Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba, OBE, is an English film, television, and theatre actor, musician, and DJ who is best known for his role as Russell "Stringer" Bell on the HBO crime drama series, The Wire (2002-2004), and currently stars as John Luther on the BBC psychological crime drama series, Luther, since 2010. He has also played Stacker Pentecost in Guillermo del Toro's 2013 monster film, Pacific Rim, Commandant in the 2015 critically acclaimed war drama film, Beasts of No Nation, Krall / Balthazar Edison in the 2016 science fiction adventure film, Star Trek Beyond, and as Brixton Lore in the 2019 Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw.
Idris Elba is the only actor in Disney history with the portfolio of directly contributing to most of Disney's feature film divisions. He has portrayed a character for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Live-Action, Pixar, and Marvel.
All of the Disney movies that Idris Elba is featured in for Disney's 2016 cinematic release slate are all roles of talking animals.