Jared Harris

1 Apr - The Quiet Ones premiere

For the third premiere in three days (behind Divergent and Noah), it was a much smaller, intimate affair. However, as I'd decided I wasn't going to make it four in four days, I thought I'd better go anyway. And even though I'd photographed both Jared Harris before (as recently as yesterday) and Sam Claflin at the premiere of The Hunger Games Catching Fire , I still felt it would be worth it.

Here's how it went down.

The UK has entered summertime, which means premieres are now held in daylight! (What's odd is that this is a horror/thriller movie... probably the one kind of film that doesn't really benefit from a pleasant sunny day)

The UK has entered summertime, which means premieres are now held in daylight! (What's odd is that this is a horror/thriller movie... probably the one kind of film that doesn't really benefit from a pleasant sunny day)

"We're hoping he shows up, but if not we're going to ask Jared Harris to hold up this picture and pose with us".

"We're hoping he shows up, but if not we're going to ask Jared Harris to hold up this picture and pose with us".

"I don't recognise any of these people, but if this Rory Fleck-Byrne dude can unravel my iPod headphones I'll be forever grateful"  Damn... that could take hours.

"I don't recognise any of these people, but if this Rory Fleck-Byrne dude can unravel my iPod headphones I'll be forever grateful" Damn... that could take hours.

"You've seen my film Ouija? That means you're either a time traveller or dead, right?"  Olivia Cooke seems unfazed by either possibility.

"You've seen my film Ouija? That means you're either a time traveller or dead, right?" Olivia Cooke seems unfazed by either possibility.

"When Sam Claflin shows up, please don't get him to sign ALL of your Hunger Games stuff. It'll make both of you uncomfortable, plus you could have done that on set"

"When Sam Claflin shows up, please don't get him to sign ALL of your Hunger Games stuff. It'll make both of you uncomfortable, plus you could have done that on set"

"Be honest, that's Justin Bieber coming from your earpiece, isn't it?"  Sam Claflin has arrived, and he's just taken the moral highground away from the security staff.

"Be honest, that's Justin Bieber coming from your earpiece, isn't it?" Sam Claflin has arrived, and he's just taken the moral highground away from the security staff.

Sam Claflin and actress/wife Laura Haddock pose for the engraver who'll be releasing a newly minted coin in their honour. Laura Haddock is best know for being in The Inbetweeners movie, and also apparently as "Autograph Seeker" in the first Captain America movie.

Sam Claflin and actress/wife Laura Haddock pose for the engraver who'll be releasing a newly minted coin in their honour. Laura Haddock is best know for being in The Inbetweeners movie, and also apparently as "Autograph Seeker" in the first Captain America movie.

"It was a CREDITED role, so it totally counts!!"  Sure it does. Just like I was living in Sydney during the time they filmed The Matrix, so there's every chance I'm in the background and worthy of a best supporting unaware wandering extra nomination.

"It was a CREDITED role, so it totally counts!!" Sure it does. Just like I was living in Sydney during the time they filmed The Matrix, so there's every chance I'm in the background and worthy of a best supporting unaware wandering extra nomination.

Laura Haddock prepares for an outsourced rhymes and lyrics Rap Battle. I've just come off watching the movie Frozen and its seminal masterpiece 'Let It Go' rhymes 'Go' with both 'Dawn' and 'Sky', so I think rhyming dictionaries are out the window.

Laura Haddock prepares for an outsourced rhymes and lyrics Rap Battle. I've just come off watching the movie Frozen and its seminal masterpiece 'Let It Go' rhymes 'Go' with both 'Dawn' and 'Sky', so I think rhyming dictionaries are out the window.

"You watched Frozen? Wasn't it delightful??"  Please do not ever get me drunk and allow me to explain to people why Frozen, in spite of its amazing animation and fantastic music, is actually a story whose script tends towards incoherently illogical and verges on irrationally incompetent. That said, I liked it. It's just no 'Tangled', is all. Seriously, watch 'Tangled' and tell me it's not infinitely superior.

