10 June - The "Mr Holmes" Premiere

June 10th, 2015.

It was only yesterday that I basked in the unapologetic bro-ness of The 'Entourage' European premiere. Now, one day later, different part of London, different movie... but more Bro-Ness. Of the Awesome kind, at the "Mr Holmes" premiere.

Here's how it went down.

The location : The Odeon Kensington. And rather than a Red Carpet, this one had a COBBLESTONE Carpet, cloth and everything. Tres chic. I'd totally steal that... and the removal truck I'd need to carry it (I might have to move on to kidnapping people for the purposes of carrying it)

The location : The Odeon Kensington. And rather than a Red Carpet, this one had a COBBLESTONE Carpet, cloth and everything. Tres chic. I'd totally steal that... and the removal truck I'd need to carry it (I might have to move on to kidnapping people for the purposes of carrying it)

Near as I can tell, this is not the Modern British Sherlock, nor the American with Female Watson Sherlock, or the Guy Ritchie Movies Sherlock... in this one he's older, possibly more senile, but spectacularly dressed.

Near as I can tell, this is not the Modern British Sherlock, nor the American with Female Watson Sherlock, or the Guy Ritchie Movies Sherlock... in this one he's older, possibly more senile, but spectacularly dressed.

One rather visible 'guest' at this premiere : pollen and detritus from surrounding trees. We've bypassed spring and headed directly into summer, here.

One rather visible 'guest' at this premiere : pollen and detritus from surrounding trees. We've bypassed spring and headed directly into summer, here.

Our first arrival is actress Laura Linney, three-time Oscar nominee. But most of the people shoving stuff at her seem to know her best from her role in "Love, Actually". (Me? The Truman Show, 1998)

Our first arrival is actress Laura Linney, three-time Oscar nominee. But most of the people shoving stuff at her seem to know her best from her role in "Love, Actually". (Me? The Truman Show, 1998)

Laura Linney's three Oscar nominations (Kinsey, The Savages, You Can Count On Me) are all not in the top four movies she's best known for on imdb.com (Truman Show, Mystic River, Primal Fear and The Exorcism of Emily Rose)... that's like me : all my most viewed premiere journals (woo! Kundo Age of the Rampant! A Bunch of Amateurs! The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby!) aren't the ones I enjoyed most either!

Laura Linney's three Oscar nominations (Kinsey, The Savages, You Can Count On Me) are all not in the top four movies she's best known for on imdb.com (Truman Show, Mystic River, Primal Fear and The Exorcism of Emily Rose)... that's like me : all my most viewed premiere journals (woo! Kundo Age of the Rampant! A Bunch of Amateurs! The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby!) aren't the ones I enjoyed most either!

"I know I still owe you those five dollars... next time, I promise!" That'll be the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel, then?

"I know I still owe you those five dollars... next time, I promise!" That'll be the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel, then?

Some time later, our next arrival, main drawcard, and owner of some of the nicest scarves I've ever seen : it's Sir Ian McKellen!! (I last photographed him, waving at me, at the world premiere of The Hobbit : Battle of the Five Armies)

Some time later, our next arrival, main drawcard, and owner of some of the nicest scarves I've ever seen : it's Sir Ian McKellen!! (I last photographed him, waving at me, at the world premiere of The Hobbit : Battle of the Five Armies)

Five Oscar nominations between them, plus the aforementioned great scarf. When the director arrives shortly, you'll probably assume that since he directed the last two Twilight Movies, he won't have any Oscar Nominations. Weirdly, you'd be wrong...

Five Oscar nominations between them, plus the aforementioned great scarf. When the director arrives shortly, you'll probably assume that since he directed the last two Twilight Movies, he won't have any Oscar Nominations. Weirdly, you'd be wrong...

Ian McKellen doesn't just have a knighthood (and awesome scarf) he's also legitimate Nerd Royalty - having played Gandalf in the entirety of The Hobbit / Lord of the Rings trilogies AND the mutant Magneto in the X-Men movies

Ian McKellen doesn't just have a knighthood (and awesome scarf) he's also legitimate Nerd Royalty - having played Gandalf in the entirety of The Hobbit / Lord of the Rings trilogies AND the mutant Magneto in the X-Men movies

"I'm about to steal all your jewellery. Hold on.. this may take a while. It works in all the movies, though"

"I'm about to steal all your jewellery. Hold on.. this may take a while. It works in all the movies, though"

"You don't know who I am but you're photographing me anyway? Why would you do that??" why indeed.

"You don't know who I am but you're photographing me anyway? Why would you do that??" why indeed.

Young Milo Parker is so new to acting his photo isn't even on imdb.com, yet. However.. he's in this film, and one released last year, one other to be released this year, and one currently filming. Which makes him slightly more employed in showbusiness than me, damnit.

