Joaquin Phoenix cut a dapper figure as he headed to celebrity spot Chiltern Firehouse after the Napoleon premiere in London on Thursday. 

The Academy-award winning actor looked serious as he went solo for the evening as his wife Rooney Mara who wasn’t pictured with him. 

Despite supporting her husband on the red carpet at the film’s premiere in Paris on Wednesday, she didn’t seem to have made it to the London event. 

Yet her husband, 49, still looked dapper for the event as he kept it simple in a black suit, black tie and white shirt. 

He completed the look with some shiny black brogue shoes while his hand tattoos peaked out as he walked with his hands in his pockets. 

Dapper: Joaquin Phoenix, 49, seemed to beflying solo as he headed to Chiltern Firehouse without wife Rooney Mara after the Napoleon premiere in London on Thursday

Dapper: Joaquin Phoenix, 49, seemed to beflying solo as he headed to Chiltern Firehouse without wife Rooney Mara after the Napoleon premiere in London on Thursday 

Smart: The Joker star he kept it simple in a black suit, black tie and white shirt

Smart: The Joker star he kept it simple in a black suit, black tie and white shirt

Reviews: Ridley's long-awaited Napoleon biopic has garnered glowing reviews in both Britain and the US (pictured: Joaquin as Napoleon)

Reviews: Ridley’s long-awaited Napoleon biopic has garnered glowing reviews in both Britain and the US (pictured: Joaquin as Napoleon)  

Stunning: Despite supporting her husband on the red carpet at the film's premiere in Paris on Wednesday (pictured), Rooney Mara didn't seem to have made it to the London event

Stunning: Despite supporting her husband on the red carpet at the film’s premiere in Paris on Wednesday (pictured), Rooney Mara didn’t seem to have made it to the London event 

Joaquin stars as Napoleon Bonaparte in the biopic, which depicts the French leader’s rise to power, while Vanessa portrays his first wife Empress Joséphine.

His latest film marks the first time Joaquin has been reunited with director Sir Ridley Scott since starring in Gladiator in 2000. 

Starring alongside Vanessa Kirby in the movie, the pair went their separate directions after the premiere as they continued their night’s at different venues. 

Victoria, who plays Napoleon Bonaparte’s first wife Empress Joséphine in the biopic, headed to Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair for dinner after the event. 

The actress, 35, suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she ripped her delicate semi-sheer top. 

Yet the star remained undeterred by the hole in her sleeve as she continued to sign autographs for fans who had waited outside. 

Vanessa was joined by Ridley Scott and his wife Giannina Facio for the outing. 

Despite the tear, she looked stylish in the satin high-neck top that was paired with a high waisted pencil skirt. 

Leading man: Joaquin takes on the titular role of Napoleon in the hotly-anticipated biopic

Leading man: Joaquin takes on the titular role of Napoleon in the hotly-anticipated biopic

Dapper: Joaquin cut a suave figure in a black suit for the occasion

Dapper: Joaquin cut a suave figure in a black suit for the occasion

Wow! Vanessa looked incredible as she stepped out at the premiere of Napoleon at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London on Thursday

Smart: She joined Joaquin at the premiere of their new movie

Wow! Vanessa joined Joaquin at the premiere of their new movie Napoleon at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square 

Gorgeous: The Crown star looked as elegant as ever as she was seen posing for snaps on the red carpet of the star-studded event

Gorgeous: The Crown star looked as elegant as ever as she was seen posing for snaps on the red carpet of the star-studded event

Pals: Joaquin was seen sweetly planting a kiss on Vanessa's head as the co-stars posed together for their big night

Pals: Joaquin was seen sweetly planting a kiss on Vanessa’s head as the co-stars posed together for their big night

Celebrating: Vanessa was also seen smiling for snaps with Joaquin, who cut a suave figure in a black suit for the occasion

Celebrating: Vanessa was also seen smiling for snaps with Joaquin, who cut a suave figure in a black suit for the occasion

Beauty: For the glitzy premiere, Vanessa cut a glamorous figure in a stunning one-shouldered red gown with a train that billowed out behind her

Beauty: For the glitzy premiere, Vanessa cut a glamorous figure in a stunning one-shouldered red gown with a train that billowed out behind her

The star topped her look off with a pair of patent stiletto heels and pulled her blonde hair back into a neat pony tail.  

