WATCH: Idris Elba proposes to girlfriend Laura Dowrich-Phillips Created : 10 February 2018 Entertainment Idris Elba is engaged. The heartthrob Brit proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre, 29, during a screening of his new film Yardie at the Rio Cinema in Dalston, London, on Friday night. Elba, who once told Essence magazine that he was unlikely to remarry, got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend of one year. If they do marry, this will the third marriage for the 45-year-old father of two. As news of Elba's engagement spread on social media, women from all over the world expressed their disappointment. Syar Ali begged for space in her time of difficulty. Like most women, Ashley Ferguson was hopeful about her chances with the Luther star. If you can bear the pain you can watch the engagement go down here courtesy Agent Marsden.