It is always an honour to receive an award, from a very big award to the smallest of awards. I know so many people can remember the awards they have gotten at any level of life. Idris Elba, on the other hand, is not new to awards and surely even the dust has not settled since he won his last award. Merely a days ago, Idris Elba was named the Sexiest Man Alive. Yes, you heard me right. This is an award awarded to the most handsome men in the world. The award changes hands after every year and its previous owner was Blake Shelton in 2017 and Dwayne Johnson in 2016. The award is usually awarded by People’s Magazine. In this article, we shall take a look at 10 of Idris Elba’s hottest photos as well as his biography as we try to see reasons that could have seen him take that big award home.
Idris Elba is not a new face to many women as he is adored by most of them. His dark-skin tone, his deep baritone voice and his strong British accent are surely among the noticeable things about him. He is an actor, a very good one indeed as seen by the movies he has acted.
Idris Elba biography
Idris Elba whose full name is Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His parents were both immigrants from Africa. His father was an immigrant from Sierra Leone while the mother was an immigrant from Ghana. His father who died a few years ago was called Winston Elba while his mother is called Eve Elba.
His parents first got married in Sierra Leone before moving to London. Idris Elba was born on September 6th, the year 1972 which makes Idris Elba age to be 46 years. Idris went to school at Canning Town. This is where he first interacted with acting before he dropped out of school. He later then gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre due to the Prince’s Trust grant. Since acting never starts of paying, he used to work in jobs such as tyre-fitting, cold call advertising sales and working night shifts at Ford Dagenham. Before he started trying out for various televisions roles, at the age of 19, he worked as a DJ in nightclubs. Idris Elba DJ name was Dj Big Driis which later changed to Big Driis the Londoner.
According to Idris Elba IMDb, Idris Elba is a big fan of Arsenal Football Club. This was the case ever since he was fifteen years of age. His father, on the other hand, was a Manchester United fan. You can only imagine what was going on in that house during a Manchester United versus Arsenal football match.
Idris Elba is particularly tall. I guess we can say it is from this that he meets every woman's criteria of tall, dark and handsome. Idris Elba height of 6’3 or 1.9M is not something to leave out. He currently resides in New York City and Los Angeles, California.
Idris Elba wife and children
Idris Elba has had two wives. He currently has two children. His first wife was called Hanne (Kim) Norgaard. The two met while Idris Elba was still finding his way and himself in the acting industry. The two were married from the year 1999 to 2003. The two divorced in 2003 nearly a year after they got their daughter Isan Elba. Idris Elba then married Sonya Hamlin. The two got married in April 9th 2006 and divorced on August 11th the same year. Their marriage did not even last past six weeks. After so many years of having a lowkey dating life, Idris Elba got the chance to be a father again when his then-girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to their son Winston Elba on April 17, 2014. I guess they named him after the father of Idris. That then brings the number of Idris Elba children to two. Idris Elba is currently engaged to Canadian model by the name Sabrina Dhowre. The two got engaged on February 10th, 2018. Idris Elba proposed during his directorial debut at the screening of ‘Yerdie’. The model is sixteen years younger than Idris.
Idris Elba movies
Idris Elba is a very talented and diverse actor. The talented part can be seen in all the good movies he has been able to act. He is diverse in that he does not stick to only one type of movies as you will find him in almost all types of movies. The best part in him being diverse is that he is not limited hence he can take parts as hosts of TV shows, can play a role in a series or can even host an event. Highlighted below are the movies he has taken part in, the role he played and the year of release or the period the TV show lasted.
- In the Long Run (TV Show)- He plays Walter and the year of release is 2018. It has three episodes up to date.
- Luther (TV Show)- He plays John Luther. It's now in its fifth season.
- Avengers: Infinity War (Movie)- He plays Heimdall. It was released in April 2018.
- Guerrilla (TV Show)- He plays the Kent. It was released in 2017.
- The Dark Tower (Movie)- He plays Roland Deschain/The Gunslinger. It was released in 2017.
- The Mountain Between Us (Movie)- He plays Ben Bass. It is a 2017 movie.
- Thor: Ragnarok (Movie)- He plays Heimdall. It was released in 2017.
- Molly's Game (Movie))- He plays Charlie Jaffey. It was released in 2017.
- The Gunman (Movie)- He plays Barnes. The movie was released in 2015.
- Beasts Of No Nation (Movie)- He plays Commandant. The movie was released in 2015.
