Actors, Chiwetel Ejiofor & Thandie Newton shine at the London premiere of Half of a Yellow Sun‎ (See Photos)

by Oge Okonkwo

Thandie Newton is effortlessly flawless!

The Hollywood actress weeks ago welcomed her third child but it seemed like a long time as she attended the premiere of Half Of A Yellow Sun at Odeon Streatham in South London on Tuesday night looking like she never carried the pregnancy.

Looking chic and rocking her post baby body,  the 41-year-old turned heads at the red carpet as she joined her co-star, Oscar nominee, Chiwetel Ejiofor to take some photos.

Daily Mail reports:

Despite being cut in somewhat unforgiving satin, the talented thespian’s classic ensemble proved a wise sartorial choice, showing off her slim waist and showstopping post-pregnancy curves in all their glory.

Thandie teamed her elegant LBD with a pair of fierce gold spiked stiletto heels, which complemented the dramatic splash of metallic on her pencil dress.

The actress completed her red carpet look with a small navy blue satin clutch bag, while opting for minimal make-up and wearing her raven locks blow-dried into a voluminous style. 

 
 

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Effortless elegance: Displaying her svelte figure in all its glory, the 41-year-old actress looked the epitome of timeless grace as she slipped into a chic LBD – a mere matter of weeks after giving birth to her third child 

 

 
 

Classic beauty: Despite being cut in somewhat unforgiving satin, the talented thespian’s classic ensemble proved a wise sartorial choice, showing off her slim waist and showstopping post-pregnancy curves in all their glory

 

Rocking the red carpet: Thandie teamed her elegant LBD with a pair of fierce gold spiked stiletto heels, which complemented the dramatic splash of metallic on her pencil dress, as she posed with the Oscar-nominated actor

Ensuring he didn’t let his leading lady down at the premiere, Chiwetel looked rather dapper for the occasion in an immaculately tailored black two-piece suit, which he teamed with a crisp white shirt and an aubergine-coloured silk tie. 

The co-stars looked positively delighted to be back in each others’ company, greeting one another with a warm embrace as they arrived at the South London cinema for their big night. 

Based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half Of A Yellow Sun is a love story that follows the lives of two sisters living in Nigeria in the mid-sixties, who are caught up in the outbreak of the civil war.

 

Suited and booted: Chiwetel looked rather dapper for the occasion in an immaculately tailored black two-piece suit, which he teamed with a crisp white shirt and an aubergine-coloured silk tie

 
 

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Rocking the red carpet: The actress completed her red carpet look with a small navy blue satin clutch bag as she enjoyed her return to the spotlight

 

Strike a pose: Thandie opted for minimal make-up and wearing her raven locks blow-dried into a voluminous style

Thandie and her writer-director husband Ol Parker – who she married back in 1998 – welcomed baby son Booker Jombe into the world just over a month ago on March 3.

The latest addition to the couple’s brood joins daughters Ripley, 13, and Nico, nine.

The Crash actress announced her pregnancy in September and later admitted she was finding it tough working on action-packed police drama Rogue, in which she plays undercover cop Grace Travis.

She said: ‘Basically, I had two options; to withdraw from the show which would have meant the show collapsing, or to commit regardless.

 
 

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Talented: Based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half Of A Yellow Sun is a love story that follows the lives of two sisters living in Nigeria in the mid-sixties, who are caught up in the outbreak of the civil war

 

 
 

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Plenty to smile about: The co-stars looked positively delighted to be back in each others’ company as they posed at the premiere

 
 

Happy reunion: Thandie and Chiwetel greeted one another with a warm embrace as they arrived at the South London cinema for their big night

‘I’d seem actresses takes on meaty un-pregnant roles while carrying babies – Jodie Foster in Panic Room.

‘My agent also reassured me that both Claire Danes and Anna Paquin worked well into their first pregnancies. So – it was all going to work out just fine wasn’t it?

‘We’re on episode nine, and are near enough to finishing for me to be able to chuckle at my naivety in thinking this was going to be anything other than mayhem, with a waddling lead actress at the centre.’

After debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013, Half Of A Yellow Sun hits UK cinemas on April 11, and will be released in Nigeria on April 12.

 
 

Adaptation: Half Of A Yellow Sun is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

 

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All together now: (L-R) Joseph Mawle, director Biyi Bandele, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Boyega, Babou Ceesay and producer Andrea Calderwood

 

 
 

Big night: Joseph Mawle, director Biyi Bandele, Thandie and Chiwetel seemed in good spirits as they posed on the red carpet