Idris Elba loves his life. Who wouldn't? The 43-year-old British actor is one of the biggest stars in the world, currently in the midst of transforming the film industry with his straight-to-Netflix movie, "Beasts of No Nation," fending off James Bond rumors and even returning to a character that has come to shape his entire career; James Luther. The London detective, portrayed by Elba for several multi-part seasons, returns to TV on December 17 with a brand-new movie. Oh, and did we mention that Elba is also a music producer, DJ and rapper? No wonder he's pretty content with the way things are going right now. Click through the gallery to learn more about Elba's career, his return to Luther and how he's found a way to meld music and TV. (Twitter)
The award-winning actor and musician is set to return to his career-defining role during a one-night BBC special on Thursday night. Learn more about Elba here.