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Ellie Goulding weeps during Bradley Cooper's performance

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Ellie Goulding weeps during Bradley Cooper's performance

Ellie Goulding was a "blubbering fool" as she watched Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man'.

The 28-year-old singer went to see the West End theatre show in London last night (30.07.15) which stars the 40-year-old Hollywood actor in the lead role as severely deformed man Joseph Merrick, who was a "curiosity" in Victoria England.

Ellie was so impressed by Bradley's emotional performance as Merrick she was moved to tears.

In a Twitter post, she wrote: "Met the (incredible) cast and was a blubbering fool ... Very moving performances. Cried lots. New found respect for Bradley Cooper."

The 'Love Me Like You Do' hitmaker revealed the theatre trip was a surprise gift from her boyfriend, McBusted star Dougie Poynter, and she posted a photograph of herself smiling during the interval at the Haymarket Theatre.

She captioned the snap on Instagram: "My surprise was being brought to see The Elephant Man!"

Bradley portrays Merrick - who had a twisted back and growths on his face and the whole right side of his body due to undiagnosed conditions - without the use of prosthetics or make-up and has had to learn how to contort his body to convey Merrick's disabilities.

'The Elephant Man' closes in London on August 9.