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Kit Harington makes a dapper exit in a black pinstripe suit from Eternals afterparty

He is starring in the new Marvel blockbuster, Eternals, as the Black Knight.

And after attending the premiere, Kit Harington was joined by his wife Rose Leslie at the star-studded afterparty held at Maison Estelle in Mayfair on Tuesday.

The Vigil actress, 34, was sporting a new look at the party, as she swapped her usual red locks for a brunette colour during the appearance.

Dressed up: Meanwhile, Kit, 34, looked seriously dapper in a black double-breasted pinstripe jacket, which he teamed with a pair of trousers and dress shoes

Stepping out: Kit Harington was joined by his wife Rose Leslie at the star-studded afterparty held at Maison Estelle in Mayfair on Tuesday

Rose cut a stylish figure in a black faux fur jacket with a yellow trim, teamed with a pair of flared trousers and white trainers. 

The Game Of Thrones star was carrying a funky clutch and sported a series of statement rings.

Meanwhile, Kit, 34, looked seriously dapper in a black double-breasted pinstripe jacket, which he teamed with a pair of trousers and dress shoes. 

Real life couple: Rose and Kit married in 2018 after meeting on the set of Game Of Thrones, where they played unlikely lovers Ygritte and Jon Snow

Real life couple: Rose and Kit married in 2018 after meeting on the set of Game Of Thrones, where they played unlikely lovers Ygritte and Jon Snow

Rose and Kit married in 2018 after meeting on the set of Game Of Thrones, where they played unlikely lovers Ygritte and Jon Snow.

The couple welcomed their first child together – whose name is unknown – at the beggining of this year, after announcing their pregnancy in September.

They appeared to be having a night away from parenting duties however on Wednesday, as they attended the event without their little one. 

Parents: The couple welcomed their first child together - whose name is unknown - at the beggining of this year, after announcing their pregnancy in September

Night off: They appeared to be having a night away from parenting duties however on Wednesday, as they attended the event without their little one

Parents: The couple welcomed their first child together – whose name is unknown – at the beggining of this year, after announcing their pregnancy in September

Suave: Kit wore his hair swept back and sported a face of stubble

Suave: Kit wore his hair swept back and sported a face of stubble

Switching it up: It's possible that Rose's new look is for a film or TV role

New look: Rose previously sported a head of flame-hued lock

New look: Rose previously sported a head of flame-hued locks (right)

Earlier in the evening, Kit joined his GoT co-star – who is has reunited with for the Marvel film – on the red carpet at the screening. 

Richard looked dapper as he arrived at at the BFI IMAX Waterloo, wearing a smart black suit with matching tie as he walked the red carpet at the event. 

The actors first worked together on the hit HBO show  as on-screen half brothers Jon Snow and Robb Stark.

But while Kit’s Snow featured in all six seasons, Madden’s Stark was famously killed off during its bloodiest episode, dubbed The Red Wedding by fans because of its graphic brutality. 

All-stars: Earlier in the evening, Kit joined his GoT co-star - who is has reunited with for the Marvel film - on the red carpet at the screening.

Richard sported a similar look to his co-star in the movie, Kit who also opted for a black suit

All-stars: Earlier in the evening, Kit joined his GoT co-star – who is has reunited with for the Marvel film – on the red carpet at the screening.

Richard stars in the film as character Ikaris, a member of the Eternals, while Kit plays human Dane Whitman.

The film sees the Eternals, an immortal alien race, come out of hiding for thousands of years to protect Earth from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.

Eternals, which premiered in Los Angeles earlier this month, stars Angelina Jolie, 46, as elite warrior Thena and Gemma Chan, 38, as the character Sersi. 

Strike a pose: Richard wore a smart black suit with matching tie as he walked the red carpet at the event

Strike a pose: Richard wore a smart black suit with matching tie as he walked the red carpet at the event

Top cast: Richard stars in the film as character Ikaris, a member of the Eternals, which first premiered in Los Angeles earlier this month

Top cast: Richard stars in the film as character Ikaris, a member of the Eternals, which first premiered in Los Angeles earlier this month

The cast includes MCU’s first deaf superhero (Lauren Ridloff as Makkari) and its first openly gay superhero (Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos) who shares the franchise’s first onscreen same-sex kiss with Haaz Sleiman, who plays his husband.

In ELLE’s 2021 Women In Hollywood issue, Angelina – who is an advocate for refugees – discusses her upcoming movie and praises The Eternals’ director, Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao for her choice of casting.

‘A lot of times as an actress, you’re that individual strong woman, or you have one sister; you don’t often have this family where you really get to know women and see all the different strengths,’ she explained. 

