Idris Elba is the man!

The actor has single-handedly stolen the hearts of women worldwide, his BBC America crime thriller “Luther” is a smash hit, and he’s the newest face of vitaminwater.

Did we mention he gets more work than we can even keep up with and he’s starring on ESSENCE’s current November cover? Now that’s what we call winning.

We can never get enough Idris, so we’re paying tribute to our sexy cover star with a look back at some of his finest career moments.

Idris Elba is on the cover of the new November issue of ESSENCE magazine. (On stands now!)

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