Sunday 20 August 2017

Irish actor Aidan Gillen lights up red carpet alongside David Beckham and Guy Ritchie

(L to R) Aiden Gillen, David and Brooklyn Beckham and Jacqui Ainsley and Guy Ritchie at the European premiere of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in London
(L to R) Aiden Gillen, David and Brooklyn Beckham and Jacqui Ainsley and Guy Ritchie at the European premiere of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in London
Former England football captain David Beckham poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Former England football captain David Beckham's son Brooklyn Beckham poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Former England football captain David Beckham poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British director and producer Guy Ritchie (L) and English model Jacqui Ainsley pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British model Poppy Delevingne poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Former England football captain David Beckham poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Former England football captain David Beckham (L) and his son Brooklyn Beckham pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Jacqui Ainsley and Guy Ritchie arriving for the King Arthur European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London
British actor Charlie Hunnam (L) and British model Poppy Delevingne pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Aidan Gillen poses at the European premiere of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" in London, Britain May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Irish actor Aidan Gillen poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Aidan Gillen arriving for the King Arthur European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London
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Irish actor Aidan Gillen took to the red carpet alongside David Beckham and Guy Ritchie for the King Arthur European premiere in London on Wednesday night.

The Game of Thrones actor is set to star as Bill in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, directed by Ritchie.

The Dublin native was joined by a host of stars at the event, with model  Poppy Delevingne, David Beckham and son Brooklyn Beckham also in attendance.

Speaking to the Press Association, Gillen (49) said he felt that he had returned to a "familiar world" for his role in the new King Arthur film.

Former England football captain David Beckham (L) and his son Brooklyn Beckham pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of
Former England football captain David Beckham (L) and his son Brooklyn Beckham pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

"It’s not the same, though there are similarities in those medieval-style fantasies.

"Game Of Thrones is not this world, but it is part of that fantasy genre – and this film is quite heavy on the sorcery and mysticism, so it is a world I am familiar with.

Aidan Gillen arriving for the King Arthur European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London
Aidan Gillen arriving for the King Arthur European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London

"But it doesn’t feel like the same job, so it does feel like I am getting a break.”

He will reprise his role in the adaptation of George RR Martin’s books when it returns for its seventh season this summer.

Former England football captain David Beckham poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of
Former England football captain David Beckham poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Former England football captain Beckham will flex his acting skills for the movie by making a cameo as Trigger, although his debut was dubbed "cringeworthy" by fans.

However, the 42-year-old isn't sure whether he will make a full career change to work as an actor.

"I don’t know yet, one step at a time," he said.

British director and producer Guy Ritchie (L) and English model Jacqui Ainsley pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of
British director and producer Guy Ritchie (L) and English model Jacqui Ainsley pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British actor Charlie Hunnam (L) and British model Poppy Delevingne pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of
British actor Charlie Hunnam (L) and British model Poppy Delevingne pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British director and producer Guy Ritchie (L) and English model Jacqui Ainsley pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of
British director and producer Guy Ritchie (L) and English model Jacqui Ainsley pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Jacqui Ainsley and Guy Ritchie arriving for the King Arthur European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London
Former England football captain David Beckham's son Brooklyn Beckham poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Former England football captain David Beckham (L) and his son Brooklyn Beckham pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Former England football captain David Beckham (L) and his son Brooklyn Beckham pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Russian-Swiss model Xenia Tchoumi poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British actor Charlie Hunnam (L) and British model Poppy Delevingne pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British actor Charlie Hunnam (L) and British model Poppy Delevingne pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
English model Jacqui Ainsley poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British director and producer Guy Ritchie (L) and English model Jacqui Ainsley pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British director and producer Guy Ritchie (L) and English model Jacqui Ainsley pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Irish actor Aidan Gillen poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British model Poppy Delevingne poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British actor Charlie Hunnam poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British actor Charlie Hunnam poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British actor Charlie Hunnam poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
British model Poppy Delevingne poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Former England football captain David Beckham poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Former England football captain David Beckham poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Jacqui Ainsley and Guy Ritchie arriving for the King Arthur European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London
Aidan Gillen arriving for the King Arthur European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London
David Beckham arriving for the King Arthur European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London
Xenia Tchoumi arriving for the King Arthur European Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London
British actor Charlie Hunnam (L) and former England football captain David Beckham (R) pose for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Former England football captain David Beckham poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Premiere of "King Arthur: legend of the Sword" in London on May 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Aidan Gillen poses at the European premiere of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" in London, Britain May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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