- No Good Deed (Movie)- He plays Colin. It was released in 2014.
- Pacific Rim (Movie)- He plays Slacker Pentecost. It was released in 2013.
- Thor: The Dark World (Movie)- He plays Heimdall. This movie was released in 2013.
- Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Movie)- He plays Nelson Mandela. This movie was released in 2013.
- Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (Movie)- He plays Moreau. It was released in 2012.
- Thor (Movie)- He plays Heimdall. This movie was released in 2010.
- The Big C (TV Show))- He plays Lenny. It started showing in 2010.
- The Losers (Movie)- He plays Roque. It was released in 2010.
- Takers (Movie)- He plays Gordon Jennings. It was released in 2010.
- The Office (TV Show)- He plays Charles Miner. It started showing in 2009
- The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (TV Show)- He plays Charlie Gotso. It started showing in 2009.
- The Unborn (Movie)- He plays Father Arthur Wyndham. It was released in 2009.
- Obsessed (Movie)- He plays Derek Charles. It was released in 2009.
- Prom Night (Movie)- He plays Detective Winn. It was released in 2008.
- RocknRolla (Movie) -He plays Mumbles. It was released in 2008.
- The Reaping (Movie)- He plays Ben. It was released in 2007.
- 28 Weeks Later (Movie)- He plays General Stone. It was released in 2007.
- Daddy's Little Girls (Movie)- He plays Monty. It was released in 2007.
- American Gangster (Movie)- He plays Tango. It was released in 2007.
- This Christmas (Movie)- He plays Quentin Whitfield. It was released in 2007.
- Girlfriends (TV Show)- He plays Paul. It started showing in 2005.
- Sometimes in April (TV Show) - He plays Augustin Muganza.
- The Gospel (Movie)-He plays Reverend Charles Frank. It was released in 2005.
- The Wire (TV Show)- He plays Stringer Bell. It started showing in 2004.
- CSI: Miami (TV Show)- He plays Angelo Sedaris. It started showing in 2003.
- Mystery! (TV Show)- He plays Robert Gabriel. It started showing in 2003.
- Queens Supreme (TV Show)- He plays Samuel Parks. It started showing in 2003.
- Buffalo Soldiers (Movie)- He plays Kimborough. It was released in 2003.
- Hack (TV Show)- He plays Mac Boone. It was released in 2002.
- Law & Order (TV Show)- He plays Lonnie Liston. It started showing in 2001.
- Ultraviolet (TV Show)- He plays Vaughan Rice. It started showing in 2000.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Show)
- Takers (TV Show)- He plays Gordon Jennings.
- The Wire: Bad Dreams (TV Show)
- The Wire: Port In A Storm (TV Show)
- The Wire: Stray Rounds (TV Show)
- The Wire: The Target (TV Show)
- Turn Up Charlie (TV Show)- He plays Charlie.
- Jonny Zero (TV Show)- He plays Hodge.
Ten hottest photos of Idris Elba
This a photo of Idris in a maroon T-shirt. It looks like its a nice day to go for a walk.
The wild side
This is a photo of Idris Elba sitting next to a tiger. The are both at peace. The tiger is not furious and Idris is not fearful. A man one with his wild side.
This is a photo of Idris Elba holding a bouquet of yellow sunflowers. It looks like he is going on a picnic date with a lovely lady.
Here is a photo of Idris Elba just seated, keeping to himself and just reflecting. You have to think about your next step.
This is a photo of Idris Elba wearing a black tuxedo custom made to his fit with the elongated coat. There is usually something about a man in a suite.
A man in uniform
This is Idris Elba is an army uniform. This must have been when he was acting his role in Pacific Rim 1. Uniforms show responsibility.
Lets get sweaty
Its okay to sweat a little if its sweating for what you want. This is a photo of Idris hitting the ring.
They say its either you are funny or sexy. You just can't have both. Well, I guess we got someone who is good at being both.
No shave November
Here is beard gang Idris with a nice clean blue suite and a nicely blending white shirt. He also has his jewelry on to show you he can still pull out that look.
Work hard Play hard
This is a picture of Idris Elba working out. At least know we all know it does not come easy. What number of pull-up do you think he is in? Post your answers in you comments section.
I hope this article has been helpful in highlighting who Idris Elba is and I hope it and to show you the different sides of the Sexiest Man Alive 2018.