Top 10 Best Idris Elba Movie and TV Roles of All Time Idris Elba

Idris Elba is a hardworking English actor, producer, director, musician, DJ, and rapper. He’s been in your white dad’s favorite HBO show, played an iconic world leader, and been a part of some massive franchises. If he ever decides to take it easy, he can tour the world via Comiccons for life. Check out the powerful filmography of Idris Elba.

10. Marvel Cinematic Universe

Idris Elba MCU Heimdall

Character: Heimdall

One of very few brothas in Asgard.

9. Shere Khan


Character: The Jungle Book

This tiger is the shit…it’s a shame he’s the villain.

8. Molly’s Game

Idris Elba Mollys Game

Character: Charlie Jaffey

I wish my lawyer were even close to this good.

7. Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation
Beasts of No Nation

Character: Commandant


6. The Dark Tower


Character: Roland


5. Star Trek Beyond

Krall Star Trek Beyond

Character: Krall

The newer versions of Star Trek are much more palatable than the older ones.

4. Turn Up Charlie

Turn Up Charlie Idris Elba
Idris Elba in Netflix’s TURN IT UP, CHARLIE

Character: Charlie

This Netflix series is one of the UK standouts.

3. The Wire

The Wire Idris Elba

Character: Stringer Bell


2. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom Idris Elba

Character: Nelson Mandela


1. Luther

Luther (series 4)
Picture shows: DCI John Luther (IDRIS ELBA)

Character: DCI John Luther


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