Looking good: Kit looked dashing in his attired, wearing a black shirt which he left open at the collar for the night

Looking good: Kit looked dashing in his attired, wearing a black shirt which he left open at the collar for the night

Dashing: The star smiled as he arrived on the red carpet in his smartly pressed pin-striped suit and matching black shirt

Dashing: The star smiled as he arrived on the red carpet in his smartly pressed pin-striped suit and matching black shirt

Critiqued: The superhero flick was lambasted by critics over its 'miserably undernourished' script, deluge of underdeveloped characters and 'overloaded' storyline

Critiqued: The superhero flick was lambasted by critics over its ‘miserably undernourished’ script, deluge of underdeveloped characters and ‘overloaded’ storyline

Praising her co-stars, she continued: ‘Gemma’s grace and elegance and the way she walks through the world. Salma’s motherhood and power, and Lauren’s connection and intelligence. Everybody came as themselves.

‘Maybe there’s something to that, that the characters weren’t as far off [from ourselves]. I think there’s a secret that we don’t know that our director knows, because if you look at her films, she casts a lot of real people as their roles and it shapes her films.’

She reveals in the issue that when she was first contacted about the movie, she thought it was going to play a ‘grandmother’ type role. 

Oh dear: Ahead of its release Eternals was branded 'disappointing' and 'ultimately unmemorable' by critics in first reviews of the hotly anticipated MCU blockbuster (above Angelina Jolie as Thena in the film)

Oh dear: Ahead of its release Eternals was branded ‘disappointing’ and ‘ultimately unmemorable’ by critics in first reviews of the hotly anticipated MCU blockbuster (above Angelina Jolie as Thena in the film)

‘I never thought I was going to be one of the Eternals. It doesn’t happen. It’s never happened to me like that before without a fight and like, ‘I can do this, please hire me!’ When she told me I was one of them, I was like, ”Me, Mexican, Middle Eastern? Me, in my fifties? I’m going to be a superhero in a Marvel movie?” Sometimes as a woman, as a woman of colour and with the age, you feel so overlooked,’ she said.

Commending Zao for ‘having balls’, she championed the director for ‘acknowledging’ her within the industry.

Ridloff, whose character Makkari is deaf like her and the first deaf superhero within the Marvel universe, reveals she jumped at the chance to ‘show representation’ on screen in a ‘refreshing’ way, while Chan praises Marvel for showing diversity on a global scale with its movies.

Ahead of its release, Eternals has already been branded ‘disappointing’ and ‘ultimately unmemorable’ by critics in its first reviews.

Not good: The film was lambasted by critics over its 'miserably undernourished' script, deluge of underdeveloped characters and 'overloaded' storyline (pictured left, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo - and right Lauren Midloff as Makkari)

Not good: The film was lambasted by critics over its ‘miserably undernourished’ script, deluge of underdeveloped characters and ‘overloaded’ storyline (pictured left, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo – and right Lauren Midloff as Makkari)

The superhero flick was lambasted by critics over its ‘miserably undernourished’ script, deluge of underdeveloped characters and ‘overloaded’ storyline.  

Critics were torn as the ‘refreshingly diverse’ cast of characters resulted in a group of ‘navel-gazing superheroes’ that signalled ‘two steps forwards for representation but three steps backwards for dramatic ingenuity.’ 

The Times critic Kevin Maher gave the film two stars and took aim at the 157-minute flick’s script and its ‘strange self-sabotaging energy.’

He wrote: ‘It is the characters, however, who represent the biggest shift away from the swaggering, mostly white, mostly male, mostly straight, mostly neurotypical and mostly hearing ensembles (think Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, etc) that have defined the Marvel brand thus far.’

Adding the ‘reinvented heroes work’ he continued: ‘But they are also, to paraphrase Pirandello, ten characters in search of a script. Because the one they have now, co-written by Chloé Zhao, the director (Nomadland), is derivative, messy and miserably undernourished.

‘Eternals is two steps forwards for representation but three steps backwards for dramatic ingenuity. 

Variety critic Owen Gleiberman  branded the film a ‘disappointment’ over lacking the ‘raw and real’ signature quality Zhao has brought to her other films. 

He wrote: ‘Yet as I approached Eternals, the question I was most curious about was whether Zhao, who in Nomadland and The Rider defined her filmmaking style in a unique poetic way, would carry any remnants of that mode over to the blockbuster universe… Eternals has none of that. It’s clear that that’s something of a disappointment.

