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Reese Witherspoon attends London premiere of A Wrinkle In Time

Reese Witherspoon brought Hollywood glamour to London as the English capital welcomed the premiere of new film A Wrinkle In Time on Tuesday evening.

The American actress commanded attention in a powder blue minidress as she made her way onto the red carpet ahead of its first official UK screening.

With tasteful studded embellishments and stylishly peaked shoulders, the dress ensured Reece, 41, claimed the spotlight while posing for photos alongside her co-stars.

Looking good: Reese Witherspoon brought Hollywood glamour to London as the English capital welcomed the premiere of new film A Wrinkle In Time on Tuesday evening

Strappy silver heels completed the look, while a distinct lack of accessories underscored the effortlessly simple nature of her overall ensemble. 

The celebrated actress had good company on the night in the form of lookalike daughter Ava  – the oldest of her two children with former husband Ryan Phillippe. 

Posing alongside her mother, the 18-year old looked equally stylish in a cinched black evening dress with distinctive red detailing. 

Side by side: The celebrated actress had good company on the night in the form of lookalike daughter Ava - the oldest of her two children with former husband Ryan Phillippe 

Side by side: The celebrated actress had good company on the night in the form of lookalike daughter Ava – the oldest of her two children with former husband Ryan Phillippe 

Striking: With her bobbed blonde hair mirroring her mother's own side-parted style, Ava proved to be an engaging sight

Striking: With her bobbed blonde hair mirroring her mother’s own side-parted style, Ava proved to be an engaging sight

Hard to miss: Ava sported a cinched black evening dress with distinctive red detailing for her appearance at the event on Tuesday evening 

Hard to miss: Ava sported a cinched black evening dress with distinctive red detailing for her appearance at the event on Tuesday evening 

With her bobbed blonde hair mirroring her mother’s own side-parted style, Ava proved to be an engaging sight as she helped celebrate the launch of the new film. 

The pair were joined by Oprah Winfrey, Reese’s co-star and constant companion during the furious promotional campaign that preceded Tuesday evening’s premiere. 

Evidently in high spirits, the talk show queen, 64, greeted the actress with a warm hug as they reunited on the specially rolled blue carpet. 

Tasteful: Reece's dress included studded embellishments and stylishly peaked shoulders

Tasteful: Reece’s dress included studded embellishments and stylishly peaked shoulders

Pleased to meet you: The actress got a hug from co-tar Oprah Winfrey as they greeted each other on the red carpet 

Pleased to meet you: The actress got a hug from co-tar Oprah Winfrey as they greeted each other on the red carpet 

Oprah caught the eye as she walked the blue carpet in a striking plaid a-symmetrical maxi skirt. 

She teamed her stylish check skirt with a fitted black blouse which featured a silver embellished neckline. 

The iconic TV host accessorised her striking look with a daring black leather kimono-inspired belt and sported an eye-catching ring. 

She wore her raven-coloured locks into a sleek ponytail while her specs framed her facial features with aplomb.

She's a natural: Ava looked completely at home at the glamorous premiere on Tuesday evening

She’s a natural: Ava looked completely at home at the glamorous premiere on Tuesday evening

Upbeat: Oprah had a warm smile for onlookers as she posed outside the BFI iMax 

Upbeat: Oprah had a warm smile for onlookers as she posed outside the BFI iMax

Upbeat: Oprah had a warm smile for onlookers as she posed outside the BFI iMax 

My girl: Reese was clearly delighted to be joined by daughter Ava on Tuesday evening 

My girl: Reese was clearly delighted to be joined by daughter Ava on Tuesday evening 

Elsewhere Nathalie Emmanuel made a bold statement of her own at the European premiere.

The 29-year-old actress sported the t-shirt with the words: ‘Strong women intimidate boys and excite men’ as she attended the launch at London’s BFI Southbank. 

Nathalie teamed her statement top with simple black velvet trousers and a wine-coloured coat, as she appeared to reference the Me Too movement with her dynamic look. 

Other stars to attend the event on Tuesday evening included Loose Women presenter Nadia Sawalha, who was joined by husband Maddy Adderley and their two children, actress and presenter Denise Welch, and X Factor star Fluer East. 

