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Dame Emma Thompson is reunited with screen nemesis  Alisha Weir

Dame Emma Thompson was reunited with her screen nemesis on Wednesday afternoon because the cast of Matilda: The Musical gathered for a photocall in London. 

The celebrated actress performs tyrannical headmistress Miss Agatha Trunchbull within the newest adaptation of Roald Dahl’s widespread youngsters’s novel, alongside Alisha Weir because the titular schoolgirl Matilda Wormwood. 

But their screen animosity was put to at least one aspect because the co-stars warmly embraced whereas posing for photographers on the Mayfair Hotel throughout this year’s 66th BFI Film Festival. 

Close: Dame Emma Thompson was reunited with screen nemesis Alisha Weir on Wednesday afternoon because the cast of Matilda: The Musical gathered for a photocall in London

The actress, 63,  caught the attention in a vibrant collared jacket and generously reduce white denims as she mingled with cast-mates forward of the movie’s official premiere on October 5. 

Evidently delighted to be reunited with youngster star Weir, she scooped the proficient 13-year previous off her ft throughout a energetic pink carpet look. 

Weir seemed appropriately glamorous in a blue sequinned dress teamed with casual white Nike trainers and ankle socks as she made her newest public look on behalf of the forthcoming movie.  

Smart: The actress caught the eye in a colourful collared jacket and generously cut white jeans as she mingled with cast-mates ahead of the film's official premiere on October 5.

Smart: The actress caught the attention in a vibrant collared jacket and generously reduce white denims as she mingled with cast-mates forward of the movie’s official premiere on October 5.

Pleased: Evidently delighted to be reunited with child star Weir, she scooped the talented 13-year old off her feet during a lively red carpet appearance

Pleased: Evidently delighted to be reunited with child star Weir, she scooped the talented 13-year old off her feet during a lively red carpet appearance

Pleased: Evidently delighted to be reunited with youngster star Weir, she scooped the proficient 13-year previous off her ft throughout a energetic pink carpet look

Inseparable: Thompson and Weird were rarely apart during their latest public appearance on behalf of the new film

Inseparable: Thompson and Weird had been not often aside throughout their newest public look on behalf of the brand new movie 

The director of the London Film Festival has stated she opted to open and shut with “joyous bits of cinema” that may go away the viewers feeling “uplifted” in response to troubling latest world occasions.

The 66th pageant, run by the British Film Institute (BFI), takes place in London between October 5 and 16 and extends to cultural venues in one other 10 cities throughout the UK, together with Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff and Belfast.

This year, LFF will open with Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical and closes with Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery with James Bond actor Daniel Craig.

Exciting: This year, London Film Festival will open with Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical and closes with Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery with James Bond actor Daniel Craig

Exciting: This year, London Film Festival will open with Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical and closes with Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery with James Bond actor Daniel Craig

Upbeat: Thompson was in a jubilant mood as she greeted those in attendance at Wednesday afternoon's photocall in London

Upbeat: Thompson was in a jubilant mood as she greeted those in attendance at Wednesday afternoon's photocall in London

Upbeat: Thompson was in a jubilant temper as she greeted these in attendance at Wednesday afternoon’s photocall in London 

In good company: Lashana Lynch was also in attendance as promotional commitments for the film got underway at the BFI Film Festival

In good company: Lashana Lynch was additionally in attendance as promotional commitments for the movie obtained underway on the BFI Film Festival 

Side by side: The actress, who plays Miss Jennifer Honey in the new film, posed alongside co-stars Thomson Wednesday afternoon

Say cheese: Lynch offered a beaming smile as she posed alongside lead actress Weir

Side by aspect: The actress, who performs Miss Jennifer Honey within the new movie, posed alongside co-stars Thomson and Weir on Wednesday afternoon

Three's company: (L-R) Dame Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir and Lashana Lynch at a photocall for Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical at the Mayfair Hotel in London

Three’s company: (L-R) Dame Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir and Lashana Lynch at a photocall for Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical on the Mayfair Hotel in London

Festival director Tricia Tuttle advised the PA information company: ‘What they share in widespread is they’re each very joyous bits of cinema and that felt actually nice this year, to have celebratory opening and shutting moments.

