Keira Knightley was forced to skip the premiere of her boyfriend's directorial debut in London on Thursday night (21Oct10) after falling sick.
Knightley stars alongside Colin Firth in short film Steve, which is written and directed by her partner Rupert Friend.
But The Young Victoria star had to walk the red carpet solo in the actress' absence.
Friend, who starred opposite Knightley in 2005's Pride and Prejudice, told reporters at the event his girlfriend was too ill to attend, admitting she has been feeling "under the weather".