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Idris Elba

English Actor, Producer, Rapper and DJ; Best Known for His Roles in "The Wire" & "Luther"

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Idris Elba Biography

Idris Elba 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. 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.

In addition to his acting work, Elba performs as a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis 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.

Elba landed his first major acting role in the 2002 HBO drama series The Wire. From 2002 to 2004, Elba portrayed Russell "Stringer" Bell in the series, perhaps his best-known role in the United States. He then appeared in Sometimes in April, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and made an appearance on NBC's The Office.

In September 2009, Elba signed a deal to star as the lead role on the six-part BBC television series Luther. His performance in the show has earned him multiple Emmy nominations, multiple Golden Globe nominations and one win, and a SAG award.

In 2019, Elba began starring in the Netflix original series Turn Up Charlie. The show follows Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend's problem-child daughter. In the same year, he performed at Coachella music festival.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Idris Elba for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Idris Elba, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Idris Elba or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Idris Elba?

    Speaking fees for Idris Elba, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Idris Elba charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Idris Elba, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Idris Elba?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Idris Elba for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Idris Elba for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Idris Elba or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Idris Elba or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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English Actor, Producer, Rapper and DJ; Best Known for His Roles in "The Wire" & "Luther"

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Idris Elba Biography

Idris Elba 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. 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.

In addition to his acting work, Elba performs as a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis 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.

Elba landed his first major acting role in the 2002 HBO drama series The Wire. From 2002 to 2004, Elba portrayed Russell "Stringer" Bell in the series, perhaps his best-known role in the United States. He then appeared in Sometimes in April, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and made an appearance on NBC's The Office.

In September 2009, Elba signed a deal to star as the lead role on the six-part BBC television series Luther. His performance in the show has earned him multiple Emmy nominations, multiple Golden Globe nominations and one win, and a SAG award.

In 2019, Elba began starring in the Netflix original series Turn Up Charlie. The show follows Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend's problem-child daughter. In the same year, he performed at Coachella music festival.

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  • Idris Elba - Filming “Beast” & Creating S’ABLE Labs | The Daily Show
    Emmy-nominated actor Idris Elba chats about facing off with a CGI lion in “Beast,” DJing in Ibiza, creating an inclusive and natural skincare...
  • Idris Elba Teaches You British Slang | Vanity Fair
    On this episode of "Slang School," Idris Elba teaches you British slang words, from ting and fit to apples and Alan. Idris Elba stars in TURN UP...
  • Actor Idris Elba delivers powerful speech on diversity in TV
    Actor Idris Elba has delivered a speech to a group of MPs and press, highlighting the lack of diversity in the media industry. Report by Jennifer...

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  • How to book Idris Elba?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Idris Elba for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Idris Elba, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Idris Elba or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Idris Elba?

    Speaking fees for Idris Elba, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Idris Elba charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Idris Elba, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Idris Elba?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Idris Elba for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Idris Elba for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Idris Elba or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Idris Elba or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Idris Elba is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Idris Elba for your event is $200,000 and above. Idris Elba generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Viola Davis, Tyler Perry, Janelle Monáe and Lena Waithe. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Idris Elba for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Idris Elba Speaker Videos

  • Idris Elba - Filming “Beast” & Creating S’ABLE Labs | The Daily Show
    Emmy-nominated actor Idris Elba chats about facing off with a CGI lion in “Beast,” DJing in Ibiza, creating an inclusive and natural skincare line with his wife, and being all-around sexy....
    Idris Elba Teaches You British Slang | Vanity Fair
    On this episode of "Slang School," Idris Elba teaches you British slang words, from ting and fit to apples and Alan. Idris Elba stars in TURN UP CHARLIE which will premiere onNetflix globally March...
  • Actor Idris Elba delivers powerful speech on diversity in TV
    Actor Idris Elba has delivered a speech to a group of MPs and press, highlighting the lack of diversity in the media industry. Report by Jennifer Cordingley.
    Idris Elba talks Ferguson and Police Brutality
    Idris Elba Interview We sat down with Golden Globe Winner, Emmy Nominee and DJ of all things, Mr. Idris Elba, about his new movie in which he not only acts but produces called No Good Deed. While...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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