Jamie Dornan looks dapper in navy suit and turtleneck at premiere of Oscar-buzzed film Belfast


Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe joined the cast and crew of their Oscar-buzzed film Belfast at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on November 8. 

The handsome 39-year-old actor and his stunning 42-year-old co-star were seen beaming as they walked the red carpet ahead of the screening. 

The film is set in the 1960s, and is based on the mind of writer-director Kenneth Branagh who chronicles his childhood in Northern Ireland during a period of intense political and religious conflict. 

Premiere: Belfast leads Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe attended the premiere of their highly talked about film at the at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on November 8

Premiere: Belfast leads Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe attended the premiere of their highly talked about film at the at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on November 8

Premiere: Belfast leads Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe attended the premiere of their highly talked about film at the at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on November 8

Gritty film: The film is set in the 1960s, and is based on the mind of writer-director Kenneth Branagh who chronicles his childhood in Northern Ireland during a period of intense political and religious conflict

Gritty film: The film is set in the 1960s, and is based on the mind of writer-director Kenneth Branagh who chronicles his childhood in Northern Ireland during a period of intense political and religious conflict 

 For the premiere, the 50 Shades Of Grey hunk was seen in a navy suit and a simple black turtleneck with brown oxford shoes. 

He showed off a tasteful amount of facial hair and looked brooding on the red carpet before flashing more smiles while in the company of his various co-stars. 

Caitriona of Outlander fame looked simple yet stunning in a black dress with bedazzled trimming on the collar and sleeves which also lined the ruffled accents on the dress. 

A matching embellished belt cinched her waist and she paired the frock with chunky platform boots and added an orangey-red lip for a pop of color. 

Handsome : For the premiere, the 50 Shades Of Grey hunk was seen in a navy suit and a simple black turtleneck

Edgy: The actress of Outlander fame looked simple yet stunning in a black dress with bedazzled trimming

Going solo: Both Dornan (left) and Balfe (right) attended the premiere without their respective spouses  

Best buds: As the two leads in the film who play characters Ma and Pa they were seen getting cozy for a few photos on the red carpet

Best buds: As the two leads in the film who play characters Ma and Pa they were seen getting cozy for a few photos on the red carpet 

Pop of color: And to balance out the very dark ensemble she colored her lips with a red orange rouge

Daring touch: The Irish born actress edged up the red carpet look with sky high platform boots

Daring touch: The Irish born actress edged up the red carpet look with sky high platform boots

Award season: The film first premiered in Northern Ireland on November 4 and was also screened at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2

Award season: The film first premiered in Northern Ireland on November 4 and was also screened at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2

 

She and Dornan were seen walking the red carpet solo without their respective spouses and posed for some photos together. 

In the film they star as the characters Ma and Pa, parents to a son named Buddy (played by Jude Hill) who is a sensational breakout star in the Oscar contended film. 

Jude, 11, looked adorably handsome in a velour tux as he smiled big on his big night. With the acclaim of the film there has been talk that he could be the youngest actor to snag an Oscar nominee. 

He snagged the role when he was just nine-years-old and was chosen out of a whopping 300 kids. 

Recalling the moment he got the good news, he told the Irish publication BelfastLive: ‘As soon as the email came through that I was accepted into Belfast, I ran around my house screaming.’

Breakout star: At the center of Branagh's semi-autobiographical film is Jude Hill, 11, (pictured) who plays the character Buddy, a child of a working class family in Northern Ireland during a tumultuous time and there has been talk of an Oscar nod

Breakout star: At the center of Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film is Jude Hill, 11, (pictured) who plays the character Buddy, a child of a working class family in Northern Ireland during a tumultuous time and there has been talk of an Oscar nod

Personal: In the film Ciaran Hinds plays the role of Pa, Buddy's grandfather

In his image: The Belfast native acting as both writer-director with the subject matter being highly personal

Personal: In the film Ciaran Hinds (left) plays the role of Pa, Buddy’s grandfather, a character also loosely based on Branagh’s (right) family life 

By his side: By Branagh's side his his wife of 18 years Lindsay Brunnock

By his side: By Branagh’s side his his wife of 18 years Lindsay Brunnock 

Buddies: Hinds (left) recently dismissed the mass amounts of Oscar chatter

Buddies: Hinds (left) recently dismissed the mass amounts of Oscar chatter 

Also present: Brett Gelman (pictured) was recently cast in Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, and was also at the premiere of Belfast despite not being in the film

Also present: Brett Gelman (pictured) was recently cast in Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, and was also at the premiere of Belfast despite not being in the film

Wow factor: Katherine McNamara put on quite the leggy display in an LBD

Wow factor: Katherine McNamara put on quite the leggy display in an LBD

Wow factor: Katherine McNamara put on quite the leggy display in an LBD

Simply stunning: Her wavy strawberry blonde locks were worn down as she oozed of old Hollywood glam

Simply stunning: Her wavy strawberry blonde locks were worn down as she oozed of old Hollywood glam

Ciaran Hinds who plays Pa in the film has also been the subject of chatter about a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. 

