Idris Elba proposed to his girlfriend at a screening of his own film

The actor got down on one knee at a cinema previewing his new film Yardie in Dalston

Idris Elba took to the stage of The Rio Cinema in Dalston this morning and proposed to his girlfriend before a preview of his new film Yardie.

A tweet from the cinema’s official Twitter account read: “Another @riocinema first! Still 5 days to Valentine’s Day but @idriselba went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of #Yardie.”

A spokesperson confirmed Elba, 45, and Sabrina Dhowre, were engaged and added: “She said yes and there was much clapping and cheering.”

Watch a video of the moment the Luther actor got down on one knee shot by an audience member below.

Other audience members took to Twitter to congratulate the couple, with one saying: “At cast & crew screening of YARDIES & Idris Elba just proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina!! Big Congrats !!”

The Molly’s Game actor, who has been married twice before and has two children, met former Miss Vancouver Dhowre, 29, last year while filming The Mountain Between Us in Canada.

Yardie, an adaption of Victor Headley’s 1992 novel of the same name, is Elba’s directional debut. It follows the story of a young Jamaican who witnesses his brother’s assassination.

Last year, Elba confirmed he would be returning for a fifth series of BBC crime drama Luther.