Idris Elba

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  • Idris's manager issued a public request asking people to stop yelling "Stringer Bell" at Idris.

  • Idris's real first name is Idrissa which is a Sierra Leonian name.

  • Idris was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.

  • In 2005, Idris had his first major starring American film role in The Gospel.

  • While living in England, Idris starred in many plays including, Troilus and Cressida.

  • Idris's mother is from Ghana and his father is from Sierra Leone.

  • Idris says he would love to tell the story of African Moors.

  • Idris admits he does not watch any of his work because he is too self-critical.

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