Idris Elba Idris Elba was born an only child and grew up in London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and mother, Eve, is from Ghana.

Idris Elba’s credits includes: Portrayal of drug lord and aspiring businessman Russell “Stringer” Bell in the HBO series The Wire, Detective John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. American…

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