"You watched Frozen? Wasn't it delightful??" Please do not ever get me drunk and allow me to explain to people why Frozen, in spite of its amazing animation and fantastic music, is actually a story whose script tends towards incoherently illogical and verges on irrationally incompetent. That said, I liked it. It's just no 'Tangled', is all. Seriously, watch 'Tangled' and tell me it's not infinitely superior.

Yes I've watched Frozen, and I have listened to Miley Cyrus and I am aware of both the 'Selfie' craze and instagram..... I even attended the 'Divergent' premiere. But through it all I have to admit that I don't understand today's youth. I mean... is this business attire? School uniform? Somehow and in some way ironically meta?

Yes I've watched Frozen, and I have listened to Miley Cyrus and I am aware of both the 'Selfie' craze and instagram..... I even attended the 'Divergent' premiere. But through it all I have to admit that I don't understand today's youth. I mean... is this business attire? School uniform? Somehow and in some way ironically meta?

It's an uncomfortable composition, but I like the aggressively indifferent pose of the journalist to my immediate left. Probably prefers Divergent to Hunger Games and doesn't care who knows it.

It's an uncomfortable composition, but I like the aggressively indifferent pose of the journalist to my immediate left. Probably prefers Divergent to Hunger Games and doesn't care who knows it.

Woohoo! It's the payoff shot. While Sam Claflin explains the complications of being Sam Claflin in this hyperconnected world, journalist lady is elsewhere, in a better world, in a happy place.

Woohoo! It's the payoff shot. While Sam Claflin explains the complications of being Sam Claflin in this hyperconnected world, journalist lady is elsewhere, in a better world, in a happy place.

Just found out about Battle Royale. Mind = Blown. (Just don't watch the sequel... it'll blow your mind in an entirely different and much more unpleasant way)

Just found out about Battle Royale. Mind = Blown. (Just don't watch the sequel... it'll blow your mind in an entirely different and much more unpleasant way)

Jared Harris has arrived. Though I photographed him slightly blurrily at yesterday's  Noah premiere , prior to this I'd only photographed him in the dark flurry of the Independent Film Awards a few years back. I'm surprised he seems to remember me.

Jared Harris has arrived. Though I photographed him slightly blurrily at yesterday's Noah premiere, prior to this I'd only photographed him in the dark flurry of the Independent Film Awards a few years back. I'm surprised he seems to remember me.

Wait.. is Jarred Harris looking at me like that, or the woman in the Black Dress?

Wait.. is Jarred Harris looking at me like that, or the woman in the Black Dress?

He's looking at   ME  ? I'll be honest... I hadn't anticipated that. Mainly because my camera and I were... otherwise occupied.  

He's looking at ME? I'll be honest... I hadn't anticipated that. Mainly because my camera and I were... otherwise occupied.
 

"My wife is in attendance. I had no choice, people!"  Ah. An excellent strategic choice, sir.

"My wife is in attendance. I had no choice, people!" Ah. An excellent strategic choice, sir.

I think Jared Harris and I are having the same silent battle of wills and virtual kung-fu boxing as he had with Robert Downey Jnr in Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows. Apparently I'm not losing by as much as I'd assumed.

I think Jared Harris and I are having the same silent battle of wills and virtual kung-fu boxing as he had with Robert Downey Jnr in Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows. Apparently I'm not losing by as much as I'd assumed.

Damnit, I think he's just won our battle of minds. In my defense, I was distracted by his tie. It's exquisite, and vaguely hypnotic.

Damnit, I think he's just won our battle of minds. In my defense, I was distracted by his tie. It's exquisite, and vaguely hypnotic.

Rory Fleck-Byrne's imdb entry is fairly quiet, including a mysterious gap of nothing from 2005's "Stealaway" to 2014's "Vampire Academy". So make up your own theories, while I assume that it's because it's taken 9 years for his agent to get him typecast as "guy who points". He's got a definite authority about him. I'd definitely look where he's indicating.

