2 Oct - The 'Johnny English Reborn' premiere

October 2nd, 2011.

Given I've recently learned that I'll be missing the first six (6) days of the premiere-every-day London Film Festival over a misunderstanding with the way calendars work, it seems I'll be missing some prime opportunities to make photographic hay while the last ebbs of Daylight Savings Time shines upon London.

However, I'll lament that later, because as at right now, there ARE premieres in London. And the weather's just fine, thank you!

A rare Leicester Square premiere! (The last one was Real Steel ). Yellow Cap-less Guy WAS in attendance, but unaccountably I didn't snap a pic (though I did say hello to the guy) - I elected to grab a more photo-happy location over the autograph-happy location many other people opted for.

A rare Leicester Square premiere! (The last one was Real Steel ). Yellow Cap-less Guy WAS in attendance, but unaccountably I didn't snap a pic (though I did say hello to the guy) - I elected to grab a more photo-happy location over the autograph-happy location many other people opted for.

Johnny English will fight dirty if he has to.

Johnny English will fight dirty if he has to.

Well, I think there's still room for a Dilbert and a couple of Fred Bassets there,...

Well, I think there's still room for a Dilbert and a couple of Fred Bassets there,...

One day, Nicholas Cage can be cool again. (This is not Nicholas Cage, but damnit the observation stands)

One day, Nicholas Cage can be cool again. (This is not Nicholas Cage, but damnit the observation stands)

Owes me : $5. Cares : Not. I've since learned his name is Daniel Kaluuya. (Me, 2014:  most of his more notable roles happened after this movie, but I don't want to pollute the timestream by mentioning them here)

Owes me : $5. Cares : Not. I've since learned his name is Daniel Kaluuya. (Me, 2014:  most of his more notable roles happened after this movie, but I don't want to pollute the timestream by mentioning them here)

"Do I mind playing the Russian Bad guy in this film? Babe, I'm just glad they're not typecasting me as Justin Bieber anymore" This is neither Justin Bieber nor Nicholas Cage. His name is Mark Ivanir, and among other roles he's been in Schindler's List (1993), imdb informs me.

"Do I mind playing the Russian Bad guy in this film? Babe, I'm just glad they're not typecasting me as Justin Bieber anymore" This is neither Justin Bieber nor Nicholas Cage. His name is Mark Ivanir, and among other roles he's been in Schindler's List (1993), imdb informs me.

One of the privileges of being Rowan Atkinson is that if you want to drive the custom 9Litre engine Rolls Royce from the movie to the premiere, they'll let you do just that. (He mentioned he'd made them an offer to buy the one-off machine, but Rolls Royce declined)

One of the privileges of being Rowan Atkinson is that if you want to drive the custom 9Litre engine Rolls Royce from the movie to the premiere, they'll let you do just that. (He mentioned he'd made them an offer to buy the one-off machine, but Rolls Royce declined)

"(So I'll steal the car. What's the worst that could happen?)" Hard to say. With the right comedic timing you could make it look like a joke right up until people start pointing guns at. Possibly even beyond that point

"(So I'll steal the car. What's the worst that could happen?)" Hard to say. With the right comedic timing you could make it look like a joke right up until people start pointing guns at. Possibly even beyond that point

*WE're behind you! BEHIND YOU!!!* The other benefit of being Rowan Atkinson is that you can stay in character for as long as you want.

*WE're behind you! BEHIND YOU!!!* The other benefit of being Rowan Atkinson is that you can stay in character for as long as you want.

"This is how I roll, people. ps. Please don't tell my wife that this is how I roll."

"This is how I roll, people. ps. Please don't tell my wife that this is how I roll."

Reporter : "Here he is ladies and gentlemen. The man himself. He's built a rocket, fought a mummy, and climbed up the Eiffel Tower. He's discovered something that doesn't exist, found a dodo bird and given a monkey a shower. Also, .... he's.... wait. Maybe I'm thinking of someone else" Rowan Atkinson : "..."

Reporter : "Here he is ladies and gentlemen. The man himself. He's built a rocket, fought a mummy, and climbed up the Eiffel Tower. He's discovered something that doesn't exist, found a dodo bird and given a monkey a shower. Also, .... he's.... wait. Maybe I'm thinking of someone else"
Rowan Atkinson : "..."

Voice from Crowd : "You're so BUSTED!!" (wait... did I just out myself as a Phineas and Ferb fan? I had no right....)

