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Idris Elba: I Feel Like I Am Holding Up That Torch

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A man who is incredibly talented...you may know him from his role as 'stringer' bell in ‘The Wire'.  He is Idris Elba, and he is nominated for two Golden Globes for his starring roles in the British TV series ‘Luther', and the feature film ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.'

Fun facts about Idris Elba (Source: Wikipedia)

1.) Idris is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. He is best known for portraying drug lord and aspiring businessman Russell "Stringer" Bell in the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire, and Detective John Luther in the BBC One series Luther. He has won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Luther. Elba has appeared in films such as American Gangster (2007), Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Takers (2010), Thor (2011), Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013) and Thor: The Dark World (2013).

2.) In 2013 he portrayed Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. In addition to his acting work, he is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis (or Big Driis the Londoner) and a hip-hop soul musician

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