Rory Fleck-Byrne's imdb entry is fairly quiet, including a mysterious gap of nothing from 2005's "Stealaway" to 2014's "Vampire Academy". So make up your own theories, while I assume that it's because it's taken 9 years for his agent to get him typecast as "guy who points". He's got a definite authority about him. I'd definitely look where he's indicating.

Director John Pogue is probably better known as a writer - he wrote The Skulls (and its two sequels), US Marshalls which I liked, and the screenplay for the 2002 remake of 'Rollerball' which currently has.... uh.... a rating of 2.9 out of ten on imdb. And I.... kind of think that's a bit generous. Ghost Ship, which has a 5.4, isn't exactly twice as good, either mathematically or conceptually.

Director John Pogue is probably better known as a writer - he wrote The Skulls (and its two sequels), US Marshalls which I liked, and the screenplay for the 2002 remake of 'Rollerball' which currently has.... uh.... a rating of 2.9 out of ten on imdb. And I.... kind of think that's a bit generous. Ghost Ship, which has a 5.4, isn't exactly twice as good, either mathematically or conceptually.

"So it's number ten in race 4, number six in race 8 and number eight in races 10 and 11. Thanks, bro"

"So it's number ten in race 4, number six in race 8 and number eight in races 10 and 11. Thanks, bro"

Is thinking of about six ways of using that pen as a weapon to gain entry to the building. Then remembers that he's JARED HARRIS and THAT'S they'll let him into the building.

Is thinking of about six ways of using that pen as a weapon to gain entry to the building. Then remembers that he's JARED HARRIS and THAT'S they'll let him into the building.

So... that's another one. Next up, assuming I can get there in time for the crush that'll no doubt accompany it, is The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Until next time, it's another one for The Archive of Movie Premieres 

Until next time!

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31 Mar - Noah premiere

Was it really only yesterday that I braved the screams, tears and franchise-liciousness of the Divergent Premiere? Apparently it was. And yet, here I was just one day later, for a premiere arguably even bigger (given the author whose works it was adapted from) : that of director Darren Aronofsky's "NOAH".

Here's how it went down.

Okay, I'll admit - this is one of the coolest 'not red' carpets they've ever had for a premiere : a FLOODED carpet and ark. Either that, or I really need to be getting out of here because I don't think even my Pentax is waterproof enough to survive Biblical deluges.

Okay, I'll admit - this is one of the coolest 'not red' carpets they've ever had for a premiere : a FLOODED carpet and ark. Either that, or I really need to be getting out of here because I don't think even my Pentax is waterproof enough to survive Biblical deluges.

That really is a great carpet. And fake rock. But I can admire it (and the 18 year old rapper with his underpants riding high) for only so long. For me this premiere came down to just one person set to attend: Jennifer Connelly. In the four(ish) years I've photographed premieres, she'd never once shown up at an award, event, or premiere for a movie she was in, nor had she accompanied her husband to any of the awards, events, or premieres for movies HE was in.  Did she, in fact, despite my fond recollection of the movie *Labyrinth (1986)*, even exist?

That really is a great carpet. And fake rock. But I can admire it (and the 18 year old rapper with his underpants riding high) for only so long. For me this premiere came down to just one person set to attend: Jennifer Connelly. In the four(ish) years I've photographed premieres, she'd never once shown up at an award, event, or premiere for a movie she was in, nor had she accompanied her husband to any of the awards, events, or premieres for movies HE was in.

Did she, in fact, despite my fond recollection of the movie *Labyrinth (1986)*, even exist?

"Rain? At the premiere of Noah? That would be so awesome you know it'll never happen"  and indeed, despite being overcast, it did not.

"Rain? At the premiere of Noah? That would be so awesome you know it'll never happen" and indeed, despite being overcast, it did not.