Voice from Crowd : "You're so BUSTED!!" (wait... did I just out myself as a Phineas and Ferb fan? I had no right....)

On the not-Rowan-Atkinson front, here is another one of the stars of the film, looking variously rubber-faced, cartoonish and awesome. (edited to add : he's Tim McInerny, and among other things he was in the movie Notting Hill)

On the not-Rowan-Atkinson front, here is another one of the stars of the film, looking variously rubber-faced, cartoonish and awesome. (edited to add : he's Tim McInerny, and among other things he was in the movie Notting Hill)

"Well, he's got to go now, and steal a car or do media interviews elsewhere or something..."

"Well, he's got to go now, and steal a car or do media interviews elsewhere or something..."

The Director of the film, last seen identified as "Guy Scratching Head" at the "St Trinians 2 premiere".... (his name is Oliver Parker, and among other things he's directed... uh... (checks imdb)... Hellraiser (1987)?)

The Director of the film, last seen identified as "Guy Scratching Head" at the "St Trinians 2 premiere".... (his name is Oliver Parker, and among other things he's directed... uh... (checks imdb)... Hellraiser (1987)?)

"Warwick, I know this is meant to be a fun occasion, but can we stop for a moment? George Lucas. You've worked with the man, so what's the deal? Now the Ewoks blink, Jabba's got a bigger door and Vader's screaming *NNNnnnnooooOOOooo" at inappropriate points. Where will it end, Warwick? Where will it end?." I say it'll never end. George's just getting ready for whatever format takes off after Bluray.

"Warwick, I know this is meant to be a fun occasion, but can we stop for a moment? George Lucas. You've worked with the man, so what's the deal? Now the Ewoks blink, Jabba's got a bigger door and Vader's screaming *NNNnnnnooooOOOooo" at inappropriate points. Where will it end, Warwick? Where will it end?." I say it'll never end. George's just getting ready for whatever format takes off after Bluray.

It's Gillian Anderson, as previously photographed when slightly pregnant at the "X-Files - I want to believe" premiere, and very pregnant at the "How to lose friends and Alienate people" premiere. She's not pregnant here, I think....

It's Gillian Anderson, as previously photographed when slightly pregnant at the "X-Files - I want to believe" premiere, and very pregnant at the "How to lose friends and Alienate people" premiere. She's not pregnant here, I think....

Gillian Anderson says : "A thousand paperclips and zipper-ends gave their lives for this top, so enjoy it!"

Gillian Anderson says : "A thousand paperclips and zipper-ends gave their lives for this top, so enjoy it!"

Why is it that every time I hear the name "Dominic West" I think of the hobbit dude and the drug-addicted rock star from "Lost"? (On the one hand, I'm talking about myself, but I enjoy the thought that the same thought might be going through Dominic West's mind!). He's best known for 'The Wire' and '300', I suppose.

Why is it that every time I hear the name "Dominic West" I think of the hobbit dude and the drug-addicted rock star from "Lost"? (On the one hand, I'm talking about myself, but I enjoy the thought that the same thought might be going through Dominic West's mind!). He's best known for 'The Wire' and '300', I suppose.

Does Gillian Anderson ever tire of being asked to recall her time in the X-Files?

Does Gillian Anderson ever tire of being asked to recall her time in the X-Files?

Does Dominic West ever tire of being mistaken for Dominic Monaghan? (and/or has he ever been?)

Does Dominic West ever tire of being mistaken for Dominic Monaghan? (and/or has he ever been?)

"And now, enough of questions. Let's just spend a few minutes thinking about Taylor Lautner with his shirt off" Well... I'll just stand here, then.

"And now, enough of questions. Let's just spend a few minutes thinking about Taylor Lautner with his shirt off" Well... I'll just stand here, then.

This is the movie's composer. Composers get a rough deal - they hardly ever get invited to these things which is a shame because I could definitely get excited over Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Trevor Rabin, James Newton Howard and David Arnold. Erm... this guy is none of those, however. His name is Ilan Eshkeri

This is the movie's composer. Composers get a rough deal - they hardly ever get invited to these things which is a shame because I could definitely get excited over Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Trevor Rabin, James Newton Howard and David Arnold. Erm... this guy is none of those, however. His name is Ilan Eshkeri

So, that was fun. Until next time, and enjoy The Archive of Movie Premieres while I figure out how much I'm going to regret missing six days of London Film Festival this year.

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