Steven Spielberg joins actor Gabriel LaBelle at the London premiere of The Fabelmans

Steven Spielberg joins actor Gabriel LaBelle at the London premiere of The Fabelmans

Steven Spielberg looks in good spirits as he joins actor Gabriel LaBelle at the London premiere of The Fabelmans after addressing fears that Covid is an “extinction level” event

Steven Spielberg looked in good spirits while attending the London premiere of his film The Fabelmans at The Curzon Mayfair on Wednesday.

The 76-year-old director was joined on the red carpet by film star Gabriel LaBelle, who plays Steven’s young alter ego in the semi-autobiographical flick.

Steven cut an elegant figure for the screening, wearing a black suit with a matching coat and a purple shirt.

Premiere: Steven Spielberg looked in good spirits as he attended the London premiere of his film The Fabelmans alongside actor Gabriel LaBelle at the Curzon Mayfair on Wednesday

Also present at the event was actress Susan Lynch, who donned a black silk jacket with red floral detailing and wool trimmings.

The star also wore black pants, which she paired with red heels, as she posed alongside her son Hardy.

Lauren Laverne donned a red coat which she wore with a matching dress with a sheer detail.

The garment also featured a high collar, while Lauren paired it with black boots and matching gloves.

Screening: Steven cut an elegant figure for the screening, wearing a black suit with a matching coat and purple shirt

Screening: Steven cut an elegant figure for the screening, wearing a black suit with a matching coat and purple shirt

Event: Steven and Gabriel were joined by The Fablemans producer Kristie Macosko Krieger

Event: Steven and Gabriel were joined by The Fablemans producer Kristie Macosko Krieger

Actor Julian Glover was another famous face at the event alongside his wife Isla Blair.

The Fabelmans is a semi-autobiographical film. It describes the dissolution of the marriage of Mitzi (Michelle Williams) and Burt Fabelman (Paul Dano) as seen through the eyes of Spielberg’s deputy, played by Gabriel.

The director’s alter ego in the film is Sammy Fabelman, the firstborn and only son of Burt and Mitzi, who are in turn lightly disguised versions of Spielberg’s own parents: Arnold Spielberg and his wife Leah.

The film begins with Sammy being taken to the pictures by his parents for the first time.

Looking good: Lauren Laverne donned a red coat which she wore with a matching dress with a sheer detail

Looking good: Lauren Laverne donned a red coat which she wore with a matching dress with a sheer detail

Style: Also present at the event was actress Susan Lynch, who wore a black silk jacket with red floral detailing and wool trimmings

Style: Also present at the event was actress Susan Lynch, who wore a black silk jacket with red floral detailing and wool trimmings

Couple: Actor Julian Glover was another famous face at the event, attending alongside his wife Isla Blair

Couple: Actor Julian Glover was another famous face at the event, attending alongside his wife Isla Blair

Contestant: Brian Cox chose a navy blue blazer, black pants, and a gray turtleneck

Contestant: Brian Cox chose a navy blue blazer, black pants, and a gray turtleneck

Pals: The Succession star posed alongside actress Caroline Goodall

Pals: The Succession star posed alongside actress Caroline Goodall

This dramatizes a real moment in Spielberg’s childhood: one that sparked his lifelong obsession with film.

Spielberg won the Golden Globe for Best Director – his ninth overall – for the film at the 80th Annual Golden Globes last week.

The Fabelmans also won the Golden Globe for Best Picture – Drama.

Fashion: Caroline wore a black top and matching trousers with a chunky gold belt

Fashion: Caroline wore a black top and matching trousers with a chunky gold belt

Star-studded: The actress chatted up Steven when they met on the red carpet

Star-studded: The actress chatted up Steven when they met on the red carpet

Comfortable: Gaby Roslin donned a black wool coat which she paired with blue skinny jeans and navy boots

Comfortable: Gaby Roslin donned a black wool coat which she paired with blue skinny jeans and navy boots

Trendy: Linzi Stoppard opted for a black top and matching trousers, which she combined with a white jacket

Trendy: Linzi Stoppard opted for a black top and matching trousers, which she combined with a white jacket

Steven recently shared that his fears about the Covid-19 pandemic inspired him to make the film.

He said, “I was afraid that this was an end times event and an epic level event, I mean an extinction level event that happened to the world.”

The filmmaker added that his anxiety was leading him to decide what film he really needed to make, if it was to be his last: “If I had a chance to make another film, it would be this story.”

Synopsis: The Fabelmans is a semi-autobiographical film.  It details the dissolution of the marriage of Mitzi (Michelle Williams) and Burt Fabelman (Paul Dano) as seen through the eyes of Spielberg's replacement, played by Gabriel LaBelle

Synopsis: The Fabelmans is a semi-autobiographical film. It details the dissolution of the marriage of Mitzi (Michelle Williams) and Burt Fabelman (Paul Dano) as seen through the eyes of Spielberg’s replacement, played by Gabriel LaBelle