"REALLY? You like those Percy Jackson films? Well, that's good to know because we're going to keep on punching out sequels til we get a court order telling us to stop" . Logan Lerman plays "Ham" in the movie, which is a name so cool I don't care whether it's real or a practical joke perpetrated by imdb to celebrate that today is April 1st.

"REALLY? You like those Percy Jackson films? Well, that's good to know because we're going to keep on punching out sequels til we get a court order telling us to stop". Logan Lerman plays "Ham" in the movie, which is a name so cool I don't care whether it's real or a practical joke perpetrated by imdb to celebrate that today is April 1st.

Patty Smyth collaborated on numerous songs on the soundtrack, though weirdly she doesn't look much like the photo of her on wikipedia, and that was taken in 2011. I can't explain it, but it's approaching midnight for the second night in a row and it's not a mystery I can wholly dedicate my time to. Not with Jennifer Connelly not yet being in this journal.

Patty Smyth collaborated on numerous songs on the soundtrack, though weirdly she doesn't look much like the photo of her on wikipedia, and that was taken in 2011. I can't explain it, but it's approaching midnight for the second night in a row and it's not a mystery I can wholly dedicate my time to. Not with Jennifer Connelly not yet being in this journal.

"Oh, I'm sorry - if you think you can sign a better and neater Darren Aronofsky autograph than I can you're welcome to do so."  This is director Darren Aronofsky, who also directed "Black Swan" for which he was nominated for an Oscar. (I recommend his movies 'Pi' and 'Requiem for a Dream' even more Highly. Well... make sure you don't mind being depressed by 'Requiem before sitting down to watch it)

"Oh, I'm sorry - if you think you can sign a better and neater Darren Aronofsky autograph than I can you're welcome to do so." This is director Darren Aronofsky, who also directed "Black Swan" for which he was nominated for an Oscar. (I recommend his movies 'Pi' and 'Requiem for a Dream' even more Highly. Well... make sure you don't mind being depressed by 'Requiem before sitting down to watch it)

Ray Winstone plays the main bad guy in the film. Well... in saying that, his character isn't the one who DROWNS the world. (But okay, look, I'm here to photograph Jennifer Connelly, not get into theological discussions, so tweet me if you think I should watch Divergent, not if you think I need to revisit my religion).

Ray Winstone plays the main bad guy in the film. Well... in saying that, his character isn't the one who DROWNS the world. (But okay, look, I'm here to photograph Jennifer Connelly, not get into theological discussions, so tweet me if you think I should watch Divergent, not if you think I need to revisit my religion).

"That guy over there bought a copy of 'The Sweeney' on DVD on a ferry from Denmark to Germany and I'd like to shake his hand".  Ray Winstone is very well informed. It cost me all the kronur I had on me at the time, but then again once in Germany I had no need of them.

"That guy over there bought a copy of 'The Sweeney' on DVD on a ferry from Denmark to Germany and I'd like to shake his hand". Ray Winstone is very well informed. It cost me all the kronur I had on me at the time, but then again once in Germany I had no need of them.

This is not Jennifer Connelly. This is Douglas Booth, who plays one of Russell Crowe's sons in the film. Although, having seen the trailer, nobody's hair looks even slightly as good in that film as Douglas' does at this premiere.  If you recognise Douglas Booth, imdb opines that it's probably due to the movie "LOL (2012)" so clearly I don't know Douglas Booth.

This is not Jennifer Connelly. This is Douglas Booth, who plays one of Russell Crowe's sons in the film. Although, having seen the trailer, nobody's hair looks even slightly as good in that film as Douglas' does at this premiere.  If you recognise Douglas Booth, imdb opines that it's probably due to the movie "LOL (2012)" so clearly I don't know Douglas Booth.

