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Idris Elba

1972 - Today

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Idrissa Akuna Elba (; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, rapper, singer, and DJ. An alumnus of the National Youth Music Theatre in London, he is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire (2002–2004), DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther (2010–2019), and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). For Luther, he received four nominations each for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, winning one of the former.Elba appeared in American Gangster (2007), Obsessed (2009) and Prometheus (2012). He portrayed Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), beginning with Thor (2011), and Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad (2021), set in the DC Extended Universe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Idris Elba has received more than 35,970,506 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Idris Elba is the 997th most popular actor (up from 1,156th in 2019), the 1,128th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,324th in 2019) and the 149th most popular British Actor.

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  • 36M

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  • 58.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Idris Elba ranks 997 out of 9,996Before him are Nino Castelnuovo, Marty Feldman, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Kate Capshaw, Billy Dee Williams, and Rosamund Pike. After him are Edwige Fenech, Ralph Macchio, Luise Rainer, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Miou-Miou, and Lucy Liu.

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Among people born in 1972, Idris Elba ranks 25Before him are Lisa Ann, Rui Costa, Najwa Nimri, Pedro Sánchez, Rubens Barrichello, and Lilian Thuram. After him are Queen Letizia of Spain, Naftali Bennett, Tarkan, Busta Rhymes, Jos Verstappen, and Sofía Vergara.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Idris Elba ranks 1,128 out of 7,765Before him are Marty Feldman (1934), Joseph Bell (1837), John Fisher (1469), Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803), John Stewart Bell (1928), and Rosamund Pike (1979). After him are George Fox (1624), Antony Flew (1923), John William Godward (1861), Peter Green (1946), Robert Browning (1812), and Ian Anderson (1947).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Idris Elba ranks 149Before him are Kenny Baker (1934), Kiefer Sutherland (1966), Emily Blunt (1983), Edward Gordon Craig (1872), Marty Feldman (1934), and Rosamund Pike (1979). After him are Paul Scofield (1922), Roddy McDowall (1928), Stephen Fry (1957), Greer Garson (1904), Alan Bates (1934), and Guy Pearce (1967).

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