Idris Elba's Filmography

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    Elba was born in Hackney, London. His father Winston was a Sierra Leonean who worked at a Ford motor factory, and his mother Eve was a Ghanaian who had a clerical job.Elba's parents married in Sierra Leone and later moved to London. Elba was raised in East Ham, and shortened his first name at school inCanning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He began helping an uncle with his wedding DJ business in 1986; within a year, he had started his own DJ company with some of his friends. Elba left school in 1988 and won a place in the Nat Read Full Biography