Jodie Turner-Smith 'targeted by thieves who stole her jewellery'

Jodie Turner-Smith targeted by thieves who stole jewellery – including her mother’s wedding ring – from her hotel suite in Cannes while she ate breakfast with her daughter

  • The actress, 34, tweeted about spending two-and-a-half hours at a police station on Sunday afternoon, but did not explain why she was there 
  • Sources confirmed the crime took place at Marriott on the Croisette – where the star was staying – while she stepped out for breakfast with her daughter, one
  • It was thought tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was taken, however French police have since lowered the value 
  • There were reportedly no signs of a break in on the hotel room door and an investigation is now believed to be underway
  • Jodie has since moved to another hotel and her security detail has been increased

Jodie Turner-Smith had jewellery, including her mother’s wedding ring, stolen from her hotel suite in Cannes on Friday. 

The actress, 34, took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal her plight as she shared a message with 34k followers reading: ‘Didn’t think I would be spending 2.5 hours in the police station on my final day in Cannes, but here we are…’ 

On the same day she attended the police station, she also appeared at the Women In Motion talk during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival, where she put on a brave face to hit the red carpet, while sporting a chunky gold watch and brooch. 

According to Variety, sources confirmed the crime took place at Marriott on the Croisette, when she left her room to have breakfast with her daughter, 15 months. 

It was initially believed tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was taken, however French police have since lowered the value. 

Crime: Jodie Turner-Smith had jewellery, including her mother’s wedding ring, stolen from her hotel suite in Cannes on Friday (pictured at the Women In Motion talk during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival two days later) 

Scene: Sources confirmed the crime took place at Marriott on the Croisette, (pictured), where the star was staying – while she stepped out for breakfast with her daughter, one

A local news outlet, Nice-Martin, reported jewellery had been stolen from an ‘unknown actress’ at a ‘famous hotel’ on the Croisette, in Cannes, with Variety later reporting Jodie had been targeted. 

Just Jared added that the star’s mother’s ring was taken, which occurred in the actress’ hotel room at Marriott on the Croisette while she ate breakfast with daughter Janie, who she shares with actor Joshua Jackson.

There were reportedly no signs of a break in on the hotel room door and an investigation is now believed to be underway. Jodie has since moved to another hotel and her security detail has been increased.  

MailOnline has approached Jodie’s representatives, as well as police and the hotel for further comment. 

Just Jared added that ‘robbers targeted Jodie after she attended the After Yang premiere during the film festival, where she wore lots of rings, necklaces, and earrings’ and ‘robbers thought that Jodie was still in possession of those jewels’. 

The 74th Cannes Film Festival is Jodie’s first, and the doting mother made no mention of the incident during her Women In Motion talk at the festival on Sunday, however later revealed on Twitter she had spent time at a police station. 

Scary: The actress, 34, took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal her plight as she shared a message with 34k followers reading: ‘Didn’t think I would be spending 2.5 hours in the police station on my final day in Cannes, but here we are…’

Posing: On the same day she attended the police station, she also appeared at the Women In Motion talk during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival, where she put on a brave face to hit the red carpet, while sporting a chunky gold watch and brooch

During the Women In Motion event Jodie called for greater opportunities and support afforded to women and people of colour in the film industry. 

The Anne Boleyn star donned a sheer Gucci corset layered beneath a peach coloured two-piece suit. Adorning her lapel was a golden lion brooch, which added to the glamour of the ensemble.  

Starring role: Just Jared added that ‘robbers targeted Jodie after she attended the After Yang premiere during the film festival wearing jewellery’ and ‘robbers thought that Jodie was still in possession of those jewels’ (pictured at the premiere on Thursday) 

Appearance: Hours before the After Yang premiere – which was said to have caught the thieves’ attention, Jodie also attended a photocall

She said: ‘I want to make my life about not only working with incredible directors, but working with women, working with women of colour.

‘Using the opportunities that I have to give opportunities to people where the industry is being gate-kept to them or [who] are not being given the level of respect they deserve when they are extremely talented.’

She also commented on the lack of diversity among film crew behind the scenes, by saying: ‘When you make casting choices and you hire actors of colour in something, you have to hire people who know how to do their make-up, who know how to do their hair, who know how to light them properly.’ 

She added: ‘So many times, it’s like, we are going to tell a story that involves black people, but there are no black people in the writers’ room, there are no women in the writers’ room.’ 

Happy couple: Jodie is pictured with her partner Joshua Jackson and their daughter Janie

Accessorising: Adorning her lapel she also had a golden lion brooch, which matched the watch she wore on her left wrist

Jodie has been at Cannes promoting her upcoming film After Yang, which also stars Haley Lu Richardso.   

After Yang is a science-fiction movie which stars Collin Farrell and Justin H. Min, centering around a family facing up to questions of love, loss and connection when their A.I. helper unexpectedly malfunctions.  

Cannes has become notorious for robberies over the years as cat burglars are well aware that luxury brands lend high-price pieces to A-listers walking the red carpet.

In 2013, a member of the infamous Pink Panthers gang is thought to have snatched gems worth an eye-watering £88million (€103million) from the Carlton hotel, with a £1.4million Chopard necklace stolen the same year.

Daring: Beneath her jacket she wore a daring sheer white lace corset which left little to the imagination

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