Idris Elba

Idris Elba, star of 'The Wire,' is People's sexiest man alive

Idris Elba, star of 'The Wire,' is People's sexiest man alive

The actor known for his role as Russell “Stringer” Bell on “The Wire” is People magazine’s latest sexiest man alive.

Idris Elba, 46, received the title this week, marking the 33rd time People magazine has awarded the distinction.

Elba played Bell, a Baltimore drug lord, on the first three seasons of David Simon’s HBO drama. The role helped propel him to stardom.

The British actor has also played characters including Heimdall in Marvel’s “Thor” films, John Luther in the British crime series...

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