Mayfair London September 25 2022: Ellen Thomas graced the Red Carpet for her new film “Mrs Harris Goes To Paris” looking elegant and stylishly fashionable in a matching sequined orangey/red, black and navy striped shirt and trouser set, with a bold, fur-trimmed beige cape. Thomas also sported a very regal up do with her natural locs and black patent shoes with a silver buckle.
In partnership with the House of Dior, MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady (Lesley Manville) in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress and decides that she must have one of her own.
After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.
In Mrs Harris goes to Paris Thomas plays Vi Butterfield, co-writer/director Anthony Fabian, managed to diversify the British classic, while staying true to its source.
He decided to reinvent Vi Butterfield (Ellen Thomas) who is the best friend to Lesley Manville’s haute couture-seeking protagonist Ada Harris. The characters Vi and Ada’s beautiful friendship was a way of Fabian and the Mrs. Harris team to pay tribute to immigration’s role in British history. Vi is a West Indian woman who would have been assumed to be played by a white actress. Who better to play Vi than the extremely versatile Ellen Thomas. IN UK CINEMAS 30 SEPTEMBER 2022
LESLEY MANVILLE, ISABELLE HUPPERT, JASON ISAACS, ELLEN THOMAS
LAMBERT WILSON, ALBA BAPTISTA, LUCAS BRAVO, ROSE WILLIAMS
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