For the glitzy premiere, Vanessa cut a glamorous figure in a stunning one-shouldered red gown with a train that billowed out behind her.

She let her outfit do all the talking as she posed up a storm for the camera, making sure all eyes were on her as she stormed the red carpet.

Vanessa was also seen smiling for snaps with Joaquin, who cut a suave figure in a black suit for the occasion.

Joaquin was seen sweetly planting a kiss on Vanessa’s head as the co-stars posed together for their big night.

Also on the red carpet were Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally, who looked as loved-up as ever as they posed arm-in-arm for the cameras. 

Napoleon marks the first time Joaquin has been reunited with director Sir Ridley Scott since starring in Gladiator in 2000. 

Napoleon Bonaparte, later known by his regnal name Napoleon I, was a Corsican-born French military commander and political leader.

Milestone: Napoleon marks the first time Joaquin has been reunited with director Sir Ridley Scott since starring in Gladiator in 2000

Milestone: Napoleon marks the first time Joaquin has been reunited with director Sir Ridley Scott since starring in Gladiator in 2000

Funny: Vanessa was seen gesturing Joaquin to stand alongside her for pictures

Getting ready: She was seen pointing next to her as Joaquin appeared to be walking past

Funny: Vanessa was seen gesturing Joaquin to stand alongside her for pictures

Oh no! Vanessa, 35, suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she ripped her delicate semi-sheer top

Oh no! Vanessa, 35, suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she ripped her delicate semi-sheer top

Dinner: Departing Scott's restaurant in Mayfair, she remained undeterred by the hole in her sleeve as she continued to sign autographs for fans who had waited outside

Dinner: Departing Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair, she remained undeterred by the hole in her sleeve as she continued to sign autographs for fans who had waited outside

Poser: She looked incredible for the big night

Getting glam: Vanessa was seen being given a helping hand arranging her stunning gown on the red carpet

Getting glam: Vanessa was seen being given a helping hand arranging her stunning gown on the red carpet

Glitzy: Vanessa added to her features with a smokey-eye make-up palette and lashings of mascara

Glitzy: Vanessa added to her features with a smokey-eye make-up palette and lashings of mascara

Bombshell: Vanessa kept her accessories minimal as she let her dress do all the talking

Bombshell: Vanessa kept her accessories minimal as she let her dress do all the talking 

Amazing: Vanessa showed off her incredible figure in her gown and swept her blonde locks back into a tight up-do

Amazing: Vanessa showed off her incredible figure in her gown and swept her blonde locks back into a tight up-do 

Good look: Vanessa added some glitz to her ensemble with silver earrings

Good look: Vanessa added some glitz to her ensemble with silver earrings 

Kiss: Joaquin sweetly planted a kiss on Vanessa's head as they posed together

Kiss: Joaquin sweetly planted a kiss on Vanessa’s head as they posed together 

Napoleon: What did the critics say? 

The Daily Mail 

Rating:

‘For me, though it is marginal, this one gets a thumbs down.’ 

Empire 

Rating:

‘This is a historical epic which is constantly on the lookout for subtle ways to undercut historical epics.’

The Guardian

Rating:

‘Ridley Scott dispenses with the symbolic weight attached to previous biopics in favour of a spectacle with a great star at its centre.’ 

The Times 

Rating:

‘Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby are the double act from heaven trapped in a marriage from hell in this new eye-gouging spectacular historical epic.’

The Independent 

Rating:

‘This is a two-and-a-half-hour spectacle that translates brutal history through Scott’s brawny, cannily modern style.’ 

