Who Is Idris Elba Married To?

It’s time to congratulate actor Idris Elba. The British star and part-time DJ just got married. In addition, the actor has a lot going on in his professional life. Here’s what you need to know about his new bride, his personal life, and what projects he has on the horizon.

Who is Idris Elba’s wife?

Elba married model Sabrina Dhowre on April 26, 2019. The couple has been together since 2017, according to BBC News, and they got engaged on Feb 10, 2018, at a screening of Elba’s directorial debut, Yardie, in London.

Dhowre is of Somali descent, but grew up in Canada. She was crowned Miss Vancouver in a 2014 pageant. Other than that, not much is known about Dhowre: She has a verified Instagram account, on which she documented her Bachelorette weekend at the Amangiri resort in Utah in March.

Has he been married before?

While it would appear that this is Dhowre’s first marriage (though her Instagram only goes back through September 2017, so who’s to say), her now-husband has done this a couple of times before. Elba’s was married to Hanne “Kim” Nørgaard from 1999-2003, with whom he had his first child, a daughter named Isan.

Elba was married once more, for just four months in 2006, to Sonya Nicole Hamlin. Later, he dated Naiyana Garth, with whom he had a son, Winston, in 2014.

He’s starring in this upcoming action flick

Aside from his engagement and his wedding, Elba has been having a busy couple of years. He was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in late 2018 and has obviously started 2019 off with a wonderful occasion.

Now, he has more to look forward to: His upcoming The Fast & the Furious spinoff, Hobbs & Shaw, is due out in August. And in a very different kind of role, Elba is portraying Macavity in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Cats, set to be released in Dec. 2019.

Elba did not appear in the latest Marvel film

Hobbs & Shaw will Elba’s first movie of 2019, but there’s one film that fans were a little sad to see him miss out on. Elba is, as you’re probably aware, a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — or, that is, he was (spoilers ahead).

Elba portrayed Heimdall, the all-seeing and all-knowing protector of the Bifrost in all three of the Thor films. The final one of these, Thor: Ragnarok, led right into the MCU epic team-up Avengers: Infinity War. Heimdall does appear in the very beginning of that film but, sadly, does not survive, as he is killed by Thanos’ team. Some may have hoped that he would return in Endgame, but no one who was killed prior to the snap made an appearance, likely meaning that his death could not be undone.

This is the role everyone wants him to play

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Of course, there’s one big role that has had Elba’s name on it for ages. For years, fans have been gunning Elba to be James Bond in whatever the next film in the franchise is. However, the actor isn’t interested.

In March, he said, “Bond is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and for that reason, whoever ends up playing it, lives it. You’re THAT character, and known as that character for many, many years. I’m creating characters now that can still live alongside Idris. Not ones that take over me and solely define me.” It seems as though Elba might have a character in mind — after all, he’s gearing up to play an unspecified role in another major series: James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel.

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