Idris Elba and Girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre Are Engaged - Watch Him Pop the Question!
As news of Elba's engagement spread on social media, women from all over the world expressed their disappointment.
Video posted online by audience member David Marsden-Sainou shows the actor down on one knee at the front of the packed auditorium.
Elba, who was also born and raised in east London, previously married Hanne Norgaard and Sonya Hamlin.
The engagement comes as a slight surprise for fans given that past year Idris swore he was never getting married again, especially after divorcing twice, as Bossip pointed out. I don't think so. Yeah, I don't think so. It's not for everybody. "It's not my life's calling".
"Am I ever gonna get remarried?"
Yardie, an adaption of Victor Headley's 1992 novel of the same name, is Elba's directional debut.