Idris Elba runs to help a fan undergoing a seizure at his play premiere. The star remained at her side till she gained consciousness.
During the premiere of Elba’s play, Tree, a fan from the audience, Amanda Billington collapsed at Upper Campfield Market Hall in Manchester. The star left the preview of his play and rushed to help her.
The Mirror reports that the 46-year-old actor stayed with her until paramedics arrived and then escorted her to an ambulance. Amanda woke up to find Elba checking up on her.
Amanda Billington is an illustrator for Salford. She suffers regular seizures due to a mysterious un-diagnosed illness.
After a checkup at the hospital, the doctors released her.
Amanda said, “I would love to thank him personally, but doubt I will cross paths with him – he’s very famous.”
Idris is currently starring in the play Tree. The play is running at the Manchester International Festival. The show is co-created by Idris and Kwame Kwei-Armah. It held its first preview performance on Wednesday.
The Moroccan affair
Idris and Sabrina recently tied the knot in May 2019. The wedding ceremony took place at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Morocco. Total guests in attendance numbered 150.
British Vogue magazine covered the entire wedding ceremony. Sabrina wore two dresses by Vera Wang and Elba wore a suit by Ozwald Boateng during their wedding ceremony. Charlotte Tilbury did the bride’s makeup.
The bride posted on Instagram, writing, “The best day of my life, thank you to everyone who helped make it so special.”
The festivities went on for three days. There was a “colors of the Souk” themed dinner with the bride and groom’s friends and family one day before the wedding at the Amanjena. Vogue magazine also revealed that there was an “all-white party at the Mandarin Oriental” on 27 April.
Dating and engagement
Elba and Dhowre got engaged back in February 2018. During a private film screening of his movie, Yardie Elba got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend.
The Luther actor has a 16-year-old daughter Isan with Hanne Norgaard, his first wife. He also has a son with Naiyana Garth who is four-years-old and named Winston.
Idris and Sabrina met in Canada on the set of the film, The Mountain Between Us in 2017.
Idris told People magazine, “Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special.”
The special wedding present
Elba and Sabrina Dhowre attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May 2019. However, the Royal couple could not attend their wedding because of Markle’s due date. The royal couple sent the newlyweds a beautiful present.
The Mail reported that the couple chose a Connor Brothers art piece to send to Elba and his new wife. The painting is worth £6,955 ($9000) and has the quote, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Tree is running at the festival until 13 July 2019.