Emma Thompson wraps her jacket around actress Alisha Weir, 13. at Matilda The Musical screening

Dame Emma Thompson enjoys another red carpet appearance with rising star Alisha Weir, 13, as they attend a Gala screening of new film Matilda The Musical

Dame Emma Thompson was worlds away from her gruesome character Miss Trunchbull at a Gala screening of Matilda The musical in London on Monday.

The Oscar winner, 63, lovingly wrapped her jacket around lead actress Alisha Weir, 13, as they hit the red carpet at the Curzon cinema in Mayfair.

Emma cut a casual figure for the evening in an all white ensemble, that featured trousers and an oversized sweater. 

Sweet: Dame Emma Thompson, 63, loving wrapped her jacket around young actress Alisha Weir as they attend a Gala screening of Matilda The Musical in London on Tuesday

Sweet: Dame Emma Thompson, 63, loving wrapped her jacket around young actress Alisha Weir as they attend a Gala screening of Matilda The Musical in London on Tuesday 

The actress layered the look with her distressed denim jacket and slipped her feet into metallic trainers.  

Emma styled her short blonde locks into curls and completed the look with a pair of large gold earrings.

The beauty accentuated her age defying features with a radiant make-up palette complete with lashings of mascara and a classic pillar-box red lip. 

Beaming: The pair appeared in high spirits as they graced the evening's blue carpet

Beaming: The pair appeared in high spirits as they graced the evening’s blue carpet 

Golden girl: Emma styled her short blonde locks into curls and completed the look with a pair of large gold earrings

Golden girl: Emma styled her short blonde locks into curls and completed the look with a pair of large gold earrings

Keeping it casual: Emma cut a casual figure for the evening in an all white ensemble

All white: It  featured trousers and an oversized sweater

Keeping it casual: Emma cut a casual figure for the evening in an all white ensemble, that featured trousers and an oversized sweater

Meanwhile Alisha looked lovely in a red high low dress which boasted puff sleeves as well as pockets. 

She followed Emma’s example and donned a pair of silver high-top trainers for the swanky event. 

The youngster styled her long brunette tresses into open curls and beamed as she posed alongside her co-stars. 

Keeping warm: The actress layered the look with her distressed denim jacket and slipped her feet into metallic trainers

Keeping warm: The actress layered the look with her distressed denim jacket and slipped her feet into metallic trainers

Joker: Emma joked around at the event and made sure cameras got a glimpse of the carpet emblazoned with the show's title

Joker: Emma joked around at the event and made sure cameras got a glimpse of the carpet emblazoned with the show’s title 

Lovely: Meanwhile Alisha looked lovely in a red high low dress which boasted puff sleeves as well as pockets

Lovely: Meanwhile Alisha looked lovely in a red high low dress which boasted puff sleeves as well as pockets

Actress Andrea Riseborough, 41, who plays Mrs Wormwood in the flick, turned heads in a dramatic black gown. 

The stunning frock boasted ruched detailing and she wore it with a matching cape, before removing it to show off the dress in more detail. 

The British star opted for a dewey make-up look and sported a shockingly short buzz cut.

Casual: She followed Emma's example and donned a pair of silver high-top trainers for the swanky event

Casual: She followed Emma’s example and donned a pair of silver high-top trainers for the swanky event

Lucky lady: Born on September 26, 2009 and raised in the Knocklyon area of Dublin, Alisha has been plucked from relative obscurity to play the 'brilliant' Matilda Wormwood

Lucky lady: Born on September 26, 2009 and raised in the Knocklyon area of Dublin, Alisha has been plucked from relative obscurity to play the ‘brilliant’ Matilda Wormwood

Famous: The young actress was the belle of the ball and signed autographs for fans

Famous: The young actress was the belle of the ball and signed autographs for fans 

Sensational: Actress Andrea Riseborough, 41, who plays Mrs Wormwood in the flick, turned heads in a dramatic black gown

Sensational: Actress Andrea Riseborough, 41, who plays Mrs Wormwood in the flick, turned heads in a dramatic black gown

Born on September 26, 2009 and raised in the Knocklyon area of Dublin, Alisha has been plucked from relative obscurity to play the ‘brilliant’ Matilda Wormwood, a schoolgirl with a vivid imagination who dares to take a stand and turn her wildest dreams into a reality, a schoolgirl with a vivid imagination who dares to take a stand and turn her wildest dreams into a reality

It could almost be art imitating life for the young Irish actress, who won the coveted role when she was an 11-year old drama student with little professional experience to speak of. 

