3 Sep - The 'Legend' World Premiere, London

September 3rd, 2015.

Just two days ago I was getting rained upon and reluctantly reminiscing about tragic Rugby World Cup Final defeats .... and now here I am again, back in Leicester Square, willing to have another go at this weird hobby of mine. This one? A movie about a real life pair of twins who are some kind of British Crime Folk Heroes. These crazy brits have some odd heroes....

Here's how it went down:

"If Tom Hardy plays two characters, does this mean everyone will get to interview him twice?"

"If Tom Hardy plays two characters, does this mean everyone will get to interview him twice?"

"Yes, I wrote 'Assassins' for Banderas and Stallone back in '95. I'm surprised you remember" Director Brian Helgeland went on to win an Oscar for best Screenplay for LA Confidential back in 1997, but action movies often have their scripts snubbed by The Academy.

"Yes, I wrote 'Assassins' for Banderas and Stallone back in '95. I'm surprised you remember" Director Brian Helgeland went on to win an Oscar for best Screenplay for LA Confidential back in 1997, but action movies often have their scripts snubbed by The Academy.

"The screenplay to Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 was magnificent. That said, I didn't write it."

"The screenplay to Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 was magnificent. That said, I didn't write it."

Our first arrival from the cast itself is Christopher Eccleston, the 9th Incarnation of Dr Who (we're up to the double digits now, I understand... I'm (still) not much of a fan), who also played the Evil Albino Elf Thing Dude Villain in Thor : The Dark World.

Our first arrival from the cast itself is Christopher Eccleston, the 9th Incarnation of Dr Who (we're up to the double digits now, I understand... I'm (still) not much of a fan), who also played the Evil Albino Elf Thing Dude Villain in Thor : The Dark World.

""As you can see, I'm not really trying very hard to sign this. I hope you appreciate my minimal-yet-not-quite-zero amount of effort. Also my pen is invisible."

""As you can see, I'm not really trying very hard to sign this. I hope you appreciate my minimal-yet-not-quite-zero amount of effort. Also my pen is invisible."

"I'll field this one, Chris. Malekith was NOT a lame villain. He just had difficulty out-charisma-ing Loki. Anyone would"

"I'll field this one, Chris. Malekith was NOT a lame villain. He just had difficulty out-charisma-ing Loki. Anyone would"

Mel Raido is best known on imdb for nothing I've previously watched, and as such this is about as good a picture of him as I took on mere suspicion he might be in this movie. The hair is particularly lustrous..

Mel Raido is best known on imdb for nothing I've previously watched, and as such this is about as good a picture of him as I took on mere suspicion he might be in this movie. The hair is particularly lustrous..

Thanks to red-nosed not-santa on the right, I'm still short a good photo of Mel Raido. That's a pity. Then again, I don't have a lot of photos of Santa Claus lookalikes..

Thanks to red-nosed not-santa on the right, I'm still short a good photo of Mel Raido. That's a pity. Then again, I don't have a lot of photos of Santa Claus lookalikes..

Tom Hardy plays the dual roles of Ronald and Reginald Kray in this film, but this year for me he's best known for being Mad Max in the movie Mad Max, and damn that film was awesome and he was great in it even though he had basically no dialogue.

Tom Hardy plays the dual roles of Ronald and Reginald Kray in this film, but this year for me he's best known for being Mad Max in the movie Mad Max, and damn that film was awesome and he was great in it even though he had basically no dialogue.

"You remember me from when I didn't have a beard in 'Inception'? That's pretty awesome!". I even remember him from when he had a giant asthma inhaler in front of his face for most of The Dark Knight Rises, turned up despite massive flu at the premiere of This Means War, was at Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and was frikkin' awesome in the movie 'Locke'.. bottom line : he's a pretty great actor and a very nice guy.

"You remember me from when I didn't have a beard in 'Inception'? That's pretty awesome!". I even remember him from when he had a giant asthma inhaler in front of his face for most of The Dark Knight Rises, turned up despite massive flu at the premiere of This Means War, was at Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and was frikkin' awesome in the movie 'Locke'.. bottom line : he's a pretty great actor and a very nice guy.

I'm not 100% there on who 'Morrissey!!! Eeee!!' is, however I'm guessing if they were going to put his portrait on a coin, this is what it would look like... I assume his fans would insist upon the open suit showing a bare chest on legal tender....?

I'm not 100% there on who 'Morrissey!!! Eeee!!' is, however I'm guessing if they were going to put his portrait on a coin, this is what it would look like... I assume his fans would insist upon the open suit showing a bare chest on legal tender....?

