Happy birthday! Idris Elba turns 47 today

The iconic and legendary actor turns 47 on Friday, Sep. 6, 2019.

Idris Elba is celebrating his 47th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.

Popular actor Idris Elba (Luther, The Wire, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 47th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.

Elba, a cultural icon

Born Idrissa Akuna Elba in London on September 6, 1972, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in British history. Elba's not just a great actor, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Idris hasn't done.

And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Idris Elba as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 47.

Happy Birthday, Idris, you're the best!

Idris Elba career in pictures

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