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Elton John dazzles at Rocketman premiere alongside leading man Taron Egerton

A beaming Elton John led the star's at Rocketman's UK premiere as he hit the blue carpet clad in a matching navy suit.

The 72-year-old singer, who is the subject of the new biopic, looked suitably dapper in his sharp suit and bow tie, with the word 'Rocketman' written out in black on his blazer.

Lifelong Watford fan Elton was also sporting three diamond encrusted hornets on his lapel, as a nod to his team who lost their FA Cup Final at the weekend.



While in keeping with his trademark quirky sunglasses, Elton opted for a bright pink pair of shades as he posed alongside his film producer husband David Furnish.

The couple were joined by the stars of the film including leading man Taron Egerton.

Taron wore a striped grey suit and tie for the occasion and was joined by girlfriend Emily Thomas, who was clad in a knicker-flashing see-through tulle gown.


While former Bodyguard star Richard Madden, who plays Elton's manager and lover John Reid in the movie, hit the blue carpet solo dressed in a black velvet suit.

He was soon joined by Hollywood actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who transforms into Elton's mother Sheila for the flick – which charts their stormy relationship.


Flame-haired Bryce, who flew straight from the Cannes Film Festival to London for the UK premiere, opted for an elegant lace black gown for the latest press event paired with some strappy black stilletos.

Earlier in the day Bryce appeared on the Lorraine Show we spoke about Elton's 'toxic and damaging' relationship with his mother' which will be explored in the biopic.

Other stars on the navy carpet were supermodel Claudia Schiffer who was looking ultra glamorous in a multi-coloured floorlength number.



Fellow model and actress Liz Hurley was also on hand to support her long-term friend Elton.

Liz stepped out in a chic all white suit teamed with a pastel pink handbag adding a pop of colour to her ensemble.

The stars all turned out at Leicester Square's Odeon Luxe days ahead of Rocketman's UK release.

The eagerly anticipated flick explores Elton's turbulent personal life and incredible rise to fame in the 1970s.

While Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was criticised for downplaying the Queen singer's sexuality, Rocketman is set to take an explicit look at Elton's romances.

Rocketman is released in UK cinemas on May 22

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