ACTOR Chris O'Dowd was on the red carpet in London last night for a screening of his latest project, 'The Sapphires'.
The newlywed star arrived to the UK premiere of his new film last night with his wife, Dawn Porter, who wore a blue silk knee-length dress accessorised with black high heels. O'Dowd sported a sharp, dark suit.
The star recently revealed how he became an accidental sex symbol following the massive box office success of 'Bridesmaids', in which he plays the quirky Irish highway patrolman Officer Rhodes.
"After 'Bridesmaids', women know who I am," he said. He has currently just finished filming the second series of the highly successful 'Moone Boy' which he cowrote, playing the role of Sean Murphy, imaginary friend to 11-year-old Martin Moone, whose antics form the storyline.
Asked how much he resembles the young hero, he responds: "Martin's a more charming, witty version of me.
"I didn't have an imaginary friend but I did talk to myself a lot. I still do," he added.
O'Dowd (32) married journalist Dawn last month in front of guests including Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman, ‘Fr Ted’ writer Graham Linehan and TV presenter Caroline Flack. The newly marrieds did not reveal the location of the ceremony with Dawn tweeting: “It was incredible. I promise to tell you all about it soon. For now it’s just for us # perfect. Chris meanwhile wrote: “Chris O’Porter” and then posted a picture of himself and Dawn wearing tracksuits and wrote: “Just married!!!!”.
The Sapphires was screened as part of the 56th BFI London Film Festival.
And O'Dowd will walk the red carpet in Dublin tonight, for the Irish premiere of 'The Sapphires', a musical comedy set in the 1960s, at the Savoy cinema on O'Connell Street