There you go: Oprah signed autographs for waiting fans at the event 

There you go: Oprah signed autographs for waiting fans at the event 

In attendance: Denise Welch and Fleur East were on the guest list at London's BFI iMax

In attendance: Denise Welch and Fleur East were on the guest list at London's BFI iMax

In attendance: Denise Welch (L) and Fleur East (R) were on the guest list at London’s BFI iMax

Quality time: Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha was joined by husband Mark Adderley and children Kiki Adderley and Maddy Adderley

Quality time: Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha was joined by husband Mark Adderley and children Kiki Adderley and Maddy Adderley

Say cheese: A Wrinkle In Time director Ava DuVernay...

...  and the film's young star Storm Reid posed for photos before making their way inside

Say cheese: A Wrinkle In Time director Ava DuVernay (L) and the film’s young star Storm Reid (R) posed for photos before making their way inside 

Stars of the show: (L-R) Ava DuVernay, Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon

Stars of the show: (L-R) Ava DuVernay, Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon

Directed by Ava DuVernay, A Wrinkle In Time transforms author Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 tale of science fiction, adolescent angst and imagination into a vision of black female empowerment.

The film also marks the first time a woman of color has directed a Hollywood action movie with a budget bigger than $100 million, and with such a multi-racial cast.

Oprah, Mindy Kaling and Reese play the three supernatural beings who help guide Meg Murry, a 13-year-old who loves physics, in a search for her missing father that involves saving the universe from impending evil.  

I've got you: A tactile Oprah embraced young co-star Storm outside the BFI iMax

I’ve got you: A tactile Oprah embraced young co-star Storm outside the BFI iMax

Close: Oprah and Storm were inseparable as they posed for photos ahead of the screening

Close: Oprah and Storm were inseparable as they posed for photos ahead of the screening

Close: Oprah and Storm were inseparable as they posed for photos ahead of the screening 

All eyes on me: Camera bulbs flashed as the talk show queen made her way inside 

All eyes on me: Camera bulbs flashed as the talk show queen made her way inside 

Over here! Meanwhile Oscar winner Reece commanded her own share of the spotlight 

Over here! Meanwhile Oscar winner Reece commanded her own share of the spotlight 

Incoming: The actress draped an elegant black coat across her shoulders while making her way into the venue 

Incoming: The actress draped an elegant black coat across her shoulders while making her way into the venue 

Sassy in silk: Storm cut an elegant figure on the blue carpet on Tuesday evening 

Sassy in silk: Storm cut an elegant figure on the blue carpet on Tuesday evening 

‘Look at what is at the center of this story. This beautiful young girl, who is a person of color, who goes on this incredible adventure to discover her father and then discovers the best of herself in the process,’ Oprah, who plays the supernatural Mrs Which, told Press Association. 

DuVernay cast bi-racial actress Storm Reid – who was also in attendance on Tuesday evening – as teenager Meg and populated the film with actors of multiple ethnicities.

‘Shouldn’t everyone have a seat at the table? That’s all we are saying here,’ the director said.  

Greetings: The X Factor star Fleur was an engaging sight on Tuesday evening

Greetings: The X Factor star Fleur was an engaging sight on Tuesday evening

Making a statement: Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel sported a distintive slogan T-shirt

Making a statement: Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel sported a distintive slogan T-shirt

Making a statement: Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel sported a distintive slogan T-shirt 

Good times: The actress took a break from filming the eighth season of th e hit HBO show to attend the event 

Good times: The actress took a break from filming the eighth season of th e hit HBO show to attend the event 

‘Mindy’s south-east Asian, Deric McCabe – a little Filipino-American boy. African-American, biracial, black, Caucasian, let everyone be there, Latino. It’s about time.’ 

Already screening in the United States, A Wrinkle in Time is released across the UK from March 23. 

Greetings: Reese offered onlookers a cheerful wave

Greetings: Reese offered onlookers a cheerful wave

There you go: The star spent time signing autographs and posing for selfies with fans

There you go: The star spent time signing autographs and posing for selfies with fans

Who's next? Reece was inundate with requests outside the BFI iMax 

Who’s next? Reece was inundate with requests outside the BFI iMax 

My turn: Co-star Mindy Kaling also posed for selfies with fans 

My turn: Co-star Mindy Kaling also posed for selfies with fans 

There's a Storm coming: The film's leading lady also signed autographs for fans 

There’s a Storm coming: The film’s leading lady also signed autographs for fans 

 

 



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