Stephen Graham looked smitten as he was joined by his wife Hannah Walters on the red carpet for his latest film, a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical on Wednesday.
The actor, 49, leaned in for a kiss from his gorgeous wife of 14 years while posing for photographers at the Mayfair Hotel during this year’s 66th BFI Film Festival.
The BAFTA winner who takes on the leading role as Matilda’s father, Mr Wormwood, looked completely at ease alongside his leading lady.
PDA: Stephen Graham kissed his wife Hannah Walters on the red carpet of his latest film, a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at the Mayfair Hotel on Wednesday
The Liverpudlian looked dapper in a navy suit which he paired with a black shirt and a pair of brogues.
Meanwhile, Hannah complemented her screen star hubby by donning a navy ensemble and layering the look with a satin coat.
Her blonde locks were styled in voluminous waves, while her features were highlighted with a glamorous palette of makeup.
Hannah watched every inch of the proud wife as she beamed proudly on her husband’s big night.
Beauty: Her blonde locks were styled in voluminous waves, while her features were highlighted with a glam makeup palette
Suave: The Liverpudlian looked dapper in a navy suit which he paired with a black shirt and a pair of brogues
Support: Hannah looked every inch the proud wife as she beamed proudly on her husband’s big night
Giggles: The power couple giggled as they posed for photos on the red carpet
The London Film Festival director said she chose to open and close with “joyful bits of cinema” that will leave audiences feeling “uplifted” in response to recent disturbing world events.
The 66th festival, organized by the British Film Institute (BFI), takes place in London from October 5-16 and extends to cultural venues in 10 other UK cities, including Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff and Belfast.
This year, LFF will kick off with Matilda The Musical by Roald Dahl and end with Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery with James Bond actor Daniel Craig.
Exciting: this year’s London Film Festival will open with Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical and close with Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery with James Bond actor Daniel Craig
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Festival director Tricia Tuttle told the PA news agency: “What they have in common is that they’re both very happy bits of cinema and it was really good this year, to have opening and closing festive moments.”
‘Matilda for us was really important. It’s a great British story, but it’s also a really joyful story about redeeming underdogs and it’s also a great female-centric story, which felt very special.
“The most important thing for us is that we haven’t opened or closed the festival for over a decade with a family film. We screen family films at the festival, but it was so great to be able to say in a very bold and high-profile way that the festival is for everyone.
“We are closing the festival with Knives Out, which is great, it’s a real pleasure for the public, it will be a really fun way to end the festival.”
Tuttle said the filmmakers this year “don’t do a lot of light storytelling.”
She told PA: “There are some incredible films throughout the program that are darker, more complex in terms of themes and stories, and take you to much darker places…they react to the world we live in. live, which is a pretty disturbing place, and we’re seeing it in theaters this year.
“We don’t want to deny that it exists, we’re really excited about the works they’ve done. But we also loved the idea of coming out in an equally brilliant movie like Glass Onion, but it’s going to leave people feeling very uplifted.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical was released by Sony Pictures on November 25.
Coming Soon: Matilda The Musical by Roald Dahl will be released by Sony Pictures on November 25
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