Dressed in an elegant midi-dress, the actress-turned-director looked radiant today as she stepped out on the red carpet at London’s Leicester Square Odeon cinema for the premiere of her new film Unbroken.
The beautiful Ralph & Russo gown also featured a stylish cape which cropped just before the waist, emphasising the star’s slender figure as my pictures show.
Keeping her accessories to a minimum, with just a pair of nude coloured heels and gold loop earrings, the 39-year-old drew all attention to a small red poppy pinned to her white gown, in memory of those who gave their lives in the war Unbroken depicts.
In further tribute, the mother-of-six was accompanied on the red carpet by two Chelsea Pensioners, who were dressed in full uniform.
Joining her were members of the British Armed Forces, who posed for pictures with the actress on the red carpet in Leicester Square.
Set during the Second World War, Unbroken tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who survived a plane crash and spent two years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.
British actor Jack O’Connell, 24, who plays the Louis Zamperini, attended the premiere in a grey suit, to which he added a red poppy brooch.
The upcoming star, who previously had roles in teen drama Skins and Shane Meadow’s This Is England, recently paid tribute to his famous director.
“Angelina, my esteemed boss, and good friend, her ladyship,” he proclaimed while taking an exaggerated bow and waving his arm in her direction at the Hollywood Film Awards.
“-Through- whose unconditional support and dedicated leadership I was capable of portraying our hero under her captaincy. So, Angelina, thank you.”
The Hollywood Dame recently told of her plans to retire from acting.
The star, who won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar for her part in Girl Interrupted, said she “absolutely” planned to move behind the camera permanently.
Speaking to Du Jour magazine, the Maleficent actress confessed she’d never felt comfortable on screen.
“I’ve never been comfortable as an actor. I’ve never loved being in front of the camera,” she said.
“I didn’t ever think I could direct, but I hope I’m able to have a career at it because I’m much happier.”
In June, the 39-year-old said that a planned appearance as Cleopatra in a biopic could be her final acting role.
“It’s one of those that you think maybe that’s the one you put everything into and that’s where you end it, that’s where you finish – in a great way,” she said on BBC Radio Five Live.