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Elba, Idris

Overview
Works: 209 works in 486 publications in 5 languages and 23,636 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Comedy films  Christmas films  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Idris Elba
Prometheus by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
23 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,874 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
Thor by Kenneth Branagh ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,783 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 ( Visual )
30 editions published in 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When legions of monstrous creatures started rising from the sea, a deadly war began. To combat them, humans devised massive robots called Jaegers as weapons. But even the Jaegers proved nearly defenseless against the creatures [known as Kaijus]. Now on the verge of defeat, mankind must turn to two unlikely heroes, teamed in a seemingly obsolete Jaeger, as the last hope against a mounting apocalypse"--Container
American gangster by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,487 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 ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,212 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 1,153 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 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,076 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
Obsessed by Steve Shill ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,003 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 )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 995 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. Special features included
The wire ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. 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 )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and German and held by 956 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
The wire ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 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
This Christmas ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 905 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 )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 851 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
The Gospel ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a teenager, David was studying to follow in his fathers footsteps, by becoming a minister. However, after his mother suddenly dies and his father arrives late, David accuses his father of caring more about others than his mother. David decides to run away and eventually becomes a hot young R & B performer. However, when his father becomes ill he returns home to find his father's church in disarray. David finds that his former best friend, now a minister and in charge of the congregation, seems to care more about his own image than the welfare of the church or its members. Now David must find a way to save the church as well as his own soul
The reaping ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigative scholar Katherine Winter is a debunker of modern 'miracles, ' bringing scientific light to superstition and fraud. But events in Haven, Louisiana, defy even her expertise. There, the 10 Biblical Plagues, including locusts, frogs and a river of blood, seem to be recurring. And the more she seeks answers, the more she questions her own beliefs
Luther by Idris Elba ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 560 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
Luther ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 554 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 Alicea, 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. A second series was produced in 2010-11
The unborn by David S Goyer ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Casey Beldon has become plagued by merciless dreams, visions of strange looking dogs, and an evil child with bright blue eyes. After being hit with a mirror by her neighbor's son, Casey's eyes begin to change color and she learns she had a twin brother who died in the womb. Casey begins to suspect that the spirit haunting her is the soul of her dead twin who became possessed by a malevolent spirit known as dybbuk. The spirit wants to be born so it can transfer to the world of the living. Casey meets a woman named Sofi who explains that as a child, she had a twin brother who was killed in Nazi experiments and he was brought back to life by a dybbuk who intended to use his body as a portal into the world of the living. Sofi killed the dybbuk and now it haunts her family for revenge. Sofi refers Casey to Rabbi Sendak who can perform a Jewish exorcism to remove the dybbuk. The exorcism is performed, but things go awry as the dybbuk tries to stop the ritual from being completed. The dybbuk disappears after the exorcism and soon afterward, Casey learns she is pregnant with twins
Prom night ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donna's senior prom was supposed to be the best night of her life. A night full of magic, beauty, and love. Surrounded by her best friends, she thought that she would be safe from the horrors of her past. But when the night turns from magic to murder, there is only one man who could be responsible, the man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer, and try to survive the night of their prom
 
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Alternative Names
Elba, Idrissa Akuna.
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