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( 1991 - )


( 30 yaşında 1.85 m boyunda )

Doğum Adı: Damson Idris Tarihi: 02/09/1991 Yeri: Londra, İngiltere, İngiltere

Kısa Biyografi

Damson Idris is a British actor and producer. Born in 1991 in Peckham South East London to Nigerian parents, he is the youngest of six children. His parents arrived in the UK in search of a better life but he was raised by his single mother, who instilled in him ambition and hard work from a young age. Being the youngest he enjoyed entertaining family and friends and it was obvious early on how natural his talent was for the Arts. His dream nonetheless was to become a professional football player. He also played rugby and in 2002 he shook the hand of Queen Elizabeth II when his team took part in her Golden Jubilee. It wasn't until a knee injury that he began to seriously consider a career in acting.He studied Theatre, Film & Television Studies at Brunel university in England, where he attained a BA Honours degree. He soon after trained at the Identity School of Acting.His acting debut in 2012 was on the stages of UK theaters. Idris played the role of Sam in Khadija Is 18 at the Finborough theatre. Written by newcomer Shamser Sinha, it tells the story of the life of two young refugees in the UK and the hopes and heartbreak of the young. The play received great reviews and became a critics choice. The same year Idris starred in Ade Solanke's play Pandora's Box at the Arcola Theatre, before going on a national tour with the production. He offers a charismatic performance as Tope, whose mother forcibly enrolls him to a boarding school in Lagos. The play reveals the long-suppressed truths when a family spanning three generations meet in Lagos for the first time in over thirty years. This followed with a role in Hotel (2014) at the Royal National Theatre.Developing his acting on the stage and feeding off the positive reaction of the live audience, he felt confident to branch into the small screen. He was cast in small roles in several British TV series including Miranda (2009), Doctors (2000) and Casualty (1986). It wasn't until 2017 that Idris made his Hollywood debut starring as the lead, 'Franklin Saint' a young street entrepreneur in hit FX Crime series Snowfall (2017). It captures the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic during the 1980's in Los Angeles. The series has received critical acclaim and forms one of the last productions of the late Producer and Director John Singleton.Having firmly proved his acting ability Idris continued to explore TV roles that resonates with the challenges in modern society. In his role in the 'Replay' episode of Producer/Director Jordan Peeles reboot of The Twilight Zone (2019) series, he played Dorian Harrison a College kid faced with a racist interaction with a police officer, whose mother tries to save his life over and over again by rewinding time. In the episode 'Smithereens' of the Black Mirror (2011) series, we see Idris as Jaden, an intern of a large social media company 'Smithereen' and witness the consequences of overactive usage of social media sites and how they can distract society from the real world.His debut in film came a little earlier in 2016, playing a small role as Hakim in British Thriller City of Tiny Lights (2016). The film tells the story of a private detective who investigates the disappearance of a Russian prostitute. He went on to take on roles with the persona of power and authority, as Lt Michael Foreman in Biographical Drama Megan Leavey (2017) (aka REX in the UK), Agent Denys in Action Thriller The Commuter (2018).For his first film lead role in 2018 as Enitan in autobiographical Farming (2018), he played his most challenging role yet, the feared leader of a white skinhead gang. Idris continually proves to be a diversified actor and for this performance, won the Award for Best Actor in a British Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival, where the film won the Michael Powell Award.His latest lead role is in Netflix's Action Sci-Fi film Outside the Wire (2021).

Son Güncelleme Tarihi: 14-08-2021

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