Russian Doll: Keira Knightley dazzles at Anna Karenina premiere with fluffy peach gown
01:10 GMT, 5 September 2012
Keira Knightley wowed the crowds as she stepped out in a striking peach Chanel dress at the London premiere of the epic Russian love story Anna Karenina.
The actress plays the lead in the new movie by Joe Wright, and so it was only fitting that she stole the show at the film's screening.
She wowed the crowd with her dress, and beamed with happiness as she posed with co-star Jude Law.
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Show stopper: Keira Knightley wows the crowd at the London premiere of Anna Karenina after stepping out in a peach fluffy dress
Sticking together: Jude Law took to the red carpet with the film's leading lady
Not that Knightley's showstopping dress ruffled any feathers with her fellow actors – Law playfully joked with the actress as they walked the red carpet and pulled a series of funny faces to photographers.
He wore a smart grey suit,and looked the dapper gentleman as he placed his arms around Knightley as they posed for the cameras.
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander threatened to steal Knightley's thunder as she looked stunning in a revealing green dress.
Fashion rivals: Knightley had style competition from Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, who looked stunning in a revealing green dress
Joking around: Knightley and Law share a laugh while stepping onto the red carpet
Law plays her husband Karenin in the movie, while Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as her lover Vronsky.
Another troubled relationship
is played alongside Anna's one – that of the romance between Vikander's
Kitty and Donal Gleeson's Levin.
ambitious adaptation is almost entirely set in a 19th Century Russian
theatre, with scenes playing out across the stage and seats.
Pale and interesting: Model Laura Bailey wore an eye-catching white dress (left), while actress Olivia Williams wore a dip-dyed number
Aaron Johnson attended his film's premiere with partner Sam Taylor-Wood, as did director Joe Wright and his guest
Johnson also appeared at the premeire with partner Sam Taylor-Wood, as did Olivia Williams and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Knightley enjoyed starring in Tom Stoppard's new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic love story, and revealed she wasn't daunted playing such a famous character – insisting that nothing compared to the pressure of playing the lead role in the big-screen adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride And Prejudice in 2005 film, which was also directed by Wright.
Coupled up: Matthew MacFadyen and wife Keeley Hawes looked good
Mobbed: Jude Law greets his adoring fans at the Odeon premiere in London's Leicester Square
Centre of attention: Knightley looked stunning in the Chanel gown
She said: 'Playing someone like Elizabeth Bennet is more terrifying because it's a character that people love, a lot of women … see themselves as.
'People don't see themselves as Anna. They don't have this love for her … from that point of view, it's not as terrifying.'
The film opens in cinemas on September 7.
Glamorous: Leicester Square was transformed with chandeliers and a length red carpet
Sweeping: The epic story is directed by Joe Wright