Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay at the “Winter’s Tale” UK Premiere

Posted on February 14, 2014

Colin Farrell (in Dolce&Gabbana) and Jessica Brown Findlay (in a Christian Dior Couture dress and Christian Louboutin shoes) attend the UK premiere of “Winter’s Tale” at The Odeon Kensington on in London.




[Photo Credit:, Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images]

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  • Dam_Angel

    I don’t know who she but she is beautiful!

    • Amykl

      Its Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey. They didnt givd her any makeup on purpose, so we’d recognize her.

      • Jessica Freeman

        I did not even recognize her! Thanks for pointing it out.

    • cindiaune

      This risk may have worked but 99% of the time her red carpet choices have been heinous lol

  • Sarah

    Toilet-paper hider dress, with weird shoes. I wasn’t happy with the casting for this movie, so maybe that’s why I don’t feel their looks, but I don’t think I’d like her look on anyone. He just always looks kinda too rumpled to me.

    • Anna

      I got straight up toilet paper from the fabric, but yeah that grotesque bell shape is the hider part. Ah well, her face is gorgeous.

      • Sarah

        Yes, she’s very pretty. I wish she had better makeup/hair, though.

        • Anna

          She’s needing colour somewhere for sure. On the other hand, I find I notice her eyes more with the minimal makeup.

          • scoobynacks

            Her “something blue” appears to be on her toes. Not the choice I’d have made at all.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Yes!! Totally a toilet paper hider dress!

    • sojourneryouth

      Looks like an Etsy dress. That fucker is totally felted-looking. Ugh!

    • kimmeister

      Those shoes are so wrong for that dress. They look like they’re French patriotic shoes.

    • jspark

      Easter pinata. Could have been helped with a stronger lip, but there was no saving it. Dior must you ruin ALL premiers?

    • demidaemon

      It looks super stiff, no? Like she has absolutely no free range of movement from the bust down.

      • Sarah

        Yep. Like she’s a feathered hand bell!

  • Jacob Bowen

    As much as it looks a little floofy-crafty, I still kind of like her dress! I like the light blue and white horizontal stripes for giving that little bit of visual interest, but I’m not sold on the shoes with that dress. They’re for sure FIERCE but not necessarily appropriate. He on the other hand, has a good face…but that’s the only nice thing I can say. I am upset that the reviews have been SO AWFUL for this movie, because when they are THIS BAD I do actually question if I want to see it in theaters.

    • Alyssa

      I’ve heard nothing but good things of the book, and nothing good of the movie so far. As an avid reader, I’m always bummed to hear when a book-to-movie disappoints. I’m hopeful that will not be the case with Divergent.

      • Sarah

        The book is LONG but quite an epic, and quite a world to live in while you’re reading it. It’s the kind of book that has such larger-than-life characters that it is hard to imagine any actor being good enough to portray them on screen.

        • Alyssa

          I’ll have to read it! I love books like that where you feel immersed in their world! But yeah, those don’t translate well into movies.

      • demidaemon

        I generally always expect the boo-to-movie translations to disappoint. Something always gets cut or edited, and then there is casting, etc., etc.

        I also had to write a paper in undergrad based off of comparing a book to its film version, and that experience always comes back to me when I see one.

    • Jessica Freeman

      No, no you should not. Nothing like paying good money to be disappointed.

      • Jacob Bowen

        Yeah, it is SO disappointing. Luckily Marcus theaters have $5 Tuesdays until the end of February with FREE POPCORN, so I could do it on a Tuesday and not be too worried about it not living up to expectations.

  • Janet B

    Interesting dress, but distracting shoes.

  • Sobaika

    She needs to punch her hair and makeup team in the face. She’s much more beautiful than this.

    • demidaemon

      More starlets should take this advice. They would probably get better results.

      • SassieCassy

        and good bicep muscles

    • Lulu

      Seriously. You can’t wear a borderline avant garde dress with hair that looks like you just pulled your gym pony tail out. Do your hair for the love of all that’s holy! At least f’cryinoutloud brush it.

