of the best TV shows ever. It is American crime drama TV series set in Baltimore and was created and written by a former police reporter David Simon. The Wire premiered on June 2002 and ended on 2008, five seasons and 60 episodes.

Idris Elba is Russell “Stringer” Bell, second-in-command of the drug Kingpin Avon Barksdale. During the boss’ imprisonment, Bell assumed the control of the organization and attended economic classes to know more about the business. He even tried to legitimate the Organization through money laundering and investments in housing development, with the help of some “friends” involved in politics.

Roland Deschain

The Dark Twower is an American science fantasy western directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel. Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba are the main stars. Roland Deschain is a gunsling whose job is to protect the Dark Tower, a structure which supports all realities.

Stephen King stated about Idris Elba: “I love it. I think he’s a terrific actor, one of the best working in the business now”.

One thing you should know, he is a great actor and you will see him in many TV shows and movies from now on. You won’t ask yourself again, who is this Guy?