"No, I am not 'quote' That Guy From Divergent 'unquote' ".  True. I was at that premiere yesterday and nobody had hair that amazing. Douglas' character's name in this film is "Shem". No surname. I guess it's like "Cher" or "Prince" or "Madonna"...

"No, I am not 'quote' That Guy From Divergent 'unquote' ". True. I was at that premiere yesterday and nobody had hair that amazing. Douglas' character's name in this film is "Shem". No surname. I guess it's like "Cher" or "Prince" or "Madonna"...

"So... about that beard Ray Winstone is sporting in the film. Who ended up keeping it as a souvenir of their time working on the movie?"  Forget the special effects, you should watch the Noah trailer just for Winston's lisp and his two pronged and mudstained beard. I haven't seen anything like it since I last saw a Finnish symphonic metal band live in concert. They were very loud, but being from Finland, they were also very polite. (Please let me know if Jennifer Connelly show up...)

"So... about that beard Ray Winstone is sporting in the film. Who ended up keeping it as a souvenir of their time working on the movie?" Forget the special effects, you should watch the Noah trailer just for Winston's lisp and his two pronged and mudstained beard. I haven't seen anything like it since I last saw a Finnish symphonic metal band live in concert. They were very loud, but being from Finland, they were also very polite. (Please let me know if Jennifer Connelly show up...)

"WOW! That trailer is amazing! Am I in that film?"  Emma Watson has arrived. She was in a little film called 'The Perks of Being A Wallflower' which I really liked. Oh, and the Harry Potter films.

"WOW! That trailer is amazing! Am I in that film?" Emma Watson has arrived. She was in a little film called 'The Perks of Being A Wallflower' which I really liked. Oh, and the Harry Potter films.

"I'm just going to put this interview on hold while Logan Lerman also admires the special effects in the trailer for a movie which doesn't resemble the one he remembers being in"  Actually, they built a full size Ark to the same dimensions of the one mentioned in the Bible for the movie. But I believe the Earth flooding was not covered by the insurance company they went with, so they went digital for those scenes.

"I'm just going to put this interview on hold while Logan Lerman also admires the special effects in the trailer for a movie which doesn't resemble the one he remembers being in" Actually, they built a full size Ark to the same dimensions of the one mentioned in the Bible for the movie. But I believe the Earth flooding was not covered by the insurance company they went with, so they went digital for those scenes.

Meanwhile, Jared Harris isn't actually in this film - he played Moriarty in the most recent Robert Downey Jnr / Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes film. Still.. until Jennifer Connelly arrives, I'm happy to photograph him, the carpet, the fake styrofoam rocks and failing all that Russell Crowe.

Meanwhile, Jared Harris isn't actually in this film - he played Moriarty in the most recent Robert Downey Jnr / Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes film. Still.. until Jennifer Connelly arrives, I'm happy to photograph him, the carpet, the fake styrofoam rocks and failing all that Russell Crowe.

How many people does it take to sign an Emma Watson autograph? Apparently somewhere between four and eight.

How many people does it take to sign an Emma Watson autograph? Apparently somewhere between four and eight.

Newsflash from Leicester Square : Jennifer Connelly exists!!

Newsflash from Leicester Square : Jennifer Connelly exists!!

Newsflash from Leicester Square : Jennifer Connelly continues to exist, and appears to be awesomely friendly. Which thankfully means her prior absence from all premieres and events appears not to be the result of inherent evilness. Which, yes, is a compliment. (The candour and honesty of my compliments to The Ladiez are one of the things about myself I admire most) (calling them 'The Ladiez' I'm not sure about)

Newsflash from Leicester Square : Jennifer Connelly continues to exist, and appears to be awesomely friendly. Which thankfully means her prior absence from all premieres and events appears not to be the result of inherent evilness. Which, yes, is a compliment. (The candour and honesty of my compliments to The Ladiez are one of the things about myself I admire most) (calling them 'The Ladiez' I'm not sure about)

I should probably say something clever. Seductive. Compliment her dress. Her shoes. Her teeth. Something. Anything. Needless to say I'm still single... but both frustratingly (and helpfully) I do remember to take photos even on occasions my brain is frazzled like this.