    • AnneElliot

      God, yes. Lady Sybil, what have they done to you?

  • Mrs. Julien

    She looks like a pre-Raphaelite painting.
    He looks like someone in the publicity department is going to be fired for his appearance.

  • Jessica Freeman

    You know those barbie cakes? She looks like a version of that. Very stiff. I really do not understand the shoe choice.

  • jw_ny

    I can fore see all the jokes coming about her dress (already saw the tp one…lol) and sure, I think she looks like she’s wearing a bell…BUT…it’s really soft and pretty, and different. I love it. (dislike the blue on the shoe though)

    His shirt and suit are just all kinds of wrong and ill fitting., and I hate the scruff (he still floats my boat though! 🙂 )

  • Alyssa

    I find the dress very delicate and romantic, while strange at the same time. I wish it had gone all the way to the floor. And she needed different hair/makeup. I will take a pair of those earrings please!

  • Cassidy Olsen

    I dig the color of his suit, but the double-breasted and shiny material…not so much. He also needs a tie. She definitely does look like a Barbie cake and I think the shape widens her, but it’s still pretty. Different shoes and better make up would help.

  • teensmom99

    Another Downtonite who looks best in the period costumes from the show.

    • Rand Ortega

      She has plenty to wear in this movie & she looks amazing. Like she was born especially for the era.

  • @Biting Panda

    She’s lovey, but looking unfinished.
    He’s killing me in that awful suit and sloppy shirt. I really like him. I love his interviews, and I believe he’s a fundamentally good person.
    This movie looks like a syrupy steaming pile of crap, but I wish them all the best.

  • I wish this film actually were an adaptation of the Shakespearean play and not this weird time traveling Orlando wannabe.

    • In re the clothes: I think her outfit is a cute look, but the head styling is DOA. Her hair needs some volume at the roots to keep from looking sort of lank – Kat Dennings has the same problem. And I continue to register my complaint of the nude-lip trend on the red carpet – this is a girl with bold features who could really rock some paint. Even just a shimmery brighter pink on the lips would have minimized the “I just finished working out, but crap I have a premiere” mismatch of the head to the rest of the look. It looks like she splashed water on her face, curled the ends of her hair, and thought, “Done.” Love love love the shoes and the pop of blue there, but they really emphasize the need for some contrast on the head to give the eye somewhere to move rather than just settling on the shoes.

      On a sidenote, I never noticed before but she looks a lot like Pink, doesn’t she?

      I like his suit, but the shirt doesn’t match (or fit, apparently), and he needs an entire rethink on his head as well, with a stylist to tell him to stop with the mafia waxed hair and facial scruff. He looks like he needs a bath and a good scrub. Also, with that suit, I’d have ditched the shiny black shoes and gone with something in a deep brown with a more matte finish. I don’t even know what color shirt he needs beyond not that one, but white is a good place to start. Or a light taupey beige.

    • JauntyJohn

      Orlando Wannabe? Isn’t he Benedict Cumberbatch’s agent or something?


      • Orlando, the book by Virginia Woolf. I’m saying the book this film is based on seems like a treacly imitation of Orlando.

        • JauntyJohn

          Yes, I understood… I was just being silly with names since there was so much silliness on the other B.C. post and I thought Orlando Wannabe sounded like more along those lines.

          • Whoops, flew straight over my head, sorry. Bar exam study is making me surly. Cheers!

        • AnneElliot

          And the Orlando movie adaptation from the 1990s starred none other than. . . . BK favorite Tilda Swinton! It’s worth watching just to see her.

          • Shawn EH

            And Jimmy Somerville as Queen Elizabeth. And the soundtrack is really good.

          • Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth. Jimmy Somerville is just some sort of floating cherub, isn’t he?

          • Shawn EH

            You’re quite right, better memory than mine! Quentin presides on a flotilla, while Jimmy serenades. A gayer moment would require at least one Pet Shop Boy.

