Jon Voight
Jon Voight has spoken out in support of his daughter. Kevork Djansezian / Reuters

Jon Voight hopes everything will work out for the best for his daughter, Angelina Jolie, in her divorce from Brad Pitt.

Speaking at the premiere of his film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, he told E! News: "I appreciate everybody's concern and their prayers. Hopefully, things will work out."

Pitt recently made his first red carpet appearance since his split with Jolie at the premiere of his latest film, Allied, in which he co-stars alongside French actress Marion Cotillard.

Pitt looked pensive but fans screamed with excitement when he appeared. "It's really sweet, everyone has been kind out here. It's really nice to have all the support," he said.

When Jolie first filed for divorce, there were rumours that Pitt was having an affair with Cotillard. Both parties denied the accusations, and Cotillard announced she is pregnant with her and husband, Guillaume Canet's, second child. Canet later hit out at the "venal stupidity" of the rumours.

Pitt has since been cleared of abuse allegations against his eldest son, Maddox, while on a private flight in September. A custody agreement has been drawn up between the couple concerning their six children.

"In accordance with this agreement, the six children will stay in their mother's custody, and the children will continue therapeutic visits with their father," a representative for the actress told TMZ.

Voight has had a tumultuous relationship with his daughter for years. A long-time friend, Burt Reynolds, once revealed on the Loose Women programme what he had told him when Jolie was ten years old.

"I met her and I went over to Jon and said, 'You're in big trouble, she is going to be wild! I hope she doesn't hurt you!'" Reynolds said.