Sure, he might have been conferred the title of Order of the British Empire for his services to drama — but Idris Elba has now been crowned ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ as stated by PEOPLE’s Magazine.
From his breakthrough role in America as drug kingpin Russell “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s hit series The Wire to his commanding portrayal of Norse God and Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall in Marvel’s Thor franchise, the British heartthrob, 46, has become one of Hollywood’s biggest and sexiest stars and it’s no surprise that James Bond fans are campaigning for him to be the next 007.
Idris is the third man of colour to be given the title by the magazine’s editors following Johnson in 2016 and Denzel Washington 10 years before.
He joins like Blake Shelton, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, George Clooney, Richard Gere, and more who in previous years were inducted into the Sexiest Man Alive hall of fame.
When he’s not being one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, Elba might be deejaying in Ibiza, kickboxing in Thailand, or designing his own clothing line, not to mention planning his wedding to his fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, 29, a model, to whom he proposed in February. But picking the happiest moment of his life is easy.
Oh! Did we mention he’s a father of two kids as well? He’s sure the coolest dad on the block.
Who’d have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don’t forget to grab your issue this week https://t.co/WI7eWfXOPB. I’m honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/TBQapjxJsT
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) November 6, 2018