I should probably say something clever. Seductive. Compliment her dress. Her shoes. Her teeth. Something. Anything. Needless to say I'm still single... but both frustratingly (and helpfully) I do remember to take photos even on occasions my brain is frazzled like this.

I could take photos of Jennifer Connelly all day... as evidenced by the fact that (a) I am, and (b) apparently Hugh Jackman has randomly shown up and as at this moment I am not too fussed. (I'm genuinely sorry, but if you wanted Hugh Jackman photos you also could have made the time and travelled to London for this event)

I could take photos of Jennifer Connelly all day... as evidenced by the fact that (a) I am, and (b) apparently Hugh Jackman has randomly shown up and as at this moment I am not too fussed. (I'm genuinely sorry, but if you wanted Hugh Jackman photos you also could have made the time and travelled to London for this event)

I'm not entirely certain about this thing with wearing small bluetooth headsets as jewellery, but I'm going to say I like it. As for the dress? I'm pretty impressed. I assume it was made using slave labour conditions and sells for a trillion times its labour cost... but there are some ladies that might be considered worthy of that. (Again... working child labour into a compliment paid to a beautiful woman... yay/nay?)

I'm not entirely certain about this thing with wearing small bluetooth headsets as jewellery, but I'm going to say I like it. As for the dress? I'm pretty impressed. I assume it was made using slave labour conditions and sells for a trillion times its labour cost... but there are some ladies that might be considered worthy of that. (Again... working child labour into a compliment paid to a beautiful woman... yay/nay?)

"She's beautiful, pretty, talented, an Oscar winner, married to Jarvis from Iron Man, her dress is cooler than my suit, her hair is amazing.... in fact I don't know where I'm going with this question so I'm going to trail off uncomfortably and hope she can save me from myself..."  Jennifer Connelly will do her very best.

"She's beautiful, pretty, talented, an Oscar winner, married to Jarvis from Iron Man, her dress is cooler than my suit, her hair is amazing.... in fact I don't know where I'm going with this question so I'm going to trail off uncomfortably and hope she can save me from myself..." Jennifer Connelly will do her very best.

"Okay, I'll sign more autographs. But that guy's compliments scare, annoy and intrigue me in equal measure"  I still call that a victory of sorts. Unless or until restraining orders are properly filed, it's all okay. (No?)

"Okay, I'll sign more autographs. But that guy's compliments scare, annoy and intrigue me in equal measure" I still call that a victory of sorts. Unless or until restraining orders are properly filed, it's all okay. (No?)

Oh very well. Here's Hugh Jackman.

Oh very well. Here's Hugh Jackman.

Emma Watson scale shot. She does indeed look petite, though I'm not saying any right hook she could throw wouldn't hurt. Those of the bodyguards I assume would.

Emma Watson scale shot. She does indeed look petite, though I'm not saying any right hook she could throw wouldn't hurt. Those of the bodyguards I assume would.

"I'm sorry, I'm kind of too cool to see you right now"  She didn't say that - in fact I'd say Emma Watson signed more autographs than anyone else of the cast, and it's not as if they didn't all sign a lot. Kudos to nice people. (The people behind me whose forward motion might have put many tsunamis to shame, were equally polite, they just didn't care much about the damage they were causing to my ribcage)

"I'm sorry, I'm kind of too cool to see you right now" She didn't say that - in fact I'd say Emma Watson signed more autographs than anyone else of the cast, and it's not as if they didn't all sign a lot. Kudos to nice people. (The people behind me whose forward motion might have put many tsunamis to shame, were equally polite, they just didn't care much about the damage they were causing to my ribcage)

He honestly had no idea there was such a thing as "A Beautiful Mind" merchandise. Russell Crowe won a Best Actor Oscar for being in 'Gladiator' but in my opinion that role could have been played just as well by Kurt Russell, Gary Busey or possibly (but probably not) Keanu Reeves. But conversely I thought he was brilliant in A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, 3:10 to Yuma and The Next Three Days... and those only garnered a single nomination.

