Idris Elba Movies List: Best To Worst

Avengers: Infinity War
PG-13

Avengers: Infinity War

(2018)
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Danai Gurira, Karen Gillan, Idris Elba
Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Heimdall
Director:
Taika Waititi
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston
Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation

(2015)
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Cary Joji Fukunaga
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote
American Gangster
R

American Gangster

(2007)
As:
Cast
Director:
Ridley Scott
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal
The Jungle Book
PG

The Jungle Book

(2016)
As:
Cast
Role:
Shere Khan (voice)
Director:
Jon Favreau
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba
Molly's Game
R

Molly's Game

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Jaffey
Director:
Aaron Sorkin
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Crime
Star Cast:
Jessica Chastain, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Joe Keery
Avengers: Age of Ultron
PG-13

Avengers: Age of Ultron

(2015)
As:
Cast
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
RocknRolla
R

RocknRolla

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Mumbles
Director:
Guy Ritchie
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Guy Ritchie, Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong
Star Trek Beyond
PG-13

Star Trek Beyond

(2016)
As:
Cast
Director:
Justin Lin
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Chris Pine, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
PG-13

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Nelson Mandela
Director:
Justin Chadwick
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva
Thor
PG-13

Thor

(2011)
As:
Cast
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård
Prometheus
R

Prometheus

(2012)
As:
Cast
Role:
Janek
Director:
Ridley Scott
Genres:
Mystery, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce
Thor: The Dark World
PG-13

Thor: The Dark World

(2013)
As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Taylor
Genres:
Fantasy, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston
28 Weeks Later
R

28 Weeks Later

(2007)
As:
Cast
Director:
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Genres:
Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack
Pacific Rim
PG-13

Pacific Rim

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Stacker Pentecost
Director:
Guillermo del Toro
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Diego Klattenhoff, Rinko Kikuchi
Buffalo Soldiers
R

Buffalo Soldiers

(2001)
As:
Cast
Director:
Gregor Jordan
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, War, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Scott Glenn, Elizabeth McGovern, Anna Paquin, Ed Harris, Joaquin Phoenix
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
PG-13

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

(2019)
As:
Cast
Role:
Brixton
Director:
David Leitch
Genres:
Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Jason Statham, Kevin Hart
The Losers
PG-13

The Losers

(2010)
As:
Cast
Role:
Roque
Director:
Sylvain White
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Action, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Columbus Short
The Take
R

The Take

(2016)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sean Briar
Director:
James Watkins
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Kelly Reilly, José Garcia, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon
Takers
PG-13

Takers

(2010)
As:
Cast
Role:
Gordon Jennings
Director:
John Luessenhop
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen
This Christmas
PG-13

This Christmas

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Quentin Whitfield
Director:
Preston A. Whitmore II
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mekhi Phifer, Laz Alonso, Delroy Lindo, Loretta Devine
The Gunman
R

The Gunman

(2015)
As:
Cast
Director:
Pierre Morel
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Sean Penn, Ray Winstone, Javier Bardem, Mark Rylance, Jasmine Trinca
The Dark Tower
PG-13

The Dark Tower

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Roland
Director:
Nikolaj Arcel
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Western, Fantasy, Horror
Star Cast:
Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Ben Gavin
The Reaping
R

The Reaping

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben
Director:
Stephen Hopkins
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Hilary Swank, Stephen Rea, AnnaSophia Robb, David Morrissey
100 Streets

100 Streets

(2016)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Max
Director:
Jim O'Hanlon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Cullen, Gemma Arterton, Kierston Wareing, Ryan Gage
No Good Deed
PG-13

No Good Deed

(2014)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Colin
Director:
Sam Miller
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb, Henry Simmons, Kate del Castillo
Daddy's Little Girls
PG-13

Daddy's Little Girls

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Monty
Director:
Tyler Perry
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, Louis Gossett Jr., Tasha Smith
Legacy: Black Ops
R

Legacy: Black Ops

(2010)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Malcolm Gray
Director:
Thomas Eromose Ikimi
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Eamonn Walker, Clarke Peters, Richard Brake, William Hope
The Human Contract
R

The Human Contract

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Larry
Director:
Jada Pinkett Smith
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jada Pinkett Smith, Ted Danson, Jason Clarke, Paz Vega, Idris Elba
Obsessed
PG-13

Obsessed

(2009)
As:
Cast
Role:
Derek
Director:
Steve Shill
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Ali Larter, Jerry O'Connell, Beyoncé, Bonnie Perlman
The Unborn
PG-13

The Unborn

(2009)
As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur Wyndham
Director:
David S. Goyer
Genres:
Horror, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Odette Annable, Cam Gigandet
The Gospel
PG

The Gospel

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
Reverend Charles Frank
Director:
Rob Hardy
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
China Anne McClain, Boris Kodjoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Clifton Powell
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
PG-13

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

(2011)
As:
Cast
Role:
Moreau
Director:
Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Genres:
Thriller, Fantasy, Action
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido, Ciarán Hinds, Johnny Whitworth
Demons Never Die