He added the film feels ‘very standard’ in comparison to ‘top-tier’ team superhero films (the first Guardians of the Galaxy, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and ‘Avengers: Infinity War) and that the film ‘never transcends its conventionality’ 

He did however laud the diversity of the cast, writing: ‘Four of the Eternals are white, three are Asian, two are Black, and one is Latina. One is gay, one is deaf, and one is an androgynous tween who never grows up. 

‘Any troll who surveys this lively medley of backgrounds and temperaments only to gripe that the movie is too ‘woke’ might have lodged the same complaint about Star Trek 55 years ago.’   

The Telegraph critic Robbie Collin again gave Eternals two stars, writing: ‘The answer is the problem with Eternals in miniature: it’s constantly engaged in a kind of grit-toothed authenticity theatre, going out of its way to show you it’s doing all the things proper cinema does, even though none of them bring any discernible benefit whatsoever to the film at hand. 

‘The more muted tone rules out Marvel’s fast and flippant house style: instead, Eternals opts for solemnity peppered with wackiness, which occasionally gives it the feel of a Japanese anime series.’

Criticism: The Guardian critic Steve Rose scored the film two stars once again and likened it to a 'sophisticated PowerPoint presentation' due to its comprehensive mythological storyline

Criticism: The Guardian critic Steve Rose scored the film two stars once again and likened it to a ‘sophisticated PowerPoint presentation’ due to its comprehensive mythological storyline

Empire critic John Nugent gave Eternals three stars, as it was ‘unable to escape the clichés of superhero storytelling’ but praised Zhao’s ‘assured and ambitious’ MCU debut.

He wrote:  ‘There’s a fascinating tension in Eternals between the unstoppable force of the Marvel project and the immovable object of Zhao’s artistic sensibilities. In many ways, this looks and feels nothing like any Chloé Zhao film we’ve seen before

‘And yet in many ways, this film looks and feels nothing like any previous Marvel film. There are, for example, at least a couple of firsts: a genuine sex scene, and an onscreen gay kiss — unheard of in the normally rather chaste MCU. 

‘More frequently, though, it seems to fall into familiar traps about saving the world and learning to work together as a team; when a giant, CGI-heavy battle begins to thwart another potential apocalypse, you start to feel a formula being leaned on.’

Actors: Evening Standard critic Charlotte O'Sullivan praised the film and gave it an impressive four stars, heaping praise on the cast, bar Gemma Chan's 'wooden' turn as Sersi (above with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman)

Actors: Evening Standard critic Charlotte O’Sullivan praised the film and gave it an impressive four stars, heaping praise on the cast, bar Gemma Chan’s ‘wooden’ turn as Sersi (above with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman)

Eternals: What the critics said 

 ‘But they are also, to paraphrase Pirandello, ten characters in search of a script. Because the one they have now, co-written by Chloé Zhao, the director (Nomadland), is derivative, messy and miserably undernourished.

‘Eternals is two steps forwards for representation but three steps backwards for dramatic ingenuity’ – The Times critic Kevin Maher

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‘Yet as I approached Eternals, the question I was most curious about was whether Zhao, who in Nomadland and The Rider defined her filmmaking style in a unique poetic way, would carry any remnants of that mode over to the blockbuster universe… Eternals has none of that. It’s clear that that’s something of a disappointment’ – Variety critic Owen Gleiberman  

‘At times if feels like you are watching a very sophisticated PowerPoint presentation. 

‘That’s the problem: there’s just too much going on: it’s all headed towards yet another ‘race against time to stop the really bad thing happening’ climax’ The Guardian critic Steve Rose

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‘Perhaps the hope was that Marvel’s 26th film might rattle the franchise out of its comfort zone. But the franchise is nothing but comfort zone, which renders its latest entry an instant white elephant’ – The Telegraph critic Robbie Collin

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 ‘More frequently, though, it seems to fall into familiar traps about saving the world and learning to work together as a team; when a giant, CGI-heavy battle begins to thwart another potential apocalypse, you start to feel a formula being leaned on’ – Empire critic John Nugent

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‘But considering that this sci-fi saga is directed by Zhao, and that its story spans the creation of the Universe and the fate of the planet, it would have been reasonable to expect it to prompt slack-jawed wonder rather than the grudging appreciation of an efficient, workmanlike job. 

‘Eternals may not be the worst of Marvel’s movies, but it’s undoubtedly the most disappointing’ – BBC Culture critic Nicholas Barber

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‘The whole cast are fabulous, with one exception. Chan’s a bit wooden. As far as the script’s concerned, she’s the chosen one. But I wish Zhao hadn’t chosen her. 

‘Anyway, the fights, especially in the film’s last third, are astounding, beautifully paced and crammed with detail’ – Evening Standard critic Charlotte O’Sullivan

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