WorldCat Identities

Elba, Idris

Overview
Works: 247 works in 797 publications in 7 languages and 36,576 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery television programs  Television cop shows  Crime films  Superhero films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Idris Elba
Thor by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 3,615 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
Pacific Rim by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

59 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,399 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."
Luther by Idris Elba( Visual )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,252 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
Mandela : long walk to freedom by Justin Chadwick( Visual )

42 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,219 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
Prometheus by Ridley Scott( Visual )

35 editions published in 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,137 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
Avengers, age of Ultron( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure
American gangster by Ridley Scott( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,473 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
The wire by David Simon( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Le parcours d'une cellule de la police de la ville constituée de membres de la brigade criminelle et d'agents des ""stups"" chargés de lutter contre le crime organisé de Baltimore. À la suite d'un retournement de situation pour le moins suspect lors du procès du frère d'un membre de la pègre de Baltimore, le maire décide alors de faire le ménage dans sa ville. Outre la surveillance des dealers, les infiltrations à l'intérieur même des organisations criminelles et des flagrants délits qui constituent leur quotidien, les policiers de ""Sur écoute"" doivent également composer avec les pressions politiques venant de toutes parts
Ghost Rider by Mark Steven Johnson( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiding out in a remote part of Europe, Johnny Blaze continues to struggle with his curse when he is recruited to save a young boy from the devil
Daddy's little girls( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,227 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
The wire( Visual )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"McNutty has been demoted to harbour patrol. Daniels is in the police-archive dungeon, Prez is chafing in the suburbs, and Greggs is stuck behind a desk. Meanwhile, on the docks of Baltimore harbour, the rank and fire scrounge for work and the union bosses take illegitimate measures to reinvigorate business, but a horrific discovery is about to blow the whole port inside out. While the detail is on ice, a new case begins"--container
The wire by David Simon( Visual )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,195 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
Takers by John Luessenhop( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,122 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
No good deed( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,122 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
Obsessed by Idris Elba( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 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 by Sylvain White( Visual )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,023 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
The gunman by Pierre Morel( Visual )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sniper on an unscrupulous slaying team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot requires him to go into hiding to safeguard himself and his team from revenge. Terrier goes back to the Congo years later, but soon discovers himself to be the target of a paid hit gang associated with the ministers assassination
Sometimes in April by Raoul Peck( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and German and held by 980 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 )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in years, the entire Whitfield clan comes home to celebrate Christmas and learn through the drama and emotional baggage how to be a family once again
RocknRolla by Guy Ritchie( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 898 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
 
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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 Britse akteur, musikant en DJ

Idris Elba brytyjski aktor

Идрис Елба

Идрис Эльба

Ідріс Ельба

Իդրիս Էլբա

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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