Sunday night was a magical night for TV and film star Idris Elba, who strutted the stage to collect his Best Performance by an Actor award for his sleek TV series Luther. The BBC installment showcases Elba as a tormented detective who has to battle his demons while also solving complicated cases.

Elba, 39, already a household name before his major win has also garnered major recognition for his dazzling good looks and irrepressible charm. And of course that disarmingly charming accent! He was named one of People Magazine’s sexiest men of the year in 2011. But here are some other facts about this English gent worth noting:

He melts like butter when it comes to his only daughter. His daughter Isan, born in 2002, lives in Atlanta with his ex-wife but distance doesn’t stop the London based actor from spending quality time with his girl.

DJ Driis! Believe it or not when Elba was trying to break into showbiz, he earned a living as a deejay in his native London and became quite popular earning the moniker “Big Driis the Londoner”. He however discourages women from dating a DJ or actor because of the endless stream of ladies around them.

Chef Elba! It’s almost too much to bear that a guy this HOT also loves to cook and is actually good at it! Despite his challenging past relationships, Elba admits that he loves to cook for the woman his life and depends on his staple of rice, vegetables and spiced meats to win her heart. Yum!
Finally, Elba declares that he is at his most comfortable donning his “birthday suit” especially at home while soaking in the bathtub or enjoying a hot shower. That is music to our ears and a fantasy come true!

We are banking on seeing more of Elba! Preferably in all his glory! Soon!

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  • Girl

    Your ignorance is hilarious. There lies the difference btw Americans and Brits.

    I never said anything about Idris being “big” I said he’s MORE TALENTED than majority of black american actors so quit foaming at the mouth and switching my words around.

    Will Smith headlining movies doesnt be diddlysquat. He’s America’s safe negro and he’s a MEDIOCRE actor. jennifer Lopez has also headlined movies, so has Jessica Alba and other talentless twits. the hell is your point? You think headlining shtty Hollywood movies makes a person talented? ROFL. You must be having a laugh.

    You think you can compare BBC to the BS yall carrying around? Lmfao.

    have a good night, hon.

    • MadAboutWhat?

      No. You just proved my point. Idris Elba is more talented? Why? Because he came from Great Britain. If Idris Elba never did interviews, nobody in America would even know he was from England. The same with Christian Bale. Also why are you promoting that white Hollywood loves black Brits more, when he’s the only black Brit that actually gets jobs. People of African descent always loves to fight other black people on which group of black people white people actually like more. There are many great and talented African-American actors and actresses. Britain only has one. But I would of never said anything about that till you brought it up about black Americans. Idris Elba has had the leading roles in African-American movies that we hired him for, so I’ll you think about that. Also your love of so called better actors in Britain, an American Jew played England’s most famous detective character Sherlock Holmes. And an American actress played Margret Thatcher in the Iron Lady, but it cuts both ways. Last thing before I go from this stupid post, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are all subsets of England (White Anglo-Saxon). Good day into thinking they are different white people.

  • Girl

    Please go away. You are so delusional. who the hell is promoting white Hollywood? deluded clown. Going on some dumb rant that has nothing to do with anything. Nothing you said changes the point that headlining shtty hollywood movies doesnt mean you’re talented. Btw never knew jews couldnt be british. Lol @ Britain only having one talented black actor..typical ignorant American.
    Your entire post is a joke.

    • MadAboutWhat?

      You call me ignorant, yet you said African Americans actors were a joke. Idris Elba entire career is based on American shows and movies, with American Black actors. I’ll just leave it at this, Idris Elba said it himself he was thankful for the multiple opportunities he’s had in America with black Americans.