Idris Elba was elected Sexiest Man in the World by People magazine. He is a British actor and DJ, known in London clubs under the pseudonym DJ Big Driis / Big Driis the Londoner.
He starred in the films Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), Prom Night (2008), RocknRolla (2008), The Unborn (2009) and Obsessed (2009). He also appeared in the films American Gangster (2007), Takers (2010), Thor (2011), Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015) and Star Trek: Beyond (2016).
He is in the cast of two films presented at the Toronto Film Festival; The Mountain Between Us, where he plays next to Kate Winslet. The film tells the story of two strangers who, following a tragic plane crash, join forces to survive the extreme conditions of a snowy mountain massif, far from civilization. The second film is Molly’s Game, where he plays the role of lawyer Charlie Jaffey committed to defending Molly Bloom, a young Olympic skier arrested by the FBI as the organizer of a clandestine poker tour.
From 1997 to 2001 he was married to Liberian actress, writer, and dancer Dormowa Sherman. The couple had a daughter, Isan, born in 2002, after the end of their union.
From 2011 he takes part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe saga in the film Thor, in which he plays Heimdall, playing the same role in the films Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War