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Talulah Riley and beau Thomas Brodie-Sangster looked loved-up as they attended the UK premiere of their new Sex Pistols drama Pistol on Monday.
Thomas, 31, who plays music manager Malcolm McLaren in the drama, looked dapper in a striped suit and black top as he stood arm-in-arm with Talulah, 36, who is the ex-wife of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk, 50.
Talulah, who plays fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, brought the glamour in a strapless black PVC dress, paired with stiletto heels.
Fun: Talulah Riley and beau Thomas Brodie-Sangster looked loved-up as they attended the UK premiere of their new Sex Pistols drama Pistol on Monday
She opted for gothic make-up and slicked back locks.
They began dating during filming over the summer and their relationship remained undetected until The Mail on Sunday learned that Talulah’s previous romance with Matthew Rice had come to an abrupt end.
‘Talulah and Matthew were on-off for a long time, but it seems that romance fell by the wayside to make room for Thomas,’ said a source.
‘Talulah was dating Matthew right up until the spring, and he’s still a little shocked and saddened it has all ended between them.’
Couple: Thomas, 31, who plays music manager Malcolm McLaren in the drama, looked dapper in a striped suit and black top as he stood arm-in-arm with Talulah, 36, who is the ex-wife of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk , 50
Dapper: The star embodied his rock persona in the stylish look
Iconic: Thomas plays music svengali Malcolm McLaren in the drama (pictured R)
Rock on: The star was seen getting into character as the music icon as he filmed earlier this year
Matthew confirmed the split when approached, saying: ‘She’s a wonderful and amazing girl, she’s utterly gorgeous. Whoever gets to be with her, whether famous or not, is a lucky man.
‘It’s such a pity it ended. I was so lucky to be in her attendance for a bit. It was on and off for a long time and it eventually ended without any arguments. We are still friends but we aren’t in regular touch any more.’
She wed £180 billion PayPal and Tesla tycoon Elon in 2010. They divorced two years later, remarried in 2013 and split again in 2016.
At the time, Elon said: ‘We took some time apart for several months to see if absence makes the heart grow fonder, and unfortunately it did not.’
Diminutive Thomas’s star is in the ascendant since his acclaimed role in Netflix chess drama The Queen’s Gambit in 2020.
Based on Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the series from Academy Award-winner Boyle, who also serves as Executive Producer and director, was created by Craig Pearce and written by Pearce and Frank Cottrell Boyce.
In a statement confirming the series last January, Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment, said: ‘It’s great to be back in business with Danny Boyle, an exceptional artist responsible for so many great feature films and TV series.
‘Steve Jones was at the centre of the storm that shook the rock establishment and we’re thrilled to have Danny and the rest of the creative team tell his story as a member of one of music’s most notorious bands – the Sex Pistols.’
Boyle added: ‘Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent. This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever.’
‘It is the detonation point for British street culture…where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion…and everyone had to watch & listen…and everyone feared them or followed them.
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Coming soon: Fans have been given an early taste of what to expect from the appropriately titled Pistol, a six-part drama set to air on digital channel FX later this year
‘The Sex Pistols. At its centre was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac – a hero for the times – Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there.’
Anchored by Jones’ memoir, which offers a fascinating new perspective on one of rock’s greatest ever stories, Pistol moves from West London’s council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of Never Mind the B*llocks.
Their single God Save the Queen was banned by the BBC and reached Number 1 on the UK’s NME chart, but appeared at Number 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot.
Boyle has had an acclaimed TV and movie career. His 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won eight, including the Academy Award for Best Director.
His new series will also star Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Christian Lees as Glen Matlock, Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten and Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen.
Pistol is set for release on FX in the US and Disny+ in the UK on May 31.
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Uncanny: Louis Partridge, left in character, and bassist Sid Vicious, pictured right in 1978
Wow: Anson Boon, pictured left in character, and Johnny Rotten, pictured right, in 1976
Character: Toby Wallace, left in character, and guitarist Steve Jones, pictured right in 1978
Role: Jacob Slater, left in character, and drummer Paul Cook, pictured right in 1978
Photos released from the set of Pistol show actress Emma Appleton, who plays Nancy, arm-in-arm with the actor playing guitarist Steve Jones (left). Jones claims to have had sex with Nancy, but it is for her relationship with Sid (right in 1978) for which she will be forever remembere
Exciting: Iris Law (L) will follow in her father Jude’s acting footsteps by making her screen debut as Soo Catwoman (R) in the Sex Pistols drama
The man behind the band: Thomas Brodie-Sangster (L) is set to take on the role of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren (pictured right in 1978)
Actress Sydney Chandler (left) plays rocker Chrissie Hynde (right)