She'll cast a spell on you! Madonna wears witch lace cloak for W.E. London premiere (but still finds time to flaunt her muscly arm)
It seems Madonna is really milking this directing malarky.
Despite having already premiered her W.E. film at the 55th BFI London Film Festival in Leicester Square last October, she relished another red carpet event tonight at the Odeon in Kensington.
The Ray Of Light singer channelled her inner goth girl with an all-black ensemble, opting for a delicate lace cloak, heavy velvet gown – and of course, a vest strap to show off her muscly arm.
Still flaunting the muscles: Director Madonna attends the W.E. UK film premiere at the Odeon in Kensington
While choosing one colour may seem a little 'safe', Madonna spiced up the Jean Paul Gaultier frock and Dolce & Gabbana cape with red fingerless gloves and lashings of bright lipstick.
Her trademark blonde locks hung loosely by her side as the Queen of Pop greeted her adoring fans.
She played the Mother Hen to her stars Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy, Richard Coyle and Natalie Dormer; putting her arms around them to pose as own daughter Lourdes was absent.
Greeting the crowd: Madonna appeared to show her age a little as she photographed from her profile
Lady of the night: Madonna opted for an all-black ensemble, with red details
The film, which has so far received relatively bad reviews, follows a two-tiered romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorce Wallis Simpson; alongside a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
It is Madonna's second venture as a director, with her first being in 2008, for Filth And Wisdom.
As the global star greeted her fans to sign autographs, she was still being preened to within an inch of her life by manager Guy Oseary who was clutching a brush and combing her hair as she spoke.
Still preening: Manager Guy Oseary continued to brush Madonna's hair as she signed autographs
While her leading men and ladies may not be so well known this side of the Atlantic, they are fast becoming household names.
Andrea, 30, has starred in Never Let Me Go alongside Carey Mulligan and new Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield, while British beauty Natalie, 29, starred as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors.
The whole gang: Madonna poses with Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy, Richard Coyle and Natalie Dormer
Relishing the limelight: Natalie, Andrea and James are relatively unknown on UK shores
Mother instinct: While Lourdes was nowhere to be seen, Madonna looked after her stars Andrea and Natalie
Flying the flag for the boys is D'Arcy,
36, who appeared in Secret Diary Of A Call Girl with Billie Piper and
39-year-old Richard Coyle who starred with Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince Of
Persia: Sands Of Time.
Speaking of the film, the mother-of-four said she is simply a hopeless romantic looking for a prince.
She said: 'If you’re a romantic like
me everyone wants to be swept away by a knight in shining armour
but we keep getting disappointed. If you have half a brain you know that
Tribute to Jacko Madonna wore fingerless gloves at the premiere and earlier at the photocall
Beauty queens: Model Amber Anderson, Emilia Fox and Claudia Winkleman put on their Sunday Best
Muscles like no other: Madonna showed off her impressive biceps; a reflection of her gym obsession
Abbie Cornish, who starred opposite Heath Ledger in Candy, plays leading lady Wally Winthrop.
However, the rising star missed out on the action and did not attend the red carpet event.
Other stars to flock to the West London location were model Amber Anderson, actress Emilia Rox and the minute but perfectly formed Claudia Winkleman.
Ready for your close-up Madonna didn't have a single frown line as she exclaimed at the camera
A Royal affair: Crown Prince Pavlos with his wife Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece also got in on the action
Flying the flag for the men: John Hannah and Ronan Keating were suited and booted for the occasion
Girl power: Madonna showed off her feminine curves with bulky biceps
The former presenter of Strictly Come Dancing spin-off show It Takes Two was in attendance as husband Kris Thykier produced the film.
And despite being a woman who
transcends time zones by continually reinventing herself; it seems
Madonna still harbours a taste for Eighties fashion as she proved at a photocall earlier today.
Not such a hit with critics: James D'Arcy & Andrea Riseborough star as Edward and Wallis in W.E.
The Material Girl teamed an elegant
curve-hugging navy dress with fingerless biker gloves earlier today –
although of course they were emblazoned with large diamante Coco Chanel
She showed off her slender physique in the tailored frock at the London Studios, that daringly gaped at the cleavage to show a hint of black lace beneath.
Kitsch: Madonna shows off her Chanel gloves as she promotes W.E. ahead of her big London premiere
Hiding something Madonna poses with hands behind her back at the W.E. photocall at the London Television Studios
Her hair was in a similar style to this
evening's more glamorous affair, cascading loosely past her ears, and
teamed with neutral make-up to emulate a
Madonna spiced up the outfit with fishnets and black patent peep-toe heels; together with several chunky accessories including a large silver bracelet and a watch.
To coincide with tonight's premiere, the Golden Globe-winner has also announced the title of her 12th studio album is MDNA and that she will be going on tour again.
Posing with the gang: Madonna puts her arms around James D'Arcy and Andrea Riseborough
During an interview with Graham
Norton, she said: 'I just have to pay the rent. A girl has to make a
living, but truthfully I do enjoy it. Touring is the most rewarding of
all my jobs.'
The release of the new record has been
tainted slightly by the leak of an early version of the first single,
Gimme All Your Luvin' in November 2010, for which a Spanish man was
arrested in December.
Referring to the incident, Madonna
joked: 'It's soon (the release date). It depends how quickly people hack
in to my server and leak it. Can people wait It's terrible.'
New kid on the block: Emeli Sand joins Madonna and the cast on the sofa