GQ Of The Day

03Sep08

“Life is like a box of chocolates….”

Fun Facts about Idris Elba:

*Became famous for playing Russell “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s ‘The Wire’

*He DJ’s under the name “Big Driss The Londoner” or DJ Big Driis

*His father is from Sierra Leone and his mother is from Ghana, he was born & raised in Hackney, London, England

*He speaks in an American accent when speaking to fans of ‘The Wire’ because the hard-core drug dealers come up to him and confide in him and he feels guilty turning around and saying “Ello, mate. My name’s Idris and I’m from London.”

*He has a 2-year old daughter

*He will be playing alongside Beyonce Knowles (as her husband) in their film together Obsessed, which will be out in the start of 2009



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