Idris Elba

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Idrissa Akuna Elba (; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, producer and musician. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and has been nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.Elba appeared in Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Idris Elba has received more than 28,454,321 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Idris Elba is the 1,156th most popular actor (up from 1,298th in 2019), the 1,325th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,502nd in 2019) and the 168th most popular British Actor.

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  • 28M

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  • 66.58

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Idris Elba ranks 1,156 out of 10,030Before him are Sterling Hayden, Cécile Aubry, Verónica Castro, Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew Lincoln, and Sela Ward. After him are Ashley Judd, Robert Ryan, William Petersen, Claire Bloom, Lena Headey, and David Thewlis.

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Among people born in 1972, Idris Elba ranks 31Before him are Sofía Vergara, Rubens Barrichello, Rui Costa, Queen Letizia of Spain, Busta Rhymes, and Gabriel Macht. After him are Mauricio Pochettino, Alyssa Milano, Anggun, Josh Duhamel, Jaap Stam, and Sung Kang.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Idris Elba ranks 1,325 out of 6,924Before him are John Graunt (1620), John Charles (1931), Andy Summers (1942), John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1384), John Boorman (1933), and Andrew Lincoln (1973). After him are John Boyd Orr (1880), Josiah Wedgwood (1730), Claire Bloom (1931), Charlotte, Princess Royal (1766), David Thewlis (1963), and Michael Scot (1175).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Idris Elba ranks 168Before him are Robert Pattinson (1986), Claire Forlani (1971), David Warner (1941), Stephen Fry (1957), Rosemary Harris (1927), and Andrew Lincoln (1973). After him are Claire Bloom (1931), David Thewlis (1963), Steven Berkoff (1937), Victor McLaglen (1886), Jared Harris (1961), and Marina Berti (1924).

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