‘Matilda for us was actually essential. It’s an ideal British story, but it surely’s additionally a extremely joyous story about underdogs getting their very own again and it is an ideal female-centred story as nicely, that felt very particular.

‘Biggest of all for us, we have not really opened or closed the pageant in additional than a decade with a household movie. We do screen household movies on the pageant but it surely was so nice to have the ability to say in a really daring and high-profile approach that the pageant is for everybody.

Main man: Actor Stephen Graham was also on the red carpet as the photocall kicked off

Main man: Actor Stephen Graham was additionally on the pink carpet because the photocall kicked off 

Lovely: Actress Sindhu Vee caught the eye in an elegant floral co-ord on Wednesday afternoon

Prominent role: Vee plays Mrs. Phelps in the new film

Lovely: Actress Sindhu Vee, Mrs. Phelps within the new movie, caught the attention in a sublime floral co-ord on Wednesday afternoon 

Co-stars: (L-R) Sindhu Vee, Dame Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch and Stephen Graham

Co-stars: (L-R) Sindhu Vee, Dame Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch and Stephen Graham

New role: Graham plays Mr. Wormwood, Matilda's father, in the forthcoming Roald Dahl adaptation

New function: Graham performs Mr. Wormwood, Matilda’s father, within the forthcoming Roald Dahl adaptation 

‘We’re closing the pageant with Knives Out, which is nice, it is an actual crowd-pleaser, it will be a extremely enjoyable solution to finish the pageant.’

Tuttle stated that film-makers this year are “not making a lot of light stories”.

She advised PA: ‘There are some unbelievable movies throughout the entire programme that are darker, extra advanced when it comes to themes and tales, and take you to a lot darker locations … they’re responding to the world that we reside in, which is a fairly troubling place, and also you see that within the cinema this year.

‘We do not wish to deny that that is on the market, we’re actually excited in regards to the works that they’ve made. But we did additionally love the thought of going out in an equally sensible piece of film-making like Glass Onion, however it will go away folks feeling very uplifted.’ 

Here come the boys: (L-R) Screenwriter Dennis Kelly, director Matthew Warchus and composer Tim Minchin also attended the event at London's Mayfair hotel

Here come the boys: (L-R) Screenwriter Dennis Kelly, director Matthew Warchus and composer Tim Minchin additionally attended the occasion at London’s Mayfair lodge 

Key roles: Tim Minchin wrote the stage play based on Roald Dahl's original book used as source material by Dennis Kelly in the drafting of Matilda: The Musical

Getting involved: Writer Dennis Kelly used Minchin's musical as source material while drafting the film's screenplay

Key roles: Tim Minchin wrote the stage play used as supply materials by Dennis Kelly within the drafting of Matilda: The Musical 

Behind the camera: Director Matthew Warchus has brought Matilda to the big screen

Behind the digicam: Director Matthew Warchus has introduced Matilda to the large screen 

Group shot: (L-R) Laurie Hadleigh, Tim Minchin, Dennis Kelly, Matthew Warchus, Lashana Lynch, Sindhu Vee, Alisha Weir, Dame Emma Thompson, Stephen Graham, Festival Director for the BFI London Film Festival Tricia Tuttle and CEO of the BFI Ben Roberts

Group shot: (L-R) Laurie Hadleigh, Tim Minchin, Dennis Kelly, Matthew Warchus, Lashana Lynch, Sindhu Vee, Alisha Weir, Dame Emma Thompson, Stephen Graham, Festival Director for the BFI London Film Festival Tricia Tuttle and CEO of the BFI Ben Roberts

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