Fresh from winning the Best Actress award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for her role as Therese Belivet a young, aspiring photographer who falls for an older, married woman in Carol, Rooney Mara walked the red carpet at the Gala Screening of the film at the BFI London Film Festival last night. The film received a ‘standing O’ at Cannes and is tipped for more honours.
The umbrella is a mandatory accessory at the London Festival, making regular appearances on the red carpet during the 12 days. This year it has been a notable absentee…until last night. Passing showers threatened to put the kibosh on collecting graphs as the mandatory accessories were in full use, resembling a Mary Poppins Convention. But Rooney’s timed her arrival nicely between the precipitation and I happened to be positioned in the right place as she got out of the car and signed for me with a nice little dedication.