The Sandman’s Tom Sturridge and Gwendoline Christie are absolute dreams as they rock red carpet for star-studded London premiere

The stars dressed to the nines for the ethereal premiere (Picture: Getty/PA)

delivered the red carpet of our dreams when the stars turned out for the premiere, with and leading the way in striking looks worthy of their characters.

This Friday, subscribers will have the chance to become absorbed by ’s world when the adaptation of his world-famous comic book comes to life.

Like Minds star Tom leads the cast as Dream, while star Gwendoline is effervescent as Morningstar, a character reportedly based on David Bowie in the source material.

Tom looked every inch the gothic king of dreaming in his get-up, sporting a velvet black suit with a lace shirt underneath, complete with a ruffled collar.

Gwendoline, meanwhile, looked radiant in a silver sequined caped gown, with her blonde locks slicked back in a wet-look hairstyle.

Several more cast members attended the event, including Sanjeev Bhaskar, who plays Cain; Vivienne Acheampong, who stars as Lucienne; and Joely Richardson, who portrays Ethel Cripps.

Tom dressed aptly for the role he plays in the series (Picture: Karwai Tang)
Gwendoline continues to be iconic (Picture: Mike Marsland/WireImage)
What a look from Vivienne (Picture: Ian West/PA)

Sanjeev donned a bright purple pinstriped suit for the occasion, while Joely shone in a coral pink, satin, floor-length design.

Vivienne wore a stunning black shirt-esque dress with what appeared to be a yellow dragon design on the front, accessorising with matching black gloves to complete her standout look.

The Tudors star Joely brought the glamour (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Tom’s ex Sienna Miller was also in attendance at the event (Picture: Ian West/PA)

Sienna Miller, who dated Tom from 2011 to 2015, was also at the premiere, beaming while posing for photographers in a baby blue ribbed dress, with flared sleeves and a cut-out design.

The former couple share a daughter together, Marlowe Ottoline Layng Sturridge, who was born in 2012.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste plays Death in the show (Picture: Ash Knotek/Rex/Shutterstock)
Several attendees, including Razane Jammal, went for a gothic theme (Picture: Ash Knotek/Rex/Shutterstock)

Kirby Howell-Baptiste, who plays Death in the series, oozed elegance in a white and black dress, designed with soaring shoulder embellishments and three-dimensional flowers.

Meanwhile Razane Jammal, who stars as Lyta Hall on the show, appeared to mirror Tom’s gothic look, wearing a black dress with a ballgown skirt and a low-cut lace top.

Sanjeev brought the colour to the red carpet (Picture: Ian West/PA Wire)
What a spectacular cast, pictured with Neil Gaiman at the centre (Picture: Ian West/PA)
Chris O’Dowd made a bold statement alongside his wife Dawn O’Porter (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Bridesmaids star Chris O’Dowd also joined the festivities at BFI Southbank with his wife Dawn O’Porter, wearing an expletive-covered T-shirt showing a mock newspaper article by satirical site The Onion.

The original The Sandman comic book was written by Neil and published by DC Comics between 1989 and 1996.

The synopsis for the TV adaptation teases some of the mythos and awe-inspiring visual effects that fans can expect, describing the 10-part adventure as ‘a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven’.

‘The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic – and human – mistakes he’s made during his vast existence,’ the synopsis from Netflix says.

The Sandman premieres on Friday August 5 on Netflix.


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