Before stepping into Matilda’s tiny shoes, the young actress and singer had previously appeared on Ireland’s The Late Late Toy Show, in which she performed a rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colours, and Once the musical at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.

Gorgeous gown: The British star opted for a dewey make-up look and sported a shockingly short buzz cut

Gorgeous gown: The British star opted for a dewey make-up look and sported a shockingly short buzz cut

Leading ladies: (L-R) Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Sindhu Vee and Andrea Riseborough

Leading ladies: (L-R) Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Sindhu Vee and Andrea Riseborough

Posing: The stars of the movie all beamed as they posed at the swanky screening

Posing: The stars of the movie all beamed as they posed at the swanky screening 

Cast and crew: (L-R) Producer Eric Fellner, Dennis Kelly, Andrea Riseborough, Sindhu Vee, Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Director, Matthew Warchus and Producer, Jon Finn

Cast and crew: (L-R) Producer Eric Fellner, Dennis Kelly, Andrea Riseborough, Sindhu Vee, Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Director, Matthew Warchus and Producer, Jon Finn

Headmistress: Dame Emma looks unrecognisable as the horrid headmistress Miss Trunchbull in the movie

Headmistress: Dame Emma looks unrecognisable as the horrid headmistress Miss Trunchbull in the movie 

A brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results. 

Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough play her parents, whose loud and selfish behaviour triggers the quiet observer in Matilda to think up cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge. 

Matilda Wormwood finds solace in her inspirational teacher Miss Honey, played by James Bond star Lashana Lynch, who encourages her pupil to conjure her own fantastical tales. 

Big screen debut:  Before stepping into Matilda's tiny shoes, the young actress and singer had previously appeared on Ireland's The Late Late Toy Show, in which she performed a rendition of Cyndi Lauper's True Colours, and Once the musical at Dublin's Olympia Theatre (Alisha pictured in the movie)

Big screen debut:  Before stepping into Matilda’s tiny shoes, the young actress and singer had previously appeared on Ireland’s The Late Late Toy Show, in which she performed a rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colours, and Once the musical at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre (Alisha pictured in the movie) 

Chic: Actress Sindhu Vee, who plays Mrs Phelps in the movie, looked chic in a plaid co-ord

Canary: She completed the look with a pair of bright yellow shows

Chic: Actress Sindhu Vee, who plays Mrs Phelps in the movie, looked chic in a plaid co-ord

Dapper Dan: The Crown actor Alex Jennings cut a dapper figure in a dark suit which he teamed with a bright scarf

Dapper Dan: The Crown actor Alex Jennings cut a dapper figure in a dark suit which he teamed with a bright scarf 

Proud moment: Director Matthew Warchus was joined at the event by his wife, American Singer Lauren Ward

Proud moment: Director Matthew Warchus was joined at the event by his wife, American Singer Lauren Ward 

Pride! He was also joined by his extended family who had come to watch his vision on the big screen

Pride! He was also joined by his extended family who had come to watch his vision on the big screen 

Stylish: Laura Bailey looked gorgeous in a black dress emblazoned with silver stars

Effortless: She wore a black blazer over her shoulders

Stylish: Laura Bailey looked gorgeous in a black dress emblazoned with silver stars 

Bookworm Matilda is excited to attend Crunchem Hall but is surprised to find out the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the wicked Miss Trunchbull.

As well as kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are story-loving librarian Mrs Phelps (Sindhu Vee) and Matilda’s newfound school friends.

Directed by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical), the film is produced by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, Jon Finn (Billy Elliot), and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company.

Screenwriter Dennis Kelly adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Wonderful: Alisha was joined by her family at the star-studded event

Wonderful: Alisha was joined by her family at the star-studded event 

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