He may have scared the you-know-what out of TV audiences as Stringer Bell on ‘The Wire,’ but nobody can deny the intense sex appeal of British hunk Idris Elba.

At 38, Elba’s career has never been better. He’s appeared in everything from big-screen movies like ‘Thor’ to hit TV shows like ‘The Office.’ He also just picked up two — count ‘em — two Emmy nominations, one for his work on ‘The Big C’ and one for the BBC miniseries ‘Luther.’ (With looks this good, who wouldn’t want to nominate him twice?)

In fact, he’s so hot, he even got it on with Beyonce in ‘Obsessed.’ Not a bad life, we say.

Check out photos of Idris Elba below.