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Stephen Graham kisses wife Hannah Walters at 66th BFI Film Festival


Stephen Graham looked smitten as he was joined by his wife Hannah Walters on the red carpet of his latest film, a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical on Wednesday. 

The actor, 49, leaned in for a kiss from his stunning wife of 14 years while posing for photographers at the Mayfair Hotel during this year’s 66th BFI Film Festival.

The BAFTA winner who takes on the prominent role as Matilda’s father Mr. Wormwood, looked completely at ease alongside his leading lady.

PDA: Stephen Graham kissed his wife Hannah Walters on the red carpet of his latest film, a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical at the Mayfair Hotel on Wednesday

PDA: Stephen Graham kissed his wife Hannah Walters on the red carpet of his latest film, a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at the Mayfair Hotel on Wednesday

The Liverpudlian looked dapper in a navy suit which he teamed with a black shirt and a pair of brogues. 

Meanwhile Hannah, complemented her screen star husband donning a navy ensemble and layered the look with a satin duster coat. 

Her blonde locks were styled into voluminous waves, while her features were highlighted with a glam palette of make-up.

Hannah looked every inch the proud wife as she beamed proudly during her husband’s big night.

Beauty: Her blonde locks were styled into voluminous waves, while her features were highlighted with a glam palette of make-up

Beauty: Her blonde locks were styled into voluminous waves, while her features were highlighted with a glam palette of make-up

Suave: The Liverpudlian looked dapper in a navy suit which he teamed with a black shirt and a pair of brogues

Suave: The Liverpudlian looked dapper in a navy suit which he teamed with a black shirt and a pair of brogues

Supportive: Hannah looked every inch the proud wife as she beamed proudly during her husband's big night

Supportive: Hannah looked every inch the proud wife as she beamed proudly during her husband’s big night

Giggles: The power couple enjoyed a giggle as they posed for photos on the red carpet

 Giggles: The power couple enjoyed a giggle as they posed for photos on the red carpet

The director of the London Film Festival has said she opted to open and close with “joyous bits of cinema” that will leave the audience feeling “uplifted” in response to troubling recent world events.

The 66th festival, run by the British Film Institute (BFI), takes place in London between October 5 and 16 and extends to cultural venues in another 10 cities across the UK, including 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

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

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

Festival director Tricia Tuttle told the PA news agency: ‘What they share in common is they’re both very joyous bits of cinema and that felt really great this year, to have celebratory opening and closing moments.

‘Matilda for us was really important. It’s a great British story, but it’s also a really joyous story about underdogs getting their own back and it’s a great female-centred story as well, that felt very special.

‘Biggest of all for us, we haven’t actually opened or closed the festival in more than a decade with a family film. We do screen family films at the festival but it was so great to be able to say in a very bold and high-profile way that the festival is for everyone.

‘We’re closing the festival with Knives Out, which is great, it’s a real crowd-pleaser, it’s going to be a really fun way to end the festival.’

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

She told PA: ‘There are some incredible films across the whole programme which are darker, more complex in terms of themes and stories, and take you to much darker places … they’re responding to the world that we live in, which is a pretty troubling place, and you see that in the cinema this year.

‘We don’t want to deny that that’s out there, we’re really excited about the works that they’ve made. But we did also love the idea of going out in an equally brilliant piece of film-making like Glass Onion, but it’s going to leave people feeling very uplifted.’ 

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is released by Sony Pictures on 25th November. 

Coming soon: Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is released by Sony Pictures on 25th November

Coming soon: Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is released by Sony Pictures on 25th November

Over the moon: Weir's drama teacher previously tweeted his delight after she was cast in the new film

Over the moon: Weir’s drama teacher previously tweeted his delight after she was cast in the new film 

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