The Telegraph 

Rating:

‘The director’s 28th feature is a magnificent slab of dad cinema, with Phoenix a startling emperor and Vanessa Kirby brilliant as his wife.’

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He gained fame during the French Revolution and led successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

The film explores Napoleon’s climb to power through his relationship with his wife Josephine.

It was previously titled Kitbag which referred to the saying: ‘There is a general’s staff hidden in every soldier’s kitbag.’ The expression means it is possible for any soldier to become a general. 

Speaking about the film, Ridley said: ‘Napoleon is a man I’ve always been fascinated by. 

‘He came out of nowhere to rule everything –but all the while he was waging a romantic war with his adulterous wife Josephine.

‘He conquered the world to try to win her love, and when he couldn’t, he conquered it to destroy her. No actor could ever embody Napoleon like Joaquin.’

Ridley’s long-awaited Napoleon biopic has garnered glowing reviews in both Britain and the US.

However, French critics slammed the film as ‘deeply clumsy’ and ‘boring’ ahead of its release on November 22.

Historian Patrice Gueniffey, writing in Le Point, slammed the film as ‘the film of an Englishman… very anti-French’ and criticised the director for having ‘wokist biases’. 

A reviewer for GQ said the film left them ‘bored’, adding there was something ‘clumsy’ but ‘unintentionally funny’ about seeing French soldiers shout ‘Vive la France‘ with American accents.

Canadian French-language newspaper Le Devoir led with the headline ‘Not Waterloo, but not Austerlitz either,’ referencing Napoleon’s futile last stand in Belgium and his tactical ‘masterpiece’ against the Russians in today’s Czechia.

Friends: Vanessa was seen smiling and laughing with Joaquin as they socialised at the event

Friends: Vanessa was seen smiling and laughing with Joaquin as they socialised at the event 

Gentleman: Joaquin was seen gesturing for Vanessa to go ahead of him at the event

Chatting: The co-stars were seen catching up while posing for snaps

Gentleman: Joaquin was seen gesturing for Vanessa to go ahead of him at the event 

Big night: Vanessa and Joaquin also posed with director Ridley Scott at the premiere

Big night: Vanessa and Joaquin also posed with director Ridley Scott at the premiere 

Smart: Ridley cut a smart figure in an all-black ensemble as he celebrated his film's release

Smart: Ridley cut a smart figure in an all-black ensemble as he celebrated his film’s release  

Cast: Joaquin stars as Napoleon Bonaparte in the biopic, which depicts the French leader's rise to power, while Vanessa (pictured) portrays his first wife Empress Joséphine

Cast: Joaquin stars as Napoleon Bonaparte in the biopic, which depicts the French leader’s rise to power, while Vanessa (pictured) portrays his first wife Empress Joséphine 

Reality: Napoleon Bonaparte, later known by his regnal name Napoleon I, was a Corsican-born French military commander and political leader

Reality: Napoleon Bonaparte, later known by his regnal name Napoleon I, was a Corsican-born French military commander and political leader

The article described Joaquin’s Napoleon as a ‘petulant man-child who doesn’t really seem to know what he’s doing’. 

Criticism of the film’s direction comes after director Ridley has passionately hit back at claims of inaccuracies from historians including Dan Snow.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, French academic Dr Estelle Paranque acknowledged the film’s inaccuracies but insisted that ‘it is a movie, it is not a documentary’.

But, speaking of the depiction of the execution of Marie Antoinette, she said: ‘It did annoy me a little because he made her kind of fearless and a bit feisty, and at the time honestly she was not.’

However, director Ridley hit back at accusations of historical ‘inaccuracies’. In an interview with the New Yorker, he told a critic to ‘get a life’ when pressed.

‘There are 400 books written about him. Maybe the first one was the most accurate, the next one is already doing a version of the author,’ he said.

‘By the time you get to book 399, guess what, there’s a lot of speculation.’

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