Watch Idris Elba propose to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre at film festival

PHOTO: Sabrina Dhowre (L) and Idris Elba attend "The Mountain Between Us" premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall, Sept. 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.PlayKevin Winter/Getty Images
WATCH Watch Idris Elba propose to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre

Idris Elba just gave his girlfriend an early Valentine's Day present -- an engagement ring.

The "Luther" star proposed to model Sabrina Dhowre on Saturday at Rio Cinema in London where he was screening his directorial debut, "Yardie."

In one fan video, Elba, 45, is seen down on his knee before popping up to hug his now fiancee. The two then hug as the audience applauds loudly.

ABC News reached out to a rep for Elba, but didn't immediately hear back.

The news of his engagement comes months after the actor was quoted as saying he'd never get married again.

"Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don't think so. Yeah, I don't think so," he told Essence magazine last July. "Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I've done it. It's not for everybody. It's not my life's calling."

Elba and and Dhowre made their first public appearance together last year at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Molly's Game."

PHOTO: Idris Elba attends the Yardie After Party at Sundance Film Festival 2018 at The Grey Goose Blue Door, Jan. 20, 2018 in Park City, Utah.Michael Kovac/Getty Images
Idris Elba attends the "Yardie" After Party at Sundance Film Festival 2018 at The Grey Goose Blue Door, Jan. 20, 2018 in Park City, Utah.

The SAG Award winner told People magazine that he fell in love with Dhowre while filming "The Mountain Between Us" in which he stars opposite Kate Winslet.

"Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special," Elba said last year.

This will be the third marriage for Elba, who was previously wed to makeup artist Hanne Norgaard and lawyer Sonya Hamlin. Elba and Norgaard are parents to a 15-year-old daughter named Isan. He's also a father to Winston, born in 2014, with makeup artist Naiyana Garth.

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