He however dismissed the chatter telling the same Belfast publication that sometimes talk is ‘nonsense.’ 

‘Sometimes you never know. And also there’s so many great films still to come. But what’s nice is that people are really appreciating it.’

Also present was Branagh who walked the red carpet with his wife Lindsay Brunnock, as he enjoyed yet another screening of his semi-autobiographical film. 

The Focus Features picture chronicles the life of a working class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital which is loosely based on his life. 

Core group: The main cast and film's creator Branagh are pictured; (left to right) Branagh, Hinds, Balfe, Hill, Dornan

Core group: The main cast and film’s creator Branagh are pictured; (left to right) Branagh, Hinds, Balfe, Hill, Dornan

Accolades: A majority of the cast and Kenneth are on track to receive nominations for personal roles and the possibility of getting the honor of best picture

 Accolades: A majority of the cast and Kenneth are on track to receive nominations for personal roles and the possibility of getting the honor of best picture

Trio: In the film Dornan and Balfe star as the characters Ma and Pa, parents to a son named Buddy (played by Jude Hill) who is a sensational breakout star who may also receive an Oscar nod; (left to right) Balfe, Dornan and Hill (center)

Trio: In the film Dornan and Balfe star as the characters Ma and Pa, parents to a son named Buddy (played by Jude Hill) who is a sensational breakout star who may also receive an Oscar nod; (left to right) Balfe, Dornan and Hill (center)

Big year: As Branagh also serves as a producer on the film he himself is eligible to be nominated for best picture, along with director and original screenplay

Big year: As Branagh also serves as a producer on the film he himself is eligible to be nominated for best picture, along with director and original screenplay

One of a kind: If Branagh was in fact to be nominated for best picture and best screenplay, he could make history as the first person in Oscar history to pick up nominations in seven individual categories based on his five other nominations in different categories over the years

One of a kind: If Branagh was in fact to be nominated for best picture and best screenplay, he could make history as the first person in Oscar history to pick up nominations in seven individual categories based on his five other nominations in different categories over the years 

Multiple outlets have hinted that the film very well could receive at least half a dozen Oscar nominations. 

As Branagh also serves as a producer on the film he himself is eligible to be nominated for best picture, along with director and original screenplay. 

If both were to happen he could make history as the first person in Oscar history to pick up nominations in seven individual categories. 

The actor has already snagged five nominations across different categories: director, actor, supporting actor (My Week with Marilyn), adapted screenplay (Hamlet) and live action short (Swan Song) throughout the course of his career. 

Letting loose! Once inside Dornan surprised as he took the stage and performed with a full band

Letting loose! Once inside Dornan surprised as he took the stage and performed with a full band 

Musical chops: All eyes were on him as he belted out a few jazzy tunes

Musical chops: All eyes were on him as he belted out a few jazzy tunes 

Bloody good time: He looked totally at ease on stage during the very fun surprise performance

Bloody good time: He looked totally at ease on stage during the very fun surprise performance 

After-party: The rocking after party saw a handful of industry vets and other connected attendees enjoying a celebratory gathering

After-party: The rocking after party saw a handful of industry vets and other connected attendees enjoying a celebratory gathering 

He’s received five nominations during his career, all across different categories – director, actor, supporting actor (My Week with Marilyn), adapted screenplay (Hamlet) and live action short (Swan Song). 

Ahead of the premiere, Branagh gave a bit of a speech ahead of the screening and later the whole cast looked to unwind. 

And at an after-party, Dornan took the stage as he sang accompanied by a full band while the likes of Hill, Balfe and others in attendance looked on in glee.  

Belfast enjoyed a Northern Ireland premiere on November 4 and was also screened at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2. 

It is set to hit theatres in the US on November 12.  

Close bond: As Balfe played Hill's mom in the film, the two looked to share a sweet maternal-like bond as she wrapped her arms around her tiny co-star at the gathering

Close bond: As Balfe played Hill’s mom in the film, the two looked to share a sweet maternal-like bond as she wrapped her arms around her tiny co-star at the gathering 

Fun times: Also present were Andy Garcia (second to right) and his daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido (right) who took a photo with Branagh and his wife Brunnock (left)

Fun times: Also present were Andy Garcia (second to right) and his daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido (right) who took a photo with Branagh and his wife Brunnock (left)

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