Aaron Taylor Johnson, 32, and his wife Sam, 55, watch Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie
Aaron Taylor Johnson and wife Sam enjoyed a night out on Wednesday to watch Jodie Comer’s play at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre.
The actor, 32, and his filmmaker wife, 55, made for trendy displays as they headed out to watch the one-woman show Prima Facie, which is heading to Broadway next year.
Aaron cut a casual figure in black jeans and a partially unbuttoned striped shirt, which gave a flash of his toned figure.
Date night: Aaron Taylor Johnson and wife Sam enjoyed a night out at the theater on Wednesday to see Jodie Comer’s play at London’s Harold Pinter Theater
He completed his stylish ensemble with a cream blazer and stayed comfortable in a pair of white sneakers when he reached the capital.
The Kick-Ass star adorned his attire with a series of silver rings and a draping necklace, while sculpting his dark brown locks into natural waves.
His wife Sam, whom he married in 2012, looked effortlessly chic in blue flared jeans and a striped shirt, and seemed to coordinate her look with Aaron.
She completed her sensational outfit with a pair of chunky brown leather sandals and kept her essentials in a brown handbag slung over one shoulder.
Fun times: The actor, 32, and his filmmaker wife, 55, put on trendy displays as they went out to watch the one-woman show Prima Facie, which hits Broadway next year
The director of A Million Little Pieces styled her golden locks straight, loosely over her shoulders and framing her face with round glasses.
She adorned her ensemble with a dainty necklace, gold earrings and a watch, holding a face mask in one hand.
Aaron and Sam, who are 23 years old, met on the set of the 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, which Sam directed when she was 42 and he 18.
The English couple announced their engagement later that year and married in a ceremony in Somerset, England, in 2012.
Relationship: Aaron and Sam met on the set of the 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, which Sam directed, when she was 42 and he 18 (pictured in November 2021)
At the time of their first collaboration, Aaron went by the surname Johnson, while Sam was named Taylor-Wood, but both took the married name Taylor-Johnson.
The lovebirds teamed up again in 2018 with their adaptation of James Frey’s pseudo-memoir A Million Little Pieces.
The couple co-wrote the film, marking it as Aaron’s first screenwritership.
He starred in the film as Frey, who is sent to a rehab center after suffering a serious drug fall.
Romance: The English couple announced their engagement later that year and married in 2012 in a ceremony in Somerset, England
And they seemed as smitten as ever enjoying a Wednesday date night to watch Jodie’s play Prima Facie.
The production, which heads to Broadway next year, has gathered a host of celebrity guests to watch it, including Anne Robinson, Jeremy Irons and Fiona Shaw.
In the one-woman show, Jodie stars as the idealistic young lawyer Tessa, who specializes in defending rape suspects.
Described as ‘thoroughbred’, her character defames victims until she is sexually abused and forced to go against the system she has abused throughout her career.
Directed by Justin Martin, Prima Facie was written by Australian-British lawyer-turned-playwright Suzie Miller and marked Jodie’s West End debut.
Show: Jodie Comer’s one-woman show Prima Facie sees her play the idealistic young lawyer Tessa, who specializes in defending rape suspects
Patrick Marmion of the Daily Mail awarded Jodie’s “savage but forensic performance” a strong four out of five stars.
He wrote: ‘Comer blows us away in a brutal yet forensic performance told in a snow storm of rapidly shifting perspectives.
“She gets us on the side as the high-flying lawyer with her native Liverpool accent and anti-Establishment stance – at one point she throws rubbish at the audience.
But her abrupt disintegration into feverish, ashen confusion is deeply disturbing.
“While her performance spans a stunning range from cocky joy to despair and humiliation, it is the subject matter that dominates the evening.”
Acclaim: The Daily Mail’s Patrick Marmion awarded Jodie’s ‘fierce but forensic performance’ in Prima Facie, which heads to Broadway next year, with four out of five stars
James confirmed that he would like Prima Facie to have another limited season in London, where it played in front of a packed crowd during an 11-date preview run.
He added that the piece “feels like it could be a really powerful cop” when discussing how victims of sexual assault are treated by the police and the courts.
“Every eight minutes a woman reports rape in the UK,” he said, before pointing out that only a fraction of those cases end up in court.
Once Jodie was cast as Tessa, it was decided to give the character a working-class Liverpudlian voice.
Prima Facie – What’s the verdict?
Arifa Akbar writes: ‘Jodie Comer’s West End stage debut is a baptism of fire by any standard. A one-woman play about a lawyer who specializes in defending men accused of sexual assault, until she herself is assaulted, it requires frantic, non-stop physical and emotional engagement from the lead.’
Dominic Cavendish writes, “West End debuts aren’t much more amazing than Jodie Comer’s solo tour de force.
“Her performance, which runs for 100 minutes, propels her to the forefront of stage stars.
“It has to be said that the 29-year-old Liverpudlian seems incapable of making a mistake when it comes to career moves.”
Baz Bamigboye writes: ‘What a truly magnificent debut this is. Comer is phenomenal and masters the stage.
“Comer, 29, puts on a fearless, flawless performance as Tessa, a criminal attorney who specializes in defending rapists.”
Andrzej Lukowski writes: “Jodie Comer delivers a tour de force in this slightly awkward assault monologue.”