Thandie Newton is every inch the proud parent as daughter Nico Parker celebrates Dumbo London premiere

Thandie Newton, right, and her daughter Nico Parker (Picture: AP)

Thandie Newton looked every inch the proud parent on Thursday as her daughter made her London debut at the premiere of Dumbo.

Nico Parker, 14, takes a lead role in the upcoming Disney live action adaptation of the classic animation.

As she walked the red carpet, her parents Thandie and director Ol Parker, joined her as they posed for pictures.

Family affair (Picture: Empics)

They also posed for snaps with Nico’s co-stars including Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, and Eva Green, as well as director Tim Burton.

The cast and crew of Dumbo (Picture: Reuters)

The movie follows Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who ‘finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war’.

All this changes however, when circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists him to care for a newborn elephant, whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock – until it’s discovered, by Nico and fellow new thespian Finley Hobbins, that he can fly.

Thandie has become a mama bear, says Nico (Picture: Getty)
Danny DeVito plays the circus ringleader (Picture: AP)

Nico previously revealed her actress mum can be very protective and has taken on a ‘mama bear’ role as she follows in her footsteps.

Nico also stars alongside Colin Farrell (Picture: AP)

Speaking about their relationship, she said: ‘[My mum] is very “mama bear” over me.

‘Just the fact that she’s been through things herself, it also teaches me what situations I can avoid, or what situations that I can stay in.’

Despite having some famous faces for parents – dad Ol recently the directing Mamma Mia sequel – she recently confessed she didn’t want any advice from either of them, and revealed she’s learned how to speak up for herself as she got older.

Proud parents Ol Parker and Thandie Newton (Picture: Wireimage)

‘When I was younger, in my friend group, I was quieter. I wouldn’t really step on anyone’s toes,’ she told Teen Vogue.

‘As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that if I think I’m right, or if I know my opinion, I’m not afraid to stand up for what I believe in. ‘

She added: ‘For young people, it’s often said that we’re always on our phones, and we’re not aware of our surroundings, and we’re not aware of what’s going on in the world.

‘It’s the complete opposite.’

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