So Alex Pettyfer is the latest name to be linked to the coveted role of Christian Grey in the upcoming adaptation of smash novel '50 Shades Of Grey'.

"WHOOOOO???" we may hear you cry. Well, dear readers, let us introduce you.

First off, there is the small matter of THIS:

alex pettyfer

And also this:

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  • Beastly

    MONTREAL - MARCH 5: Alex Pettyfer as Kyle Kingson in CBS Films' 'Beastly.' (Photo by Takashi Seida/CBS via Getty Images)

  • 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented By Ketel One And Wells Fargo - Backstage

    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Actor Alex Pettyfer attends the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by Ketel One and Wells Fargo at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)

  • Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Magic Mike" - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Actor Alex Pettyfer arrives at the closing night gala premiere of 'Magic Mike' at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festiva held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival - Closing Night Gala Premiere "Magic Mike" - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Actor Alex Pettyfer arrives at the closing night gala premiere of 'Magic Mike' at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festiva held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

  • 14th Annual Young Hollywood Awards - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: Actor Alex Pettyfer arrives at the 14th Annual Young Hollywood Awards at Hollywood Athletic Club on June 14, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

  • 14th Annual Young Hollywood Awards Presented By Bing - Show

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: Actor Alex Pettyfer accepts Superstar of Tomorrow Award during the 14th Annual Young Hollywood Awards presented by Bing at Hollywood Athletic Club on June 14, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images For Hollywood Life)

  • Grand Opening Of Robert Earl's Planet Dailies/Mixology 101

    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Actor Alex Pettyfer attends the grand opening party for Robert Earl's Planet Dailies/Mixology 101 on April 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

  • Planet Dailies And Mixology 101 Grand Opening

    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Actor Alex Pettyfer arrives at the Planet Dailies And Mixology 101 Grand Opening held at Planet Dailies & Mixology 101 on April 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Mixology 101)

  • Karma Foundation's 6th Annual Kandyland Event At The Playboy Mansion

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 25: Actor Alex Pettyfer attends the Karma Foundation's 6th Annual Kandyland Event at The Playboy Mansion on June 25, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)

  • Esquire June Issue - Launch Party

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Actor Alex Pettyfer attends the launch of Esquire Magazine's June issue hosted by the magazine's new editor Alex Bilmes and singer Lily Allen on May 5, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • "I Am Number Four" Madrid Photocall

    Actor Alex Pettyfer attends a photocall for 'Soy El Numero Cuatro' (I Am Number Four) at the Santo Mauro Hotel on March 16, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

  • 'I Am Number Four' Madrid Photocall

    MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 16: Actor Alex Pettyfer attends 'I Am Number Four' (Soy el Numero Cuatro) photocall at Santo Mauro Hotel on March 16, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

  • Candie's Presents The Premiere Of "Beastly" Starring Vanessa Hudgens And Alex Pettyfer

    Actor Alex Pettyfer arrives at Candie's Presents the Premiere of 'Beastly' starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer on February 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)

  • "Beastly" Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet

    Alex Pettyfer attends the 'Beastly' Los Angeles Premiere held at The Grove on February 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

  • This film image released by Warner Bros. shows Alex Pettyfer in a scene from "Magic Mike." (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Glen Wilson)

  • "I Am Number Four" Cast Meet And Greet At Hot Topic - Hollywood, CA

    Actor Alex Pettyfer attends the 'I Am Number Four' cast meet and greet at Hot Topic on February 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

  • "I Am Number Four" World Premiere

    WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 9: Alex Pettyfer arrives at the World Premiere of 'I Am Number Four' at the Village Theater on February 9, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

  • "I Am Number Four" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

    WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Alex Pettyfer arrives at the 'I Am Number Four' Los Angeles premiere at Mann's Village Theatre on February 9, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

  • Alex Pettyfer Visits Planet Hollywood - February 7, 2011

    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Actor Alex Pettyfer visits Planet Hollywood on February 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

  • The Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Filmmakers: D.J. Caruso & Alex Pettyfer

    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Alex Pettyfer visit the Apple Store Soho on February 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)

  • Stars Of DreamWorks Pictures' "I Am Number Four" Sign Autographs For Fans At Hot Topic

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 29: Alex Pettyfer star of the suspense thriller I AM NUMBER FOUR, makes an appearance at Hot Topic in San Francisco to sign autographs for fans on January 29, 2011 in San Francisco, California. DreamWorks Pictures? I AM NUMBER FOUR opens nationwide in theatres on Friday, February 18th. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)

  • Actor Alex Pettyfer Visits Young Hollywood Studios

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor Alex Pettyfer visits YoungHollywood.com at Young Hollywood Studio on January 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/FilmMagic)

  • 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    Actor Alex Pettyfer arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Alex Pettyfer Portrait Session

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Alex Pettyfer poses for a photo during a portrait session at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on November 20, 2010. (Photo by Munawar Hosain/Fotos International/Getty Images) Reproduction by American tabloids is absolutely forbidden.

