His most retweeted tweet so far was a cheeky closeup photo of his face with a filter in which he wrote, "My name's Elba, Idris Elba."
With a massive fanbase, Elba's admirers have also frequently used other emojis when tweeting about the actor.
Elba has kept up a busy schedule. The actor appeared as Heimdall in the latest instalment of the "Avengers" franchise and is returning to the TV series "Luther" for four episodes in season 5.
He is currently filming "Hobbs and Shaw", the spinoff for "The Fate of the Furious" which focuses on Dwayne Johnson's character Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham.
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