Published: Tue, November 06, 2018

Brit actor Idris Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive

Brit actor Idris Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive

"Really?"' he told the magazine. In the cover blurb, Elba is described as a "sweet, smoldering superstar", so Fallon had him show us a little of each.

With a massive fanbase, Elba's admirers have also frequently used other emojis when tweeting about the actor. He's portrayed Nelson Mandela in the 2013 biographical film "Mandela Long Walk to Freedom" and has played a Norse God in Marvel's "Thor" franchise. Aside from directing his feature-length debut in Yardie, Elba has also been a regular on the festival circuit (he played Dublin's Forbidden Fruit), kickboxing in Thailand, designing his own clothing line, and starring in the the next season of Luther and the Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw.

He's now planning a wedding to model Sabrina Dhowre, 29, who he proposed to in February.

The actor has a 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and a 4-year-old son, Winston, from previous relationships.

Though he was an athlete at his all-boys school in London, playing first-string football, basketball, cricket, hockey and rugby, the actor insists he went through an awkward phase first.

"As soon as I could grow a moustache, I was the coolest kid on the block", Idris Elba said on dealing with bullies as a kid.

"I was very tall and skinny", said Elba, who is 6'3".

Idris was also a popular choice for the honor a year ago, but it was given to Blake Shelton.

Elba will be featured in a special double issue that will hit newsstands later this week. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers".

No doubt the talented thespian - who has been considered to portray 007 James Bond - owes plenty of his success to living with as few regrets as possible.

"Life isn't about thinking about what you should have done", he said. "You might as well do it to your heart's content".

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