Idris Elba and fioncee Sabrina Dhowre [Photo Courtesy]

Idris Elba has proposed to his beauty queen girlfriend at an east London screening of his new film.

The Rio Cinema in Dalston, where Elba was previewing Yardie, posted a picture of the Luther actor on Saturday morning while confirming the news of his engagement to Sabrina Dhowre.

A tweet from the cinema’s official Twitter account read: “Another @riocinema first! 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.”

A spokesman added: “She said yes and there was much clapping and cheering.”

Other Twitter users confirmed they witnessed the happy event.

One posted: “At cast & crew screening of @YARDIES & @IdrisElba just proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina!! Too cute.

Another added: “At cast & crew screening of YARDIES & Idris Elba just proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina!! Big Congrats !!”

The couple have been dating since last year after they met while Elba was filming The Mountain Between Us in Canada.

Idris Elba and fioncee Sabrina Dhowre [Photo Courtesy]

Dhowre is a former Miss Vancouver and a model of Somali descent.Elba has been married twice before, to Hanne ‘Kim’ Norgaard between 1999 until 2003 and briefly to Sonya Nicole Hanklin in 2006.

He has a 15-year old daughter Isan with Norgaard and he has a three year old son Winston with his ex girlfriend Naiyana Garth.