Their adorable tips ranged from dance move suggestions to the importance of presenting a “bad boy” attitude. “I really like you, I wanna be your date / Me and you together, this is fate,” he freestyled. Anyone can enter the draw for the date, which is raising money through Omaze for W. Can Lead, which supports empowering and education girls throughout Africa.“You take the girl somewhere nice, like somewhere she likes—like a girl concert,” one kid recommended. And you agree with everything she says.” When Elba protested that, they were quick to admonish him. The kids were not impressed by his poetic stylings.
He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.
Elba appeared in Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007), Takers (2010), Thor (2011), Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Beasts of No Nation (2015), for which he received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
In 1995, Elba landed his first significant role on a series called Bramwell, a medical drama set in 1890s England.
He played a central character in an episode of Season 1, an African petty thief named Charlie Carter, who lost his (white) wife to childbirth and had to figure out how to support his newborn daughter.
He joined the cast of the soap opera Family Affairs He returned to England occasionally for a television role, such as a part in one of the Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
In 2001, Elba played Achilles in a stage production of Troilus and Cressida in New York City.Actor, DJ, and all-around charming human Idris Elba is raffling himself off as one lucky person’s Valentine’s Day date.So to prepare for his romantic night out with a stranger, he wrangled together a group of children to give him some top-notch, unfiltered dating advice. He also got a lesson in the come-hither “criss cross” dance and the art of pulling funny faces, before he treated the children to a short rap-slash-love-song."Idris is known as a ladies' man but he's really not at all.He'd rather have banter at the bar than spend all night (hitting) on women.In 2014, he starred in No Good Deed as a vengeful psychopathic serial killer.