Idris Elba got engaged to his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre during a screening for his new movie "Yardie" on Friday.
“Luther” star Idris Elba proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre on Friday at a screening of his upcoming directorial debut, “Yardie.”
“Another Rio Cinema first!“ tweeted the venue, a more than 100-year-old London movie theater, on Friday. “Still 5 days to Valentines Day but @idriselba went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of his film #Yardie.”
The moment was captured on cellphone video shot by David Marsden, a partner at London’s Sainou Talent Agency, who posted it on Instagram with the message, “When you turn up to the #Yardie screening with @sainoutalent clients . . . and the director @idriselba steals the show with a #marriageproposal.”
The video shows Dhowre and Elba on the theater stage. She steps toward him and then leans forward, as Elba, on one knee, holds out a ring. They stand and kiss as the theater erupts in sustained cheers. Afterward, he takes a small bow toward the audience and the couple kiss again.