Idris Elba is one of the best actors in Hollywood. Over the past few years, he’s been taking part in huge and fantastic hits like The Wire, Thor, Luther, and many others. And this year, he was titled Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Not only that but he also recently opened a bar! And all in one month! Read on to find out all about Idris Elba’s big month!
Idris Elba: Finally, Sexiest Man Alive
This year, the British actor was finally given his long overdue title of Sexiest Man Alive. Every year around this time, People magazine selects a different Hollywood heartthrob. Previous title earners include Matthew McConaughey and Blake Shelton. When Elba heard the news, he said, “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really? Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise – an ego boost for sure.”
“Sexiest Man Alive” is just another in a long line of titles Idris Elba’s earned. Previously, Elba, 46, received the title of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 2016 for his amazing roles on screen.
Overall, 2018 has been an excellent year for Elba. He proposed to his now-fiance, 29-year-old model Sabrina Dhowre and he’s also been designing his own clothing line, opening a bar, and working on the fifth series of Luther.
A New Bar, Filled With Luxury Surprises
Earlier this month, Idris Elba opened his first bar, along with his business partners, twin brothers Lee and Nicky Caulfield. The bar, named Parrot, is located in the Palm County at the Waldorf Hilton in London. And from its location and name you may have guessed: it extremely posh in design and concept.
Designed to hold just 60 guests, the bar offers many luxury options – one of which is a chauffeur-driven car! The trio had partnered up with Aston Martin to transport guests to and from the bar. To complete the experience, there will be menus in the cars, so guests can pre-order whatever they want before arriving. The bar’s got a secret drink menu alongside surprise DJ sets from none other than Elba himself.
The Return Of John Luther
It’s been three years, but Luther is finally back. The British show had been running since 2010 and revolves around Detective John Luther (Elba), his personal life, and career. Every series has six episodes, always leaving the show’s legions of fans wanting more.
Recently, BBC uploaded a teaser trailer for the upcoming fifth series; it’s still unknown when it will air. In the trailer we find Luther just where he usually is… this time, tied up to a chair, knee-high in trouble with gangster George Cornelius (Patrick Malahide).
What a year it has been for Elba – we cannot wait for his upcoming projects, and obviously, his wedding photos!