          • And possibly Eartha Kitt.

    • demidaemon

      That’s what I originally thought it was, but seeing the promos made me give it side-eye. Now that I know it’s based off of a book, I can breathe easy.

      I take my Shakespeare VERY seriously.

      • See, I wouldn’t even have minded a fast and loose adaptation in the Baz Luhrmann vein, but the book seems lame.

  • Jen

    Dislike. Her dress looks like it is made of paper mache. I’m just grateful they didn’t make JLaw wear it. And the shoes are rockstar, but totally wrong for this look. Something sexy, or ankle length ladypants would be better for those.
    Is his suit green?

  • Danielle

    She looks like a crepe paper bell at a wedding shower.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love her subtle makeup and the dress look beautiful on her, I wouldn’t have liked the dress on many other people. The shoes throw the look off.

  • boweryboy

    He either needs to button up the shirt and wear a tie, or if he’s going the chest baring lothario route then starch the collar so it stands up. Also a white or chartreuse shirt would work like gangbusters here. The suit jacket is a skosh too small judging by the puckering and pulling around the button, and he could use about a 1/2 inch added on the pant hem. Overall he looks well groomed and presentable. 7 out of 10.

    She is yet another House of Dior victim. The shape and length of the dress is giving her a toilet paper cozy appearance, and the color is slightly washing her out. The hair is a mess – a simple chignon is called for here, and she needs much more dramatic eye make-up and a bold lip. The earrings are nice, but a statement necklace would have been better. The shoes are all wrong – too matchy and busy, but the bold blue toe is a step in the right direction. If the shoes were solid blue it would’ve provided the pop of color this outfit desperately needs. 6 out 10.

    Combined score 6.5 out of 10.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Were you grading him on a curve? Bruce Willis being a 10 and Justin Bieber being a 1, I’d give Colin here about a 4.

      • boweryboy

        Most definitely. Both of them, in fact. This is the first time I’ve seen him where he doesn’t look dirty, smelly, oily, or greasy. He’s still douchey but presentable.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          That hair sure looks greasy to me, and that suit screams “3 day bender.” I hate his facial hair too. Does he think he’s a pirate or something? LOL. We may just have to go our separate ways on this one. He always looks smelly to me.

          • boweryboy

            I see where you’re coming from and I’m not denying those factors are there. I decided to ignore the facial hair, and I think I’m mostly blinded by how much I like the irridescence of the suit (although not on him).

            How about meeting in the middle and saying he’s presentably smelly? Or acceptably douchey? Or gradiosely greasy?

          • ShaoLinKitten

            “Acceptably douchey” is an oxymoron. I can endorse “grandiosely greasy” and add “scintillatingly sleazy.” He is a good looking man and that goes a long way, but it’s like he’s TRYING to look gross. Why, Colin, why? Why squander the gifts that an accident of DNA recombination has so benevolently granted you? Take out your earrings, wash your hair, shave, and get someone else to pick out and fit your suits. IS IT SO HARD?!

          • demidaemon

            The answer to your last question is apparently “Yes.”

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  • ShaoLinKitten

    I’m sorry, but they both look horrible. His suit absolutely does not fit, and her make up is doing her no favors.

  • FrigidDiva

    Whatever that dress is made out of reminds me of bird feathers, and the colors remind me of a cockatoo. He just looks terrible in that too-small-suit. Actually, his face looks great, below the neck looks like a badly dressed Bond-henchman.

  • Kate Andrews

    She looks sorta cupcake-like. I do not like the double-breasted coat!

  • colleenjanel

    Bridal shower pinata!

    • formerlyAnon

      Nailed it.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    She looks a bit like one of those Barbie cakes (stick a doll in a cake and decorate the cake to look like a dress), but for some reason I kinda like it. His suit looks sorta green in some pictures, but black in others… Also, I wish they would stop with the constant commercials for this movie. Looks like a major snore!

