Robert Downey Jr. shares massive hug with Dolittle co-star Emma Thompson at London screening

Rebecca Speare-Cole
Emma Thompson and Robert Downey Jr attend the "Dolittle" special screening: Getty Images

Robert Downey Jr. and Emma Thompson put on an animated display of affection at the Dolittle screening in London.

The Iron-Man star, 54, shared a massive hug with his co-star Emma Thompson, 60, ahead of the special screening at Cineworld Leicester Square on Saturday.

He wore a pair of Doc Martins, a red scalf and dark shades as Thompson dazzled in a chic overcoat, pairing her blonde pixie cut with big dangling earrings.

The duo shared a warm embrace on the red carpet before breaking out into a variety of hilarious animal poses.

Cast members Robert Downey Jr. and Emma Thompson hug (REUTERS)

Thompson plays Polly the talking parrot in the film while Downey Jr plays Dr Dolitte in the remake of the classic children's film.

She posed alongside a crouched down Robert with her arms outstretched to resemble bird wings.

Emma Thompson and Robert Downey Jr attend the

Downey Jr. joined in on the animistic action by beating his hands on his chest like a gorilla.

His wife Susan Downey also attended the screening to support her husband, as did his other co-star Tom Holland, 23, who plays a long-haired lurcher called Jip in the film.

Susan Downey, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland and Emma Thompson attend the

Instead of embodying the character on the red carpet, Holland brought his pet dog Tess to the screening instead.