Her fiancé Brad Pitt has been supporting her after she underwent a preventative double mastectomy following the discovery that she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer.

But on Sunday night, it was Angelina Jolie’s turn to support her partner, as she attended the London premiere of his new movie World War Z.

Looking stunning in a floor-length black Yves Saint Laurent gown, Angelina said as she walked the black carpet at the Empire cinema at Leicester Square: ‘I’m here for Brad. I’m so proud of him.’

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Supportive: Angelina Jolie goes ahead with missing her aunt's funeral as she turns up to support Brad Pitt at the premiere of his movie World War Z in London on Sunday evening

Supportive: Angelina Jolie goes ahead with missing her aunt’s funeral as she turns up to support Brad Pitt at the premiere of his movie World War Z in London on Sunday evening .

Angelina also said she was ‘feeling great’ as she posed up alongside her fiancé, adding she was ‘proud ‘ of the response to her article about cancer preventative surgery.

‘If it did some good then I’m pleased’, she said as she walked into the cinema.

The actress spent twenty minutes signing autographs. She joked, ‘I’m a director’, as she took cameras from fans and took their photographs and video shots.

Angelina missed her beloved aunt Debbie Martin’s funeral in San Diego to support Brad at the screening.

Debbie’s husband Ron told E! News ahead of the premiere: ‘We are making the final arrangements for the funeral as we speak. But we expect it to be this Sunday at noon at El Camino Memorial in Sorrento Valley near our home.

‘Angelina will be in London on Sunday so she won’t be able to attend but she has been in touch with us and with various other members of the family, which has obviously been lovely and has meant a lot to us.’

Angelina and Brad co-ordinated in matching black ensembles for the premiere, with Angelina wowing in her black silk gown and Pitt looking dapper in a suit with a casual T-shirt underneath.

One fan handed her a fluffy teddy and later she gave it to Sophie Martinez, aged four, who promptly burst into tears.

‘It’s a nice teddy’, Angelina told her soothingly.

Sophie’s parents Douglas and Tatiana, Brazilian students living in Putney, said they were so touched by Angelina’s gesture towards their daughter.

Jessica Chastain, however, skipped the carpet to attend the film. She and Brad were in The Tree of Life together.

Pitt told BBC News as he spoke ahead of the screening: I think it’s pretty much the most intense film you’re going to see all summer.’

The night before on Saturday Brad made an impromptu visit to the first preview screening of World War Z in one of the Empire’s smaller screening auditoriums.

 
'I feel great': It's the first public appearance Angelina has made since undergoing the double mastectomy and she told reporters she was feeling good since the op
'I feel great': It's the first public appearance Angelina has made since undergoing the double mastectomy and she told reporters she was feeling good since the op
 

‘I feel great’: It’s the first public appearance Angelina has made since undergoing the double mastectomy and she told reporters she was feeling good since the op.

He told the audience: ‘This has been a long time coming’.

He was clearly referring to the film’s problematic production with costs rumoured to be in the two hundred million dollar plus range.

He added: ‘I’m willing to bet that this is the most intense film you’ve seen all summer.’

He wasn’t wrong there!

This reporter found himself grabbing his son’s arm when the gruesome got even grosser.

But, then it’s a Zombie movie with a capital Z. Those living dead dudes sure know how to make you sit up in your seat with a jolt.

To be sure, some of the dialogue is cheesy summer fare like hero Brad’s screen wife, played by Mirelle Enos intoning, ‘I remember what it did to you last time’, as she pleads with hubby not to go off and battle the Zombies.

 
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