Brendan Fraser looks trimmer than ever at The Whale event in London


Brendan Fraser looks trimmer than ever as dapper star steps out for The Whale event in London – after scooping Critics’ Choice Best Actor gong

Brendan Fraser looked trimmer than ever as he arrived at London’s Ham Yard Hotel for a The Whale Q&A event on Thursday.

The actor, 54, who recently won the Best Actor gong at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday – cut a dapper figure in a black shirt, straight leg jeans and trainers as he stepped out.

The star wrapped up against the chill in a navy sports jacket as he arrived. 

Dapper: Brendan Fraser looked trimmer than ever as he arrived at London’s Ham Yard Hotel for a The Whale Q&A event on Thursday

Brendan has recently been nominated for the Best Actor Award at the 2023 BAFTA Film awards due to be held on February 19.

In The Whale, Brendan portrays Charlie a reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

The outing comes after the actor sobbed as he earned the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor at the ceremony on Sunday night.

The actor had tears running down his face as he earned the Best Actor gong for his work on The Whale in what was the most emotional moment of the night at the event which featured a star-studded red carpet.

Fraser – who at several points had to stop his speech to gain his composure – ended his speech on an emotional and encouraging note as he said: ‘If you, a guy like Charlie who I played played in this movie.

Star: The actor, 54, who recently won the Best Actor gong at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday - cut a dapper figure in a black shirt, straight leg jeans and trainers as he stepped out

Star: The actor, 54, who recently won the Best Actor gong at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday – cut a dapper figure in a black shirt, straight leg jeans and trainers as he stepped out

Transformative: In The Whale, Brendan portrays Charlie a reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter

Transformative: In The Whale, Brendan portrays Charlie a reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter

Walk and talk: The star wrapped up against the chill in a navy sports jacket as he arrived

Walk and talk: The star wrapped up against the chill in a navy sports jacket as he arrived

Off he goes: The star is hot on the promo trail for his acclaimed film

Off he goes: The star is hot on the promo trail for his acclaimed film 

Dapper: The star looked relaxed as he headed into the venue

Dapper: The star looked relaxed as he headed into the venue

‘If you struggle with obesity or you feel like you are in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen. Thank you. Good night.’

The star-studded audience was in tears during the speech as Abbott Elementary actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph and Lisa Ann Walter were seen getting emotional during the speech.

Henry Winkler was even seen giving the fellow thespian a standing ovation. 

Brendan’s actress girlfriend Jeanne Moore had tears streaming down her face as she joined Winkler on the standing ovation. 

The Whale marks Fraser’s first Hollywood project in almost ten years and his first lead role in a movie since straight-to-DVD thriller Breakout in 2013.

The movie had its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September, where Fraser got emotional onstage during a standing ovation after the screening.

He subsequently broke down again during another lengthy ovation at the London Film Festival screening last month.

His moment: Brendan sobbed as he led the way for a night of epic career comebacks as he earned a top honor at the Critics' Choice Awards 2023 on Sunday night

His moment: Brendan sobbed as he led the way for a night of epic career comebacks as he earned a top honor at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2023 on Sunday night

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