Thursday Morning Man: Idris Elba!
The very talented and sexy Idris Elba is celebrating his 46th birthday today.
Born in London, Elba is best known for his roles as drug kingpin Stringer Bell on HBO’s The Wire and Detective John Luther on BBC’s Luther.
But he’s done so much more.
He earned critical acclaim for his role in the 2015 film Beasts of No Nation and he portrays the character Heimdall in the Marvel Universe which so far has included playing the character in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok. Other feature film roles include Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Mountain Between Us, Molly’s Game, RocknRolla, The Unborn and Obsessed, among many others.
His early roles were on British television but by 2000, he was in demand on both sides of the pond.
He played the role of Captain Augustin Muganza in Sometimes in April, an HBO film about the Rwandan Genocide, appeared in the role of Charlie Kgotso in the series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and had recurring roles on The Office and The Big C.