WorldCat Identities

Elba, Idris

Overview
Works: 277 works in 645 publications in 5 languages and 30,664 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Superhero films  Fantasy films  History  Comedy films  Christmas films  Melodrama 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Idris Elba
Pacific Rim by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

43 editions published in 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a deadly war began. To combat them, humans devised massive robots called Jaegers as weapons. Controlled simultaneously by two pilots, even the Jaegers proved nearly defenseless against the Kaiju. Now on the verge of defeat, mankind must turn to a washed-up former pilot and an untested trainee in a seemingly obsolete Jaeger. These unlikely heroes are the last hope against a mounting apocalypse."
Prometheus by Ridley Scott( Visual )

30 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorers have discovered a clue that brings them to the origins of mankind on Earth. This leads them on a journey that takes them to the darkest corners of the universe
Mandela, long walk to freedom by Justin Chadwick( Visual )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society
Thor by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the arrogant warrior Thor is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers. Pursued by an invasion force sent to destroy him, the fallen God of Thunder must rise to the battle and learn what it takes to become a true hero
Thor( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds collide when a powerful ancient enemy threatens to plunge the cosmos into eternal darkness. Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet. Now, reunited with Jane Foster, and forced to forge an alliance with his treacherous brother Loki, Thor embarks on a perilous personal quest to save both Earth and Asgard from destruction
American gangster by Ridley Scott( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives
Ghost Rider spirit of vengeance by Mark Neveldine( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Blaze is still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter. However, he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks to save a young boy from the devil, and possibly rid himself of his curse forever
Daddy's little girls( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monty is a blue-collar mechanic who enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney while trying to gain custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boyfriend. Along the way, the working relationship between the blue collar dad and his uptown attorney grows into something more. As these two people try to overcome their different backgrounds, they find love. Monty struggles to protect his children from abuse and neglect, and a community looks to purge itself from the criminals terrorizing their neighborhood
Takers by John Luessenhop ( '10 ) Movie( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notorious group of criminals continue to baffle police by pulling off one perfectly executed bank robbery after another. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind, and laying low between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective who is hell-bent on solving the case
The wire( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama series follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore
Obsessed by Steve Shill( Visual )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Charles is a successful asset manager who works for a small company. He has a beautiful wife, a wonderful marriage, and because of his hard work has just received a huge promotion. When an attractive temporary worker, who is both sexy and smart, gets hired, he finds himself physically drawn to her and everything he has worked so hard for is placed in jeopardy. She is desperate to get close to Derek and begins stalking him
The losers( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosive tale of double-cross and revenge centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team; Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar; find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda
No good deed( Visual )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family
The wire( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a single sprawling drug investigation in Baltimore, against the backdrop of the mayor's reelection campaign. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
Sometimes in April by Raoul Peck( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and German and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, where over the course of 100 days an estimated 800,000 people were killed in a terrifying purge by Hutu nationalists against their Tutsi countrymen
This Christmas by Alexander Gruszynski( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

US comedy drama about a Christmas family reunion starring Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba and Loretta Devine. The Whitfields, a middle-class African-American family, reunite for Christmas for the first time in several years. All the siblings have come home and they've brought their baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. There's the sister who encourages her siblings to sell the family dry cleaning business and split the profits. One brother is running from loan sharks. Another brother is AWOL from the Marines and one sister has brought along the man she's dating. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of Christmas
RocknRolla by Guy Ritchie( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs. This attracts some of the city's scrappiest tough guys, along with its more established underworld types. All are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but is very much alive. He has the multi-million dollar prize fall, literally, into his hands
Luther by Idris Elba( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Luther, the near-genius detective struggling with his own demons, returns with two distinctive, thrilling crime stories. Devastated by the brutal murder of his wife, John Luther returns to policing in a different world. His old unit has gone and he's working in the newly created Serious and Serial unit, headed by former police complaints officer Martin Schenk. Luther quickly gathers together his team, rescuing his old partner Detective Justin Ripley from uniform
The Gospel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his mother's death a young man turns his back on his minister father and the church, he returns when his father becomes ill and sets out to save the church and himself
Luther( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alice, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingly murky. Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation
 
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Alternative Names
Big Driis.

DJ Big Driis.

Elba, Idris Akuna 1972-

Elba, Idrissa Akuna.

Idris Elba acteur britannique

Idris Elba attore britannico

Idris Elba britischer Schauspieler, Filmproduzent und Musiker

Idris Elba Brits acteur

Idris Elba brytyjski aktor

Идрис Елба

Идрис Эльба

אידריס אלבה

إدريس إلبا

ادریس البا

이드리스 엘바

イドリス・エルバ

伊德瑞斯·艾尔巴 Actor

艾德里斯艾巴

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