The Paul McCartney Project

Idris Elba

Sep 06, 1972

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From Wikipedia:

Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE (/ˈɪdrɪs/; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Elba appeared in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Elba portrayed Heimdall in Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), as well as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He also starred in Pacific Rim (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015), for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and Molly’s Game (2017). In 2016, he voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopia, Shere Khan in the live action/CGI adaptation of The Jungle Book, Fluke in Finding Dory, and played the role of Krall in Star Trek Beyond. He made his directorial debut in 2018 with an adaptation of the 1992 novel Yardie by Victor Headley.

Aside from acting, Elba performs as a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis (or Big Driis the Londoner) and as an R&B musician. In 2016, he was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World. As of May 2019, his films have grossed over $9.8 billion at the global box office, including over $3.6 billion in North America, where he is one of the top 20 highest-grossing actors.

In December 2020, the BBC organized an interview of Paul McCartney by Idris Elba, as part of the promotion for the “McCartney III” album.

This was an opportunity I was never going to miss! The chance to have a fascinating conversation with the legendary @paulmccartney for the @bbc Watch it Saturday 19 December 9.20pm @bbcone You’ll enjoy it as much as I did…trust

Idris Elba – From Twitter, December 18, 2020
From Stella McCartney’s Instagram – McCartneylll — Dad, Mary and me! Excited to watch @PaulMcCartney with @IdrisElba wearing #StellaMenswear on @BBC at 9:20 tonight. Such a great album, proud daughter moment! We were all tested, ofc. x Stella

Last updated on April 3, 2021

Albums, EPs & Singles which Idris Elba contributed to

McCartney III Imagined

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Remix • 1 songs


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