Angelina Jolie was joined by some very formidable guests as she walked the red carpet in London for the British premiere of her latest film, Unbroken, on Tuesday evening.
The Oscar-winning-actress-turned-director – who got behind the camera for the second time for the new WWII film – was in good company as she swapped the arm of her husband Brad Pitt for several Armed Forces members and army veterans.
The brunette was beautiful in a cream Ralph & Russo dress with a capelet detail, a pair of small hoop silver earrings and beige heels. Angelina’s final – and symbolic – accessory was a crystal poppy brooch from the Royal British Legion.
The brooch is hand-crafted with more than 100 ruby-hued crystals and is engraved with the message “Lest We Forget” on the back, according to the charity’s site.
Angelina, 39, was guided along the red carpet by two former members of the British Army, Chelsea pensioners James Walter Fellows and Cecil Bake, who now live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home for those who served in the Armed Forces.
The Hollywood star was seen chatting to the gents, who were dressed in their garb, as she tenderly linked her arms in theirs. She also posed alongside military staff, all decked out in uniform.
Angelina, who has admitted having a soft spot for the UK after having lived there, was also joined by the film's leads Japanese musician Miyavi and British actor Jack O’Connell.
Unbroken tells the story of the late Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
“Louis is one example [of strength],” said Angelina in a press conference in Sydney earlier this month, "but when we said to Louis that I want to make this film to show how extraordinary you are he said no, make the film to tell everyone how extraordinary they are.
“They say don’t meet your heroes because you’ll be disappointed but I met mine and he was truly extraordinary,” she said.