Venice Film Festival 2021: Anya Taylor-Joy, 25, joins rumoured beau Matt Smith at premiere


They fuelled romance rumours as they put on a very cosy display during a boat ride into Venice on Saturday.

And Anya Taylor-Joy and her rumoured beau and co-star Matt Smith set the red carpet alight as they arrived for the premiere of their film, Last Night In Soho, during the 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

The Queen’s Gambit actress, 25, commanded attention in a bright pink form-fitting gown which showcased her svelte physique as she posed for pictures on the star-studded red carpet.

Anya’s dress was cinched around her waist with a belt and featured a dramatic train on the front of the garment, which she had styled with a pair of stilettos in the same shade.

Anya styled her platinum blonde dresses in loose sleek waves and wore a matching fascinator atop her flowing locks, while highlighting her striking features with a glamorous coat of make-up.

The screen star appeared in high spirits as she posed beside Matt, who was sporting a black suit with satin lapels, teamed with a dark grey shirt and dress shoes. 

Handsome pair: The pair looked incredibly chic as they arrived together

Handsome pair: The pair looked incredibly chic as they arrived together 

Come closer: In long shots taken during their scenic boat ride, the duo were sat apart before scooting closer to one another

New couple? Anya and Matt fuelled romance rumours on Saturday as they put on a very cosy display in a water taxi

Loved-up? The screen star appeared in high spirits as she posed beside Matt, who was sporting a black suit with satin lapels, teamed with a dark grey shirt and dress shoes

All eyes on me! The Queen's Gambit actress, 25, commanded attention in a bright pink form-fitting gown which showcased her svelte physique as she posed for pictures on the star-studded red carpet

Loved-up? The screen star appeared in high spirits as she posed beside Matt, who was sporting a black suit with satin lapels, teamed with a dark grey shirt and dress shoes

Animated: Anya's dress was cinched around her waist with a belt and featured a dramatic train on the front of the garment, which she had styled with a pair of stilettos in the same shade

Animated: Anya’s dress was cinched around her waist with a belt and featured a dramatic train on the front of the garment, which she had styled with a pair of stilettos in the same shade

Blonde beauty: Anya styled her platinum blonde dresses in loose sleek waves and wore a matching fascinator atop her flowing locks, while highlighting her striking features with a glamorous coat of make-up

Suave: Matt cut a smouldering figure as he posed for snaps

Blonde beauty: Anya styled her platinum blonde dresses in loose sleek waves and wore a matching fascinator atop her flowing locks, while highlighting her striking features with a glamorous coat of make-up

Line-up: The rumoured couple were joined by Michael Ajao, Edgar Wright (L-R)

Line-up: The rumoured couple were joined by Michael Ajao, Edgar Wright (L-R)

Dashing: Matt wore his jet black hair swept back off his handome face

Dashing: Matt wore his jet black hair swept back off his handome face

Dashing: Matt wore his jet black hair swept back off his handome face

Hello! Anya sweetly waved to fans as she made her way up the red carpet

Hello! Anya sweetly waved to fans as she made her way up the red carpet

Mwah! The actress posed by blowing a kiss to the waiting crowds

Mwah! The actress posed by blowing a kiss to the waiting crowds

Strike a pose! At one stage Matt donned a pair of shades and posed in front of a sports car

Sultry: The Doctor Who actor posed with his hands in his pockets

Strike a pose! At one stage Matt donned a pair of shades and posed in front of a sports car

Love life: Before being linked to Anya, Matt was previously in a long-term relationship with Lily James

Love life: Before being linked to Anya, Matt was previously in a long-term relationship with Lily James

Love life: Before being linked to Anya, Matt was previously in a long-term relationship with Lily James

Line-up: Krysty Wilson-Cairns, from left, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith and Michael Ajao (L-R)

Line-up: Krysty Wilson-Cairns, from left, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith and Michael Ajao (L-R)

During their PDA-packed boat trip earlier in the day, Anya was seen stroking the actor’s locks and cuddling him in a boat taxi, on their way to the swanky event in Italy. 

In long shots taken during their scenic boat ride, the duo were sat apart before scooting closer to one another. Matt was seen with one arm resting behind Anya as she affectionately gazed at him.

The pair appeared relaxed in each other’s company and comfortable in each other’s personal space during the day out. As they stepped out of the boat taxi, Matt wrapped one hand around the waist of Anya while they posed for pictures. 

Thankful: Anya showcased her incredible diamond jewellery

Thankful: Anya showcased her incredible diamond jewellery

Gothic glam: Krysty Wilson-Cairns wowed in a sweetheart-style black tulle dress

Gothic glam: Krysty Wilson-Cairns wowed in a sweetheart-style black tulle dress

Gothic glam: Krysty Wilson-Cairns wowed in a sweetheart-style black tulle dress

All smiles: Krysty opted for a plum lipstick and accessorised with diamond earrings

All smiles: Krysty opted for a plum lipstick and accessorised with diamond earrings

Famous ex: Matt previously dated actress Lily James but the pair went their separate ways in 2020 (pictured in 2015)

Famous ex: Matt previously dated actress Lily James but the pair went their separate ways in 2020 (pictured in 2015)

Caught her eye: Meanwhile Anya was said to be dating boyfriend Malcom McRae in July (pictured in May) and he reportedly moved in with her

Caught her eye: Meanwhile Anya was said to be dating boyfriend Malcom McRae in July (pictured in May) and he reportedly moved in with her 

Matt previously dated actress Lily James but the pair went their separate ways in 2020. 

Meanwhile Anya was said to be dating boyfriend Malcom McRae in July and he reportedly moved in with her.   

MailOnline have reached out to Anya and Matt’s reps for comment. 

Anya and Matt both take on starring roles in Last Night In Soho. The movie is directed by Edgar Wright, and was one of the films pushed back amid the Covid pandemic.

Hey! The actor was a natural on the red carpet in front of the cameras

Hey! The actor was a natural on the red carpet in front of the cameras

With cinemas opening across the world once more, it is slated for an October 2021 release.

Anya plays a seemingly-creepy showgirl from 1960s London, whom a modern-day fashion student aspires to be. 

The young fashionista – played by Thomasin McKenzie – begins to connect with Anya’s hedonistic ‘ghost’, channeling her into her work as a designer.  

Aw! Michael was joined by his father who wore traditional dress

Aw! Michael was joined by his father who wore traditional dress

Aw! Michael was joined by his father who wore traditional dress

Sweet: Michael looked after his dad as he brought him up on the red carpet

Sweet: Michael looked after his dad as he brought him up on the red carpet

Thriller: Anya and Matt return to screens in the forthcoming chiller Last Night In Soho, which is slated for an October 2021 release

Thriller: Anya and Matt return to screens in the forthcoming chiller Last Night In Soho, which is slated for an October 2021 release

Coming soon: The movie is directed by Edgar Wright, and was one of the films pushed back amid the covid pandemic

Coming soon: The movie is directed by Edgar Wright, and was one of the films pushed back amid the covid pandemic

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