Idris Elba has been named 2018’s sexiest man alive for according to People magazine.

 

According to People Magazine’s Editor in Chief Jess Cagle, for a man to be sexy in 2018, he needs to be both respectful to women and needs to have a particular level of kindness and generosity about their spirit.

 

In a recent interview, the 46-year-old British actor sat down with People magazine and answered many questions ranging from what song is stuck in his head to, who his celebrity crush is, to who was the last person who saw him naked.

 

During the interview, Idris Elba told People magazine the happiest moment of his life when he witnessed the birth of his children.  “Being witness to the birth of my children is the biggest and best thing ever,” says Elba, who has a 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and a 4-year-old son, Winston from previous relationships.  He added, “I’m super doting, big hugs, kisses, lots of love-yous. I’m sure my daughter’s like, ‘All right Dad, chill out.’ My son is still at that age where he loves a cuddle.”

 

Idris Elba named the sexiest man alive

When it comes to film and TV roles Idris Elba has played many roles. Many people were first introduced to El a when he played Russell "Stringer" Bell on HBO’s hit series "The Wire." The award-winning actor is also known for his roles in “Luther” 

Idris Elba also starred in the 2014 film "No Good Deed" with Taraji P. Henson and is also known for his role as an African military commandant in the Netflix Drama "Beast of No Nation."   

In 2016, Elba appeared in several films including “Star Trek: Beyond,” “Bastille Day,” and “The Dake” and worked as a voice actor in such animated films as "The Jungle Book," "Zootopia," and "Finding Dory."

In 2017, Idris Elba played Heimdall in Marvel’s "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Avengers: Infinity War" in 2018.

Idris Elba in Scotland filming "Hobbs and Shaw"

This year Elba has been busy planning his wedding with his fiancee Sabrina and shooting the “Fast & Furious” spin-off show “Hobbs & Shaw" with Dwayne Johnson.

Here's a look back at Idris Elba from the early 2000s until now.