Gorgeous British actor Idris Elba may not have landed the cover of Essence magazine’s ‘Sexiest Brothers’ issue, but he’s certainly reminding us why he’s in the conversation in the first place.
Idris was photographed on the blue carpet at BFI IMAX in Southbank, London, for the premiere of his latest blockbuster film Pacific Rim.
Dressed in an electric blue suit, Idris told reporters present, “I think that’s probably one of the best parts of it – this is my hometown and this is a big Hollywood film and here I am in London, on the Southbank. I love it!”
Pacific Rim isn’t the only thing keeping the handsome actor busy this summer. Idris made a triumphant return to his character role as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in the popular BBC One series Luther.
The third season debuted in the U.K. on July 2 with five million viewers. Fans of the crime drama in the U.S. can catch the premiere on BBC America on Sept. 3.
Another project expected to hit theaters this fall is Idris’ take as the famed South African leader Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
In an interview with the U.K.’s Guardian, Idris explained why his version of Mandela will be a fan favorite:
“Hands down the best. Hands down the best. Not in terms of performance. But my film’s about his entire life. Anyone wanting to understand who Mandela was should go and watch my film. Morgan Freeman is outstanding. Terrence Howard is an outstanding actor. But my film is about his life.”
For now you can catch cutie Idris in “Pacific Rim” in theaters on July 12.