Young Milo Parker is so new to acting his photo isn't even on imdb.com, yet. However.. he's in this film, and one released last year, one other to be released this year, and one currently filming. Which makes him slightly more employed in showbusiness than me, damnit.

Director Bill Condon would probably be best known for directing Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2.. however he's won an Oscar - Best Adapted Screenplay for "Gods and Monsters", plus another nomination for adapting the screenplay for the musical Chicago.

Director Bill Condon would probably be best known for directing Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2.. however he's won an Oscar - Best Adapted Screenplay for "Gods and Monsters", plus another nomination for adapting the screenplay for the musical Chicago.

Clearly the face of a man who knows if this movie can get just one (1) awards nomination for ANYTHING, there's a great chance it'll bump Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 out of the top four movies he's best known for on imdb.com

Clearly the face of a man who knows if this movie can get just one (1) awards nomination for ANYTHING, there's a great chance it'll bump Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 out of the top four movies he's best known for on imdb.com

I don't know who this is, if I'm being honest. However, the "old dudes" quotient of this premiere is starting to get dangerously skewed (and - awesomely - is about to be skewed further), but while I've got a chance, a camera, and a target seemingly happy to be photographed, I'm not going to say no. (You're welcome... or... hold on, Patrick Stewart is coming!!)

I don't know who this is, if I'm being honest. However, the "old dudes" quotient of this premiere is starting to get dangerously skewed (and - awesomely - is about to be skewed further), but while I've got a chance, a camera, and a target seemingly happy to be photographed, I'm not going to say no. (You're welcome... or... hold on, Patrick Stewart is coming!!)

It's Patrick Stewart!! (And Professor X is about to meet Magneto... and not while in a wheelchair!)

It's Patrick Stewart!! (And Professor X is about to meet Magneto... and not while in a wheelchair!)

"I feel a presence. Something I've not felt since.... oh. Right. The last internet Meme of us being awesomely cool togeher...."

"I feel a presence. Something I've not felt since.... oh. Right. The last internet Meme of us being awesomely cool togeher...."

It's not often I take a photo I'd humbly submit could be called "awesome"... but I'm calling it that. It's probably One Benedict Cumberbatch And One Tom Hiddleston In This Hug away from personally causing the melting down of The Internet.

It's not often I take a photo I'd humbly submit could be called "awesome"... but I'm calling it that. It's probably One Benedict Cumberbatch And One Tom Hiddleston In This Hug away from personally causing the melting down of The Internet.

"Get him to turn around? No... I don't think I'll do that... what's in it for me?"

"Get him to turn around? No... I don't think I'll do that... what's in it for me?"

"If this jacket had any metal buckles and I really was Magneto, I'd be pushing you into the cinema to join the popcorn queue, because I don't want to miss this screening..."

"If this jacket had any metal buckles and I really was Magneto, I'd be pushing you into the cinema to join the popcorn queue, because I don't want to miss this screening..."

"This guy? Star Trek Captain. It's no Gandalf role, obviously, but go easy on him..."

"This guy? Star Trek Captain. It's no Gandalf role, obviously, but go easy on him..."

"Pssst.. are those old dudes, like, famous?" If this is actress Hattie Morahan, then she's in this film. If not... then I've been distracted from taking yet more photos of Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart by something shiny.

"Pssst.. are those old dudes, like, famous?" If this is actress Hattie Morahan, then she's in this film. If not... then I've been distracted from taking yet more photos of Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart by something shiny.

On the "random arrivals, non-shiny-dress-wearing" front, this is Josh Gad, arguably best known for being the voice of Olaf (the snowman) in Disney's 'Frozen'

On the "random arrivals, non-shiny-dress-wearing" front, this is Josh Gad, arguably best known for being the voice of Olaf (the snowman) in Disney's 'Frozen'

This is how little I estimate Josh Gad would want me to go on at length about how little I liked Disney's Frozen and how I thought it was considerably inferior to the much-better "Tangled".

This is how little I estimate Josh Gad would want me to go on at length about how little I liked Disney's Frozen and how I thought it was considerably inferior to the much-better "Tangled".

"If you can reach out this far, you can high-five me. Otherwise, I'm afraid I have nothing more for you"

"If you can reach out this far, you can high-five me. Otherwise, I'm afraid I have nothing more for you"

"I'm not a rap star, and I don't do High-Fives. What do you want me to sign?"

"I'm not a rap star, and I don't do High-Fives. What do you want me to sign?"

So... overall, that was pretty awesome. And, amazingly, it seems there's every chance of me attending a THIRD premiere in THREE days tomorrow. Let's see if i can wake up on time for that.

For now, though, it's another entry for the ever-growing index that is "The Archive of Movie Premieres".

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