  • ShoWest 2010 Final Night Talent Awards

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 18: Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer attend the ShoWest 2010 Final Night Talent Awards held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 18, 2010. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

  • CBS Films Introduces Their Upcoming Films at ShoWest 2010

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 18: Alex Pettyfer attends CBS Films ShoWest 2010 Luncheon as they introduce upcoming films at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 18, 2010. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

  • ShoWest 2010 - Day 4

    LAS VEGAS - MARCH 18: Actor Alex Pettyfer arrives at the CBS Films presentation to promote his upcoming movie 'Beastly' at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, March 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • ShoWest 2010 Awards Ceremony - Arrivals

    LAS VEGAS - MARCH 18: Actor Alex Pettyfer, recipient of the Male Star of Tomorrow Award, arrives at the ShoWest awards ceremony at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, March 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Beastly

    MONTREAL - MARCH 5: Alex Pettyfer as Kyle Kingson in CBS Films' 'Beastly.' (Photo by Takashi Seida/CBS via Getty Images)

  • "Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008" Exhibit Grand Open

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Alex Pettyfer attends the 'Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008' Exhibit grand opening party at the Los County Museum of Art on October 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • Righteous Kill Premiere - London

    Alex Pettyfer Attends The Uk Premiere Of 'Righteous Kill' At The Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • Righteous Kill - UK Premiere - Outside Arrivals

    LONDON - SEPTEMBER 14: Alex Pettyfer attends the Righteous Kill premiere at Empire Leicester Square on September 14, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

  • National Movie Awards 2008 - London

    Alex Pettyfer Arrives At The National Movie Awards 2008, At The Royal Festival Hall On The South Bank In Central London. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • 11th British Academy Children's Film & Television Awards - Arrivals

    LONDON - NOVEMBER 26: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Actor Alex Pettyfer arrives at the 11th British Academy Children's Film & Television Awards at the Park Lane Hilton hotel on November 26, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)

  • The Weinstein Company's Premiere of "Alex Ryder: Operation Stormbreaker" - Inside Arrivals

    Alex Pettyfer during The Weinstein Company's Premiere of 'Alex Ryder: Operation Stormbreaker' - Inside Arrivals at The Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)

  • The Weinstein Company's Premiere of "Alex Ryder: Operation Stormbreaker" - Inside Arrivals

    Alex Pettyfer during The Weinstein Company's Premiere of 'Alex Ryder: Operation Stormbreaker' - Inside Arrivals at The Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)

  • "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" Press Conference with Cast and Crew

    Alex Pettyfer during 'Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker' Press Conference with Alicia Silverstone, Alex Pettyfer, Missi Pyle, Geoffrey Sax and Anthony Horowitz at Four Season in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)

  • 31st Annual Toronto International Film Festival - "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" Portraits

    Alex Pettyfer (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

  • TIFF Portrait Session for "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker"

    TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Alex Pettyfer of the film ?Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker? poses for portraits in the Chanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2006 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

  • Stormbreaker Uk Film Premiere

    Alex Pettyfer Attends The 'Stormbreaker' Uk Film Premiere At The Vue Cinema In London'S West End. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)

Oh, and let's not forget about this either:

alex pettyfer topless 50 shades of grey

*fans self*

Ok, so we realise it's not all about how the 23-year-old from Hertfordshire looks sans clothes (although that will be a handy skill given what he'll be getting up to as Mr Grey).

Alex has already starred in a string of hit films, breaking into the business aged 15, when he was cast as teenage MI6 spy Alex Rider in the film 'Stormbreaker'.

Since then he's gone on to star in 'Wild Child' opposite Emma Roberts, and 'Beastly' with Vanessa Hudgens, and most recently got his kit off alongside Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey in 'Magic Mike'.

And it seems we're not the only ones slightly obsessed with him. In 2009, Alex was voted number 35 on Company's list of the top 50 most eligible bachelors, as well as ranking 21st on Glamour magazine's sexiest men on the planet.

But sadly he is off the market it seems, as he's rumoured to be engaged to Elvis Presley's granddaughter, Riley Keough, who he met on the set of 'Magic Mike'.

All we can say is, she is one LUCKY girl.

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