13 Nov - The 'Nativity! 2 - Danger in the Manger' Premiere

November 13th, 2012.

Leicester Square is currently in the grip of three premieres in three days - the "inside" square has been turned into some kind of weird Christmas Park for "Rise of the Guardians" on Thursday; while outside on three of the Square's four edges there are sleeping bags and mattresses for fans camping out for tomorrow's Twilight Breaking Dawn part2 premiere, and the final remaining edge is for today's rather smaller premiere for Nativity2 "Danger in the Manger".

I'm not making this up.

Here's how it went down.

I don't see any Twihards on this vertice, so this must be the place. The TV screens in the background are for Twilight tomorrow, though. (And there is another bank of them ahead and to the right in front of another cinema)

I don't see any Twihards on this vertice, so this must be the place. The TV screens in the background are for Twilight tomorrow, though. (And there is another bank of them ahead and to the right in front of another cinema)

"I'll trade my wristband for access to this awesome premiere". I doubt that. There are only 400 of those wristbands for tomorrow's premiere (and not even I have one), while at this premiere even the press pen was open to people with serous enough looking cameras...

"I'll trade my wristband for access to this awesome premiere". I doubt that. There are only 400 of those wristbands for tomorrow's premiere (and not even I have one), while at this premiere even the press pen was open to people with serous enough looking cameras...

Cute girl with glasses clearly wishes she was elsewhere. Well... she should've moved over to OUR side of the carpet. That was the fun part where all the cool people hung out.

Cute girl with glasses clearly wishes she was elsewhere. Well... she should've moved over to OUR side of the carpet. That was the fun part where all the cool people hung out.

I don't know who this is, but the Pentax autofocus went straight for the jacket.

I don't know who this is, but the Pentax autofocus went straight for the jacket.

The woman with the tiara is Melanie Masson, but I have no idea who Melanie Masson is. The guy in the background is a placid villain from a 1980s Russian-era Bond-clone movie. I think the kid is just a kid.

The woman with the tiara is Melanie Masson, but I have no idea who Melanie Masson is. The guy in the background is a placid villain from a 1980s Russian-era Bond-clone movie. I think the kid is just a kid.

You know, I also think MY hair needs more bounce. (It's currently hidden behind a beanie)

You know, I also think MY hair needs more bounce. (It's currently hidden behind a beanie)

Comrade, together will crush those capitalist pigs, I promise.

Comrade, together will crush those capitalist pigs, I promise.

I'm being totally serious : Capitalism has failed us, people! Just because nobody's camping outside stock exchanges hasn't changed that. (also, it could be the Hat talking...)

I'm being totally serious : Capitalism has failed us, people! Just because nobody's camping outside stock exchanges hasn't changed that. (also, it could be the Hat talking...)

"The wings I'm wearing are not actually functional, silly". I understand. The 'Cheer Up' t-shirt I'm wearing is also mainly ornamental.

"The wings I'm wearing are not actually functional, silly". I understand. The 'Cheer Up' t-shirt I'm wearing is also mainly ornamental.

This man needs to be given entry to the Twilight premiere tomorrow. Because if it pisses off even one or two Twilight fans, it's worth it.

This man needs to be given entry to the Twilight premiere tomorrow. Because if it pisses off even one or two Twilight fans, it's worth it.

"What's Nativity2 about? I have no idea. But *"Danger in the Manger"* rhymes, baby. So it must be true, no?"

"What's Nativity2 about? I have no idea. But *"Danger in the Manger"* rhymes, baby. So it must be true, no?"

Director-Writer Debbie Isitt also wrote/directed the first Nativity film AND is composer of the soundtrack in both. Beat *that*, Joss Whedon.

Director-Writer Debbie Isitt also wrote/directed the first Nativity film AND is composer of the soundtrack in both. Beat *that*, Joss Whedon.

"Dude, your hair might be mighty fine, but you're no RPatz, so pi55 off" . I think this is Amy Winehouse's goddaughter. Her connection with this film may be minimal (?)

"Dude, your hair might be mighty fine, but you're no RPatz, so pi55 off" . I think this is Amy Winehouse's goddaughter. Her connection with this film may be minimal (?)

This is Marc Wooton, and not "Ben Affleck letting himself go post-Argo". He was in both of the Nativity films AND the similarly Christmas themed 'Arthur Christmas' on the offchance that you're interested in the filmography.

This is Marc Wooton, and not "Ben Affleck letting himself go post-Argo". He was in both of the Nativity films AND the similarly Christmas themed 'Arthur Christmas' on the offchance that you're interested in the filmography.

"Whatever he's saying, it's a lie. That I was awesome to work with and a true talent? Yeah... LIE" David Tennant, behind Marc Wooton, of course, is best known for having been Dr Who. And also Barty Crouch in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

"Whatever he's saying, it's a lie. That I was awesome to work with and a true talent? Yeah... LIE" David Tennant, behind Marc Wooton, of course, is best known for having been Dr Who. And also Barty Crouch in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

David Tennant doubts the veracity of your scurrilous assertions. Or maybe simply doesn't think much of your tie.

David Tennant doubts the veracity of your scurrilous assertions. Or maybe simply doesn't think much of your tie.

Something violent is about to go down in Leicester Square, and weirdly it doesn't involve either vampires or werewolves.

Something violent is about to go down in Leicester Square, and weirdly it doesn't involve either vampires or werewolves.

And we all waited, uncomfortably, for that intimate moment to conclude.

And we all waited, uncomfortably, for that intimate moment to conclude.

"Listen, Baby. I'm as much of a fan of your Justin Bieber wallpaper archive as the next guy, but I kind of have a premiere to attend..."

"Listen, Baby. I'm as much of a fan of your Justin Bieber wallpaper archive as the next guy, but I kind of have a premiere to attend..."

"OMG! That mailbox looks like Bender from Futurama!!" "That's great, Ma'am. But I'm busy"

"OMG! That mailbox looks like Bender from Futurama!!"
"That's great, Ma'am. But I'm busy"

So... that was fun. Tomorrow will almost certainly not be, unless I can get a remote-controlled helicopter mounted DSLR to take photos of Twilight from low earth orbit. But hey, I still have the photos from the prior Twilight premiere... which is something not every thirty-something male can claim with any real degree of pride (?)

And it's another entry for The Archive of Movie Premieres of course

Until Next Time!

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