Rooney Mara, who will play the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander, in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", is dating the son of "A Clockwork Orange" star, Malcolm McDowell. His son, Charles McDowell is making a name for himself already as a fledgling director.

Although Rooney Mara has been rocketed into the role of Hollywood glitterati with her new role as the heroine in the movie adaptations of Stieg Larsson's novels Charles family connections has meant that he is an old hand on the Hollywood scene.

Charles is the son of actors Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenbergen. Steenbergen is now married to Ted Danson, who just happens to be Charles' godfather.

This shot was snapped as the pair said their farewells before Mara heads off to Sweden to begin filming "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" alongside Daniel Craig.