19 Times Idris Elba Made Us SWOON

19 Times Idris Elba Made Us SWOON
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We mean, like, consider-ditching-our-lives-and-running-away-with-him swoon...

Idris Elba is a total dreamboat - and a dreamboat that is BIG news at the moment, meaning there has never been more opportunities to look at his beautiful face.

The Hackney-born actor first came onto our radar as Stringer Bell in The Wire in 2002, and we’ve since seen him as loveable rogue detective Luther (returning to screens for a 2-part special in December), who has single-handedly stopped us staying in the house alone, and many more impressively cool and eclectic films, from Thor and American Gangster to Oscar-nominated, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Star Wars fans should be happy, too, after his appearance as creepy new villain Krall in The Force Awakens. We’ve never found the phrase ‘This is where it begins, Captain’ quite so attractive.

Idris's 2016 is proving pretty massive, with a whopping seven films coming out over the course of the year, THOSE Bond rumours (will he, won’t he?!), and loads of awards nominations as well.

One of the films is Thor: Ragnorak, alongside Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth, where he has to get pumped up and fight. Cue: His Instagram full of BUFF post-sauna and mid-training shots. #Like.

Did we mention he's also a DJ? (A pastime he manages to make look SO attractive, naturally).

And that’s not the only thing he manages to make cool. Polo shirts, baker boy hats - the man is magic when it comes to changing our opinions on style.

Here are 19 times we’ve totally swoooooned over Idris…

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