Demons Never Die

(2011)
As:
Producer
Director:
Arjun Rose
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Robert Sheehan, Ashley Walters, Tulisa, Jason Maza, Reggie Yates
Prom Night
PG-13

Prom Night

(2008)
As:
Cast
Director:
Nelson McCormick
Genres:
Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Brittany Snow, Kellan Lutz, Jana Kramer, Linden Ashby
Cut from a Different Cloth

Cut from a Different Cloth

(2017)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Richard Terry
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Julian Dunkerton, James Holder
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Behind the Mask

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ovronramwen
Director:
Ngozi Onwurah
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Okri, Brian Bovell, Cyril Nri
One Love

One Love

(2003)
As:
Cast
Role:
Aaron
Director:
Rick Elgood, Don Letts
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Vas Blackwood, Ky-Mani Marley, Cherine Anderson, Winston Stona
The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Bass
Director:
Hany Abu-Assad
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Romance, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney, Beau Bridges, Lucia Walters
Mandela, My Dad and Me

Mandela, My Dad and Me

(2015)
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Daniel Vernon
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Idris Elba
Sorted
R

Sorted

(2000)
As:
Cast
Director:
Alexander Jovy
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Sienna Guillory, Tim Curry, Mark Crowdy, Matthew Rhys, Kelly Brook
Belle maman

Belle maman

(1999)
As:
Cast
Director:
Gabriel Aghion
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Catherine Deneuve, Stéphane Audran, Vincent Lindon, Mathilde Seigner
Yardie

Yardie

(2018)
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Idris Elba
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
Fraser James, Stephen Graham, Aml Ameen, Naomi Ackie, Mark Rhino Smith
Second Coming

Second Coming

(2014)
As:
Cast
Role:
Mark
Director:
Debbie Tucker Green
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Seroca Davis, Nadine Marshall, Kai Francis Lewis, Sharlene Whyte
Beats of the Beautiful Game

Beats of the Beautiful Game

(2014)
As:
Producer
Director:
Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Rebecca Goldman, Cameron Le Roy, Kyle Meagher, David Webster

TV Movie(s)

Sometimes in April
TV-MA

Sometimes in April

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
Augustin
Director:
Raoul Peck
Genres:
War, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Debra Winger, Fraser James, Oris Erhuero, Carole Karemera
Idris Elba's How Clubbing Changed the World

Idris Elba's How Clubbing Changed the World

(2012)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Presenter
Director:
Sam Bridger
Genres:
Documentary, Music
Star Cast:
Boy George, Katy B, Felix Buxton, Carl Cox
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World of Trouble

(2005)
As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Hopkins
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Vinessa Shaw, Alexander Kalugin, Mark Antony Krupa, Andrea Stefancikova
How Hip Hop Changed the World

How Hip Hop Changed the World

(2011)
As:
Producer
Director:
Sam Bridger
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Noel Clarke, M.K. Asante, Chipmunk, Coltrane Curtis, Dappy
All in the Game

All in the Game

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jim O'Hanlon
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Ray Winstone, Danny Dyer, Ike Hamilton, Gerald Kyd

Animation(s)

Zootopia
PG

Zootopia (2016)

As:
Cast
Role:
Chief Bogo (voice)
Director:
Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Genres:
Family, Crime, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Ginnifer Goodwin, Tommy Chong, Jason Bateman, Jenny Slate
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
TV-MA

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000)

As:
Cast
Director:
Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis, Craig Hartin
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green, Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk
Finding Dory
PG

Finding Dory (2016)

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Diane Keaton, Ed O'Neill, Willem Dafoe, Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks
Finding Dory: Marine Life Interviews

Finding Dory: Marine Life Interviews (2016)

As:
Cast
Role:
Fluke (uncredited) (voice)
Director:
Ross Stevenson
Genres:
Animation, Family, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ed O'Neill, Ellen DeGeneres, Ty Burrell, Kaitlin Olson

TV Shows and Videos

The Wire
TV-MA

The Wire (2002)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kenneth Williams, David Simon, Richard Belzer
The Office
TV-PG

The Office (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
Joss Whedon, Paul Feig, Randall Einhorn, Ken Kwapis, Greg Daniels
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker
Luther
TV-MA

Luther (2010)

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
DCI John Luther (21 episodes, 2010-2018)
Director:
Stefan Schwartz, Sam Miller, Farren Blackburn, Brian Kirk
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dermot Crowley, Ruth Wilson, Indira Varma, Warren Brown
Jonny Zero

Jonny Zero (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Mimi Leder
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Samuel E. Wright, Krysten Ritter, Franky G, Ritchie Coster, Sean Moran
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Walk Like a Panther (2011)

As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Furst, Stephen Graham, Warren Brown, Adam Fogerty, Tom Meighan
Absolutely Fabulous
TV-14

Absolutely Fabulous (1992)