He honestly had no idea there was such a thing as "A Beautiful Mind" merchandise. Russell Crowe won a Best Actor Oscar for being in 'Gladiator' but in my opinion that role could have been played just as well by Kurt Russell, Gary Busey or possibly (but probably not) Keanu Reeves. But conversely I thought he was brilliant in A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, 3:10 to Yuma and The Next Three Days... and those only garnered a single nomination.

And then, surprisingly, those on the carpet took on a rather sombre tone for a few minutes. I'm not sure what happened. It's not like the dealers, fans and crazies behind me stopped surging forward like a zombie horde or anything.

And then, surprisingly, those on the carpet took on a rather sombre tone for a few minutes. I'm not sure what happened. It's not like the dealers, fans and crazies behind me stopped surging forward like a zombie horde or anything.

If I'm reading the body language correctly, and I'd like to think I am, it appears it's me and not Russell Crowe who was her greatest inspiration on set during the making of this film? I'm honoured, of course. These journals don't write themselves.

If I'm reading the body language correctly, and I'd like to think I am, it appears it's me and not Russell Crowe who was her greatest inspiration on set during the making of this film? I'm honoured, of course. These journals don't write themselves.

" ....I have nothing to say right now"  To be fair to host Alex Zane, that's kind of my vocal reaction to Jennifer Connelly as well, so I won't judge him too harshly.

"....I have nothing to say right now" To be fair to host Alex Zane, that's kind of my vocal reaction to Jennifer Connelly as well, so I won't judge him too harshly.

"My dress? Yes, my dress appears to be semi-translucent under what you laughingly call 'the right kind of light'..... if any of the people taking photos could please be discreet with your editing I'd appreciate it. Also your HEAD appears to have disappeared inside that camera you're now wearing and it's frightening me"

"My dress? Yes, my dress appears to be semi-translucent under what you laughingly call 'the right kind of light'..... if any of the people taking photos could please be discreet with your editing I'd appreciate it. Also your HEAD appears to have disappeared inside that camera you're now wearing and it's frightening me"

Emma Watson's neck vein doesn't get a lot of work, but when it does its dedication to its craft can surprise you.

Emma Watson's neck vein doesn't get a lot of work, but when it does its dedication to its craft can surprise you.

"You rocked in that movie I directed you in, Russell!!!"  Director Darren Aronofsky heckles from the upper balcony, which is a location very few stars use for that (or any other) purpose.

"You rocked in that movie I directed you in, Russell!!!" Director Darren Aronofsky heckles from the upper balcony, which is a location very few stars use for that (or any other) purpose.

" The guy up there literally showed up on set every day and tried to tell me what to do. It was crazy."  I assume he meant Darren Aronofsky and not the author of the book.

"The guy up there literally showed up on set every day and tried to tell me what to do. It was crazy." I assume he meant Darren Aronofsky and not the author of the book.

And on that cheerful note (and that amazingly high disembodied hand on the left), it's time to head back to the office to pick up my stuff, and rush to the train station and see how delayed tonight's train home is. Fifteen minutes? Enough time to buy takeaway dinner, then!

And on that cheerful note (and that amazingly high disembodied hand on the left), it's time to head back to the office to pick up my stuff, and rush to the train station and see how delayed tonight's train home is. Fifteen minutes? Enough time to buy takeaway dinner, then!

So... that was pretty great, actually! Maybe it's more fun to write when I can be cynical, but every now and then it's nice to be at a premiere that's.... well... nice. It's another one for The Archive of Movie Premieres  and hopefully I'll be able to find enough sleep in the next four or five hours to make it to tomorrow's smaller premiere as well.

Until next time!

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