Sexiest Man Alive!

With magnetism, mystery and a majestic presence, the British star brings a new level of sexy to Hollywood.

His name inspires superlatives. He’s been called “the best version of masculinity” by one studio exec, he has enough charisma to fill “a planet, probably,” according to director Jon Favreau, and he’s a fan favourite to be the next James Bond.

But today British heartthrob Idris Elba is just a playful dad. As a father, “I’m super-doting. Big hugs, kisses, lots of love-yous,” says the actor, 46, who has a daughter, Isan, 16 and a 4-year-old son Winston.

When he’s not being one of Hollywood’s hottest stars, Elba might be professionally kickboxing in Thailand or DJ-ing in Ibiza or designing his own clothes, not to mention planning his wedding to model Sabrina Dhowre, to whom he proposed in February.