October 29th, 2008
Advance apologies for this one. No, I didn't photograph the Princes Harry and William, or Samantha Bond, or Giancarlo Giannini, or Bob Geldof, or Jack White. And the photos I did take of Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane and various semi-unidentifiable celebrities all suffer from what you'd generally call "a lack of light".
Which is bound to happen in England when the sun sets around 5pm and stars arrive at premieres around 6pm and the floodlights are only in the hoarded-up parts of Leicester Square where 'special people' are allowed. (Not that I'm bitter!)
Anyway, the best of what I was able to get were:
Well, I won't lie. I've had more fun at premieres than this one, especially since this one was so restricted and kept away from the public, and held in near-darkness. Also, might I also say the people standing around me were among the most ruthless (and tall) I've seen at a premiere - except for that pretty blonde lady whose foot I stepped on : I'm sorry about that!
edited to add : fortunately redemption would come along four years later with James Bond for the world premiere for 'Skyfall'