How old was Idris Elba in his first movie: Spiders and Flies?

Idris Elba was 23 in Spiders and Flies when he played the character 'Benton'.

That was over 27 years ago in 1996.

This was his first recorded movie acting credit (although may not technically be his first actual acting role).

Today he is 51, and has starred in 81 movies in total, 72 of those since Spiders and Flies was released.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Spiders and Flies, I think Idris Elba looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Danny Thompson has worked with Idris Elba just once in his career.
  • Idris Elba's first movie was as 'Benton' in Spiders and Flies, released in 1996 when he was 23
  • Spiders and Flies scores just 0 out of 10 on TMDB.

Idris Elba's other movies