Aaron Taylor Johnson, 32, cuts a casual figure as he enjoys an evening out with his wife Sam, 55, to watch Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie
Aaron Taylor Johnson and his wife Sam enjoyed an evening out on Wednesday to watch Jodie Comer‘s play at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre.
The actor, 32, and his filmmaker wife, 55, put on trendy displays as they stepped out to watch the one-woman show Prima Facie, which is set to go to Broadway next year.
Aaron cut a casual figure in black jeans and a partially unbuttoned striped shirt, which gave a flash of his toned figure.
Date night: Aaron Taylor Johnson and his wife Sam enjoyed a night out at the theatre on Wednesday to watch Jodie Comer’s play at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre
He completed his stylish ensemble with a cream blazer and kept comfortable in a pair of white trainers as he hit the capital.
The Kick-Ass star accessorised his attire with an array of silver rings and a draping chain necklace, while he styled his brunette locks in natural waves.
His wife Sam, who he married in 2012, looked effortlessly chic in blue flared jeans and a striped shirt, seemingly coordinating her look with Aaron.
She completed her sensational outfit with a pair of chunky brown leather sandals and kept her essentials in a brown handbag slung across one shoulder.
Fun times: The actor, 32, and his filmmaker wife, 55, put on trendy displays as they stepped out to watch the one-woman show Prima Facie, which is set to go to Broadway next year
The A Million Little Pieces director styled her golden tresses in a straight fashion loosely cascading across her shoulders and framed her face with round glasses.
She accessorised her ensemble with a dainty pendant necklace, gold earrings and a watch, while she clutched a face mask in one hand.
Aaron and Sam, who have a 23 year-age gap, met on the set of the 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, which Sam directed, when she was 42 and he was 18.
The English pair announced their engagement later that year and married in 2012 with a ceremony in Somerset, England.
Relationship: Aaron and Sam met on the set of the 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, which Sam directed, when she was 42 and he was 18 (pictured in November 2021)
At the time of their first collaboration, Aaron went by the surname Johnson, while Sam went by Taylor-Wood, but both adopted the married name Taylor-Johnson.
The lovebirds returned to collaborating in 2018 with their adaptation of James Frey’s pseudo-memoir A Million Little Pieces.
The couple wrote the film together, making it Aaron’s first credited screenwriting gig.
He starred in the movie as Frey, who’s sent to a rehab center after suffering a serious fall while under the influence of drugs.
Romance: The English pair announced their engagement later that year and married in 2012 with a ceremony in Somerset, England
And they seemed to be as smitten as ever as they enjoyed a date night on Wednesday to watch Jodie’s play Prima Facie.
The production, which will head to Broadway next year, has had a host of celebrity guests flocking to watch it, including Anne Robinson, Jeremy Irons and Fiona Shaw.
The one-woman show sees Jodie star as idealistic young barrister Tessa, who specialises in defending rape suspects.
Her character, who is described as ‘thoroughbred’, vilifies the victims until she is sexually assaulted and forced to go up against the system she had taken advantage of during her career.
Prima Facie, directed by Justin Martin, was written by Australian-British lawyer turned playwright Suzie Miller and marked Jodie’s West End debut.
Show: Jodie Comer’s one-woman show Prima Facie sees her play idealistic young barrister Tessa, who specialises in defending rape suspects
The Daily Mail’s Patrick Marmion awarded Jodie’s ‘ferocious yet forensic performance’ a strong four stars out of five.
He wrote: ‘Comer blows us away in a ferocious yet forensic performance that’s related in a blizzard of quickly shifting perspectives.
‘She gets us onside as the high-flying barrister with her native Liverpool accent and anti-Establishment attitude – at one point tossing rubbish into the audience.
‘But her abrupt disintegration into fevered, ashen-faced confusion is seriously distressing.
‘Although her performance runs a stunning gamut from cocky joy to despair and humiliation, it’s the subject matter that dominates the evening.’
Acclaim: The Daily Mail’s Patrick Marmion awarded Jodie’s ‘ferocious yet forensic performance’ in Prima Facie, which will head to Broadway next year, four stars out of five
James confirmed he would like Prima Facie to have another limited season in London, where it has played in front of a packed crowd during an 11-date preview run.
He added that the play ‘feels like it can be a really powerful agent’ when discussing how sexual assault victims are treated by the police and the courts.
‘Every eight minutes a woman reports a rape in the UK,’ he said, before pointing to the fact that just a fraction of those cases end up in a court.
Once Jodie was cast as Tessa, a decision was made to give the character a working-class Liverpudlian voice.
Prima Facie – What is the verdict?
Arifa Akbar writes: ‘Jodie Comer’s West End stage debut is a baptism of fire by any standards. A one-woman play about a lawyer who specialises in defending men accused of sexual assault, until she is assaulted herself, it demands frenetic, non-stop physical and emotional engagement from its lead.’
Dominic Cavendish writes: ‘West End debuts don’t come much more astonishing than this solo tour de force by Jodie Comer.
‘Her performance, running a full-pelt 100 minutes, propels her into the front rank of stage stars.
‘It has to be said that the 29-year-old Liverpudlian has seemed incapable of putting a foot wrong when it comes to career moves.’
Baz Bamigboye writes: ‘What a truly stunning debut it is. Comer is phenomenal and commands the stage.
‘Comer, 29, gives a fearless, faultless performance as Tessa, a criminal barrister who specialise at defending rapists.’
Andrzej Lukowski writes: ‘Jodie Comer gives a tour de force performance in this slightly clunky sexual assault monologue.’