Jamie Dornan and Kenneth Branagh appear at premiere of 'Belfast' in Toronto

By Nadia Breen

Jamie Dornan has been pictured with Kenneth Branagh at the premiere of 'Belfast'.

The Holywood native and Branagh attended the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, September 12.

Branagh’s new semi-autobiographical drama 'Belfast' stars Dornan and is a personal and joyful story about the power of memory, set in late 1960s Northern Ireland.

It's set to be released on November 12 and also stars Ciarán Hinds, Judi Dench, Caitriona Balfe and newcomer Jude Hill.

At the centre of the film is Buddy, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, whose life is filled with familial love and a blossoming romance.

Jamie Dornan at the 'Belfast' premiere (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Balfe and Dornan play the boy's "glamorous, working-class" parents, with Dench and Ciarán Hinds playing his grandparents.

The movie has been criticised by leading American publications for its use of "difficult to understand" accents.

The Hollywood Reporter claimed the movie's "thick Irish brogue" was hard to interpret at times, but praised the "well drawn and beautifully played" characters.

Dornan and Branagh were also spotted last week with celeb pals at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival in Colorado.

The 39-year-old Northern Irish star was seen having a lively chat with celeb actress Kristen Dunst and also spent time with American actor and director Matt Dillon and Fifty Shades of Grey co-star Dakota Johnson.


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