The Many Faces of Idris Elba

The Root takes a look at the British actor's arsenal of roles both on and off the screen.

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Elba teamed up with the British folk group Mumford & Sons to direct and star in their music video for the single "Lover of the Light."

Monty James, 'Daddy's Little Girls'


Elba played a hardworking mechanic in this movie from 2007, one of the few Tyler Perry films not to include Madea.

Derek Charles, 'Obsessed'


Cast as Beyoncé Knowles' husband in this 2009 film, Elba played a family man whose life was turned upside down once his office secretary began to stalk him.

DCI John Luther, 'Luther'

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