As:
Cast
Director:
Christine Gernon, Dewi Humphreys, Bob Spiers, Mandie Fletcher
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Helena Bonham Carter, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Horrocks
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
TV-PG

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)

As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Minghella
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Family, Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
David Oyelowo, Jill Scott, John Kani, Desmond Dube
The Big C
TV-MA

The Big C (2010)

As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Poul, Michael Engler, Adam Bernstein, Tricia Brock, Jennifer Getzinger
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Oliver Platt, Liam Neeson, Gabourey Sidibe, Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege the Day Feat. Idris Elba

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege the Day Feat. Idris Elba (2015)

As:
Cast
Role:
Team Leader
Director:
Seb Edwards
Genres:
Short, Action
Star Cast:
Emil Linka, Ted Otis
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
M

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)

As:
Cast
Role:
Truck (voice)
Genres:
Adventure, War, Action
Star Cast:
Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Mercer, Troy Baker, Billy Murray
Silent Witness

Silent Witness (1996)

As:
Cast
Director:
Thaddeus O'Sullivan, David Richards, Richard Signy, Renny Rye, Nicholas Renton
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Daisy Ridley, Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, Benedict Cumberbatch
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Idris Elba: Dance Off (2016)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jason Koenig, Ryan Lewis
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Macklemore, Nasiv Sall
Law & Order
TV-14

Law & Order (1990)

As:
Cast
Director:
Constantine Makris, Edwin Sherin, Jace Alexander, David Platt, Richard Dobbs
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Abe Vigoda, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, Steven Hill
In the Long Run

In the Long Run (2018)

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Walter (6 episodes, 2018)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Bailey, Jimmy Akingbola, Kellie Shirley, Madeline Appiah
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Playhouse Presents (2012)

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Idris Elba
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Stephen Fry, Matthew Perry, John Hurt, Cara Delevingne, Emma Thompson
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Laxton, Brian Stirner, Alrick Riley, Robert Bierman
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Indira Varma, Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, James McAvoy
The Governor

The Governor (1995)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Eamonn Walker, Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie
Soul Food

Soul Food (2000)

As:
Cast
Director:
Salim Akil, Oz Scott, Ken Girotti, Kevin Hooks, Jeffrey W. Byrd
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tyra Banks, Rockmond Dunbar, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Aaron Meeks, Nicole Ari Parker
Hack

Hack (2002)

As:
Cast
Director:
Philip Sgriccia, Robert Singer, Fred Gerber, David Platt, Thomas Carter
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Viola Davis, Jane Krakowski, Andre Braugher, David Morse, Matthew Borish
Girlfriends

Girlfriends (2000)

As:
Cast
Director:
Sheldon Epps, Mary Lou Belli, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Salim Akil, Debbie Allen
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tracee Ellis Ross, Cindy Williams, Golden Brooks, Persia White, Reginald C. Hayes
The Bill

The Bill (1984)

As:
Cast
Director:
Steve Shill, David Yates, Peter Lydon, Jonathan Dent, Stuart Burge
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Gemma Atkinson, David Walliams
2point4 Children

2point4 Children (1991)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Gary Olsen, Belinda Lang, Julia Hills, John Pickard
London's Burning

London's Burning (1988)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Reardon, Gerry Mill, Keith Washington, Gerry Poulson, James Hazeldine
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Ben Onwukwe, Shirley Greenwood
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In Defence (2000)

As:
Cast
Star Cast:
Jeff Nuttall, Ross Kemp, Sophie Okonedo, Brigid Zengeni
Ruth Rendell Mysteries

Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mary McMurray, Sandy Johnson, Herbert Wise, Matthew Evans, Bruce MacDonald
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson
Romesh: Talking to Comedians

Romesh: Talking to Comedians (2017)

As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Dee, Romesh Ranganathan, Daisy May Cooper, Jayde Adams, Charlie Cooper
Space Precinct

Space Precinct (1994)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Ted Shackelford, Nancy Paul, Rob Youngblood, Simone Bendix
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Queens Supreme (2003)

As:
Cast
Director:
Matthew Penn, Jace Alexander, David Platt, John Patterson, Adam Bernstein
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Oliver Platt, Annabella Sciorra, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Loggia, L. Scott Caldwell
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TV-14

CSI: Miami (2002)

As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Zombie, Sam Hill, Joe Chappelle, Scott Lautanen, Karen Gaviola
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Rex Linn, Jonathan Togo
Dangerfield

Dangerfield (1995)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Hugh Dancy, Scott Adkins, Corin Redgrave, Colin Baker
The Peter Weyland Files: 'Prometheus' Transmission

The Peter Weyland Files: 'Prometheus' Transmission (2012)

As:
Cast
Role:
Janek
Director:
Johnny Hardstaff
Genres:
Short, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green
Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices

Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices (2009)

As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Director:
Stan Lathan
Star Cast:
Queen Latifah, Robbie Q. Telfer
Family Affairs

Family Affairs (1997)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Young, Glynis Barber, Ebony Thomas, Nicola Duffett