(CNN) - Actor Idris Elba has been named People’s 2018’s Sexiest man alive.
The 46-year-old actor first turned heads in the HBO series, The Wire.
He has also enjoyed success as the Norse God Heimdall in the Thor movies.
When told about the honor, Elba said it was a nice surprise and an ego boost for sure.
Elba is the 33rd man to win the title from People Magazine.
The first sexiest man alive was 29-year-old Mel Gibson who was crowned back 1985.
Last year’s honoree was country singer Blake Shelton.