'Derry Girls' and 'Bridgerton' star Nicola Coughlan dazzles as she gets all 'dolled up' in silver gown for Barbie premiere

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‘Derry Girls’ and ‘Bridgerton’ actress Nicola Coughlan continues to take the world by storm and dazzled at the premiere in London on Thursday of the upcoming Barbie movie.

The Galway actress will forever be part of Derry and a ‘Derry girl’ through her fabulous portrayal of Claire in Channel 4’s Derry Girls and people across the city and beyond have been watching closely as her star continues to rise.

Nicola plays ‘Diplomat Barbie’ in the highly-anticipated movie and stunned at the premiere in Leicester Square in a gorgeous silver custom Wiederhoeft dress with droplet glass jewels.

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The look was crafted by Wiederhoeft using fabrics exclusively made from TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers and TENCEL™ LUXE filament yarns and embellished with Swarovski crystals.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Nicola Coughlan attends The European Premiere Of "Barbie" at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images for Warner Bros. )LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Nicola Coughlan attends The European Premiere Of "Barbie" at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images for Warner Bros. )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Nicola Coughlan attends The European Premiere Of "Barbie" at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images for Warner Bros. )

Nicola wore the bespoke red-carpet look to show support of and spotlight eco-couture as the first in a series of creative collaborations in a partnership that celebrates the next generation of designers embracing sustainable materials and environmentally conscious practices.

For her make-up, MUA Neil Young used products from the Pat McGrath new pretty in pink Divine Blush: Colour Balm Collection, creating a look for Nicola that was ‘inspired by Barbie’s love of beauty but translated in a modern and wearable way’.

Nicola told Vogue that her look was inspired by the ‘Sparkle Eyes Barbie’ doll she loved as a child. The Swarovski glass crystals on the dress, which was created with sustainable satin, are inspired by Barbie’s sparkle eyes.

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Others stars on the premiere’s pink carpet included America Ferrera, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, Ryan Gosling, Ncuti Gatwa, Will Ferrell and Dua Lipa.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Nicola Coughlan attends the "Barbie" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Nicola Coughlan attends the "Barbie" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Nicola Coughlan attends the "Barbie" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The Barbie movie will be released on July 21.

There are a busy few months ahead for the actress as the third series of the Netflix hit Bridgerton, in which she portrays the character Penelope, is set to be released soon.

While the release date is yet to be confirmed, fans are very excited ahead of the new series, which focuses on the love story between Nicola’s character Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton.

Netflix recently revealed a ‘first look’ of the characters in season three, sending fans into a frenzy.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: (L-R) Chris Taylor, Connor Swindells, Andrew Leung, Hannah Khalique-Brown, Tom Stourton, Mette Towley, Alexandra Shipp, America Ferrera, Sharon Rooney, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, Ryan Gosling, Ncuti Gatwa, Ana Cruz Kayne, Issa Rae, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie Demetriou, Hari Nef, Will Ferrell, Dua Lipa, Simu Liu, Emma Mackey, Andrew Wyatt, Rob Brydon and Emerald Fennell attend the "Barbie" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: (L-R) Chris Taylor, Connor Swindells, Andrew Leung, Hannah Khalique-Brown, Tom Stourton, Mette Towley, Alexandra Shipp, America Ferrera, Sharon Rooney, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, Ryan Gosling, Ncuti Gatwa, Ana Cruz Kayne, Issa Rae, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie Demetriou, Hari Nef, Will Ferrell, Dua Lipa, Simu Liu, Emma Mackey, Andrew Wyatt, Rob Brydon and Emerald Fennell attend the "Barbie" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: (L-R) Chris Taylor, Connor Swindells, Andrew Leung, Hannah Khalique-Brown, Tom Stourton, Mette Towley, Alexandra Shipp, America Ferrera, Sharon Rooney, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, Ryan Gosling, Ncuti Gatwa, Ana Cruz Kayne, Issa Rae, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie Demetriou, Hari Nef, Will Ferrell, Dua Lipa, Simu Liu, Emma Mackey, Andrew Wyatt, Rob Brydon and Emerald Fennell attend the "Barbie" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Nicola is also starring in Channel 4’s six-part series ‘Big Mood’ with Lydia West.

She recently posted on her Instagram page how the show ‘has been one of my favourite things I’ve ever done and one of the best experiences of my life’.