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Ruth Wilson goes mermaid

Ruth Wilson dazzled in a "Little Mermaid-style" number for the Saving Mr. Banks premiere in London yesterday.

The British actress dazzled on the red carpet at the BFI London Film Festival event in a figure-hugging shiny ensemble with different coloured panels.

The piece by Dior looked almost painted on Ruth and had a red block at the bottom, while the top consisted of orange and blue bands on a black background.

With the film following the making behind Disney movie Mary Poppins, Ruth admitted feeling animated in the dress and shared which fictional character could get away with wearing such an outfit.

"It is a Little Mermaid-like dress! [Director] Joe Wright's doing the [live action version], I should give him a call!" she laughed to website Mail Online.

Joining Ruth at the event was her co-star Emma Thompson.

The 54-year-old actress wore two separate pieces courtesy of British designer Maria Grachvogel's fall 2013 collection.

Her blouse had branch patterns on it and slashed sleeves, which she tucked into a high-waisted black skirt with low pockets. She added a pair of black buckle ankle boots to finish off the glamorous look.

The film's main star Tom Hanks looked dapper in a black suit and tie as he posed for photos at Leicester Square and didn't let the miserable weather rain on his parade.

Colin Farrell also went all out for the occasion. The Irish actor wore a long black jacket over this grey pin-striped suit with a white shirt and was seen chatting and laughing with Ruth as they walked the carpet.

Other guests included British singer Lily Allen, who looked stunning in a black and white number with a feathery skirt as she clutched a cute Chanel bag.

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