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Idris Elba Facts

Idris Elba Is Also a Musician, and 11 Other Fun Facts About the "Luther: The Fallen Sun" Star

Idris Elba Facts
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There's no question that Idris Elba is an icon. The handsome British actor is widely beloved for his starring role as the titular detective in "Luther," and he's taken the gig back on for the film "Luther: The Fallen Sun," which premiered on Netflix on March 10.

Elba is also known for his starring role in "The Wire," which ran from 2002 to 2004. He's also appeared in "The Office," "Thor," "Suicide Squad," and many other blockbusters and popular shows. Additionally, he played Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," which netted him two Golden Globe nominations in 2014, and also won a Golden Globe for best actor in a limited series in 2012 for his performance in "Luther" — and that's just to name a few of his accomplishments.

Additionally, Elba often makes a good impression on red carpets and in interviews, and tends to charm even the biggest stars — he actually deejayed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding! Ahead, learn more about Elba and some of the many memorable moments he's gifted fans and friends over the years.

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