His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped out.
Jul 06, 2017 · Idris Elba has spoken about his close relationship with his parents and coping with grief following the death of his father Winston in 2013 (Picture: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images) Idris Elba has...
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Elba was born on 6 September 1972 in Hackney, London, the son of Winston, a Sierra Leonean man who worked at the Ford Dagenham plant, and Eve, a Ghanaian woman. Elba's parents were married in Sierra Leone and later moved to London. Elba was raised in Hackney and East Ham, and shortened his first name to "Idris" at school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting.
He was called in honor of Elba’s father. The boy’s birth was announced by Idris on Instagram by posting a photo with Winston holding his finger. Though his parents aren’t a couple anymore, the boy doesn’t feel the lack of father’s attention as Idris tries to spend as much time with his son as he can.
Idris Elba, in full Idrissa Akuna Elba, (born September 6, 1972, London, England), British actor who was perhaps best known for his work on the television series The Wire and Luther. Elba was born to immigrant working-class parents (his father was from Sierra Leone, and his mother was born in Ghana).
Idrissa Akuna Elba was born on 6 September 1972, in Hackney, London England, to a Sierra Leonean father, Winston, and Ghanaian mother, Eve, who married before migrating to England, and now known as Idris Elba, is an actor, musician and producer, best known for his appearances in such television shows and movies as “Luther”, “American Gangster”, “Thor” and “Pacific Rim” among many others.
An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is ... Born: September 6, 1972
May 01, 2018 · Idris Elba is every inch the doting dad as he holds hands with son Winston exploring Paris. By Lisa Mcloughlin For Mailonline. Published: 10:49 EST, 1 May 2018 | Updated: 11:32 EST, 1 May 2018
Mar 17, 2020 · The pair met in 2013 and fell deep and hard for one another. Their son, Winston – named after Elba's father, was born in 2014, however by early 2016 Elba was once again, walking out of the door.