  • Rand Ortega

    Saw it Tues. A very odd, occasionally satisfying movie. There’s a bunch of cool cameos. But it pretty much lost me when I thought, why is Satan wearing a Jimi Hendrix T-Shirt in 1895? That said, 1 of 2 of Colin Ferrell’s best movies.
    She’s much more enchanting a red head, IMHO. He gets less douchy with age.
    ETA: Was that a spoiler? Please forgive me if it is. It really has nothing to do with the plot, I swear.

  • In_Stitches

    I’m just glad he doesn’t have the terrible hair he’s sporting in the movie. Also think he’s pulling off the no tie look. It’s Colin Farrell, no one expects formal perfection. He only undid two buttons; I’m practically applauding the restraint.

  • Nancer

    That dress doesn’t photograph very well, probably not the best call for a red carpet. His suit is making me laugh.

  • MilaXX

    If this was a pairs division post I’d give them a 4.5. He’s clean, but I fear this is as good as it gets from him. That shirt is all wrong for this suit. She’s slightly better, but the shape of that dress makes her look like a toilet paper cover and the blue toes on those overly matchy shoes are distracting. Her hair looks greasy and the makeup is lacking. I guess it fits considering the movie looks 10 kinds of awful.

  • deathandthestrawberry

    Why does he fight the hot!!

  • crash1212

    She’s been Diored. He needs a shower.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      “Diored” does need to be a verb at this point.

  • Anne

    She looks like a cupcake. Also, I think the shape/color/texture of that dress calls for an updo and some lipstick.

  • lunchcoma

    Such pretty people and such ugly clothes. I don’t like anything below the neck, and I particularly hate his jacket and her shoes.

  • NMMagpie

    Open collar shirt with a double breasted suit = no freaking way.

    And that girl’s face is screaming for some color. It would divert from looking any longer at the dress.

    • Melanie

      re: her face, yes!! she’s obviously still beautiful, but unrecognizable from DA. she needs to call whoever did her makeup on that set STAT.

  • 3boysful

    He thought it was just a date, but he digs her and was trying to put in a little more effort. Now he’s horrified, realizing she thought they were getting hitched!

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    Oh this movie. Such a weird premise.

  • Is her dress feathers?

  • embers618

    This dress has so much potential to be whimsical and airy, but it would need to be styled very differently to get there. And I can’t decide if the hem needs to be lower or higher to make it less awkward, or if different shoes/styling would completely take care of the apparent proportion issue…

  • tereliz

    Dress, face, hair, they’re all just kind of “there”, huh?

  • Karen Tamarack

    That dress is… horrible.

  • demidaemon

    That’s a unique dress. I kind of hate it.

    He looks good, though I still think the earring are wrong. They go better with this suit, though.

    • Shawn EH

      Double-breasted, I dunno. Needed a better shirt, I want to say turtleneck, but that is just so wrong. Might also go with the earrings, though!

  • formerlyAnon

    I’ve rarely seen so many pictures in which an actor on the red carpet just looks confused. Check his meds. Not convinced he’s so broad/deep in the chest that we can accept that the shirt buttons look about to pop and the jacket button’s feeling the strain.

    I don’t actively like either her dress or her shoes. And I don’t think they go together,

  • luludexter

    I love this dress! I don’t mind the minimal makeup because she’s so beautiful, but I do wish she’d done something different with her hair – such a dress needs a little bit more style.

  • quiltrx

    She looks like a cotton candy princess, Colin…for fuck’s sake, IRON YOUR SHIRT AND WEAR A FUCKING TIE.
    He needs to go with the floppy hair more often, like in the previews for this sticky-sweet looking movie. He’s always going to look dirty and douchey, but the hair greased back adds extra sleaze to the mix.

  • andi56

    Jessica! Branson still misses you terribly!

  • LaSylphide

    Colin needs a makeover. Love her dress, although it would be better an inch or two shorter. It’s nice to see a Dior that doesn’t make me laugh.

  • icm

    her dress reminds me of cotton candy

  • mdcoon127

    give her a little makeup, otherwise both gorgeous