Next, he's set to secure his new-found star status by appearing opposite Bradley Cooper in Adam Jones in a film about chefs in London, and takes on his second lead role as Dr Allan Pascal in thriller The 9th Life Of Louis Drax.
It's little surprise that he had no competition for winning GQ's Vertu Breakthrough Artist. He told us, "Eddie Redmayne won this award last year - six years ago we were whoring our way around LA together. We had no scripts, no women in our lives and very little dignity, but we must have done something right. At least in the eyes of GQ."