Nominee Profiles

  • Golden Globe Awards

Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Idris Elba is a double nominee for a Golden Globe this year for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for the intense British TV crime thriller Luther, and Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for his compelling portrayal of Nelson Mandela in the expansive biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. These two distinct and riveting performances mark the versatility of this British born actor, whom American audiences first got to know as the centrifugal drug lord Russell "Stringer" Bell in HBO’s critically acclaimed series, The Wire.