"With a cast that large, I'm surprised you remember me!" Especially with the change in hair colour. Hannah Murray plays Gilly in 'Game of Thrones' (she's Samwell Tarly's girlfriend) - whose season 5 world premiere at the Tower of London seems like a long time ago.

"With a cast that large, I'm surprised you remember me!" Especially with the change in hair colour. Hannah Murray plays Gilly in 'Game of Thrones' (she's Samwell Tarly's girlfriend) - whose season 5 world premiere at the Tower of London seems like a long time ago.

"Craster was an a55hole!! And I mean that in the nicest possible way, while also hating him" Game of Thrones is that kind of show... and weirdly, another member of the cast who is in this film is also at this premiere.

"Craster was an a55hole!! And I mean that in the nicest possible way, while also hating him" Game of Thrones is that kind of show... and weirdly, another member of the cast who is in this film is also at this premiere.

I don't know who he is or if he's in the film, but if the MCU needs a villain they could do worse than cast this guy. I don't think you'd even need an origin story... that hair with that coat is surely nefarious enough.

I don't know who he is or if he's in the film, but if the MCU needs a villain they could do worse than cast this guy. I don't think you'd even need an origin story... that hair with that coat is surely nefarious enough.

"Love the coat? You can't have it!". Tara Fitzgerald may be best known for being in 'Brassed Off' and 'Exodus Gods and Kings'... but she's also the wicked wife of Stannis Barratheon in Game of Thrones. Except I don't she's ever smiled once in that role.

"Love the coat? You can't have it!". Tara Fitzgerald may be best known for being in 'Brassed Off' and 'Exodus Gods and Kings'... but she's also the wicked wife of Stannis Barratheon in Game of Thrones. Except I don't she's ever smiled once in that role.

(Man at far right) : "How come Tom Hardy gets all the attention from all the Babez and I don't?" It's probably the shoes. Babez, along with not minding being called 'Babez' apparently dig nice shoes.

(Man at far right) : "How come Tom Hardy gets all the attention from all the Babez and I don't?" It's probably the shoes. Babez, along with not minding being called 'Babez' apparently dig nice shoes.

"Why are people holding up posters and photos of me from the movie 'Sucker Punch'? My agent swore that film never went theatrical and all copies were burned!". I'm still shocked Zack Snyder wasn't banned from ever directing so much as a kindergarten kazoo orchestra after that abomination.

"Why are people holding up posters and photos of me from the movie 'Sucker Punch'? My agent swore that film never went theatrical and all copies were burned!". I'm still shocked Zack Snyder wasn't banned from ever directing so much as a kindergarten kazoo orchestra after that abomination.

"Zack Snyder swore that all copies were burned, quartered and buried in different parts of the world to ensure they could never be recombined. Why would he lie about that?"

"Zack Snyder swore that all copies were burned, quartered and buried in different parts of the world to ensure they could never be recombined. Why would he lie about that?"

"Okay, I'll sign this but only on the proviso that it does not suggest I was in that movie. Or have ever heard of it."

"Okay, I'll sign this but only on the proviso that it does not suggest I was in that movie. Or have ever heard of it."

"And here's you fighting samurai robots to Bjork's "Army of Me"" That song is about the only thing in that movie I didn't hate.

"And here's you fighting samurai robots to Bjork's "Army of Me""
That song is about the only thing in that movie I didn't hate.

"It's okay. I'll sign that Sweet Pea poster which Emily Browning's tears have smeared the autograph of"

"It's okay. I'll sign that Sweet Pea poster which Emily Browning's tears have smeared the autograph of"

"Emily's now asked me to use my tears to smear my autograph off that photo. I hope you don't mind" It bears repeating : Tom Hardy is one of the nicest people you're ever going to meet (so please be nice to him!)

"Emily's now asked me to use my tears to smear my autograph off that photo. I hope you don't mind" It bears repeating : Tom Hardy is one of the nicest people you're ever going to meet (so please be nice to him!)

A large(ish) and very happy but well-behaved yellow dog bounds cheerfully off its leash onto the blue carpet. Turns out Tom Hardy is a Dog Person and he's either been allowed or not prevented from bringing his pet to this premiere.

A large(ish) and very happy but well-behaved yellow dog bounds cheerfully off its leash onto the blue carpet. Turns out Tom Hardy is a Dog Person and he's either been allowed or not prevented from bringing his pet to this premiere.

Tom Hardy's Dog. I'm not sure if it has an imdb page... but I'll check.

Tom Hardy's Dog. I'm not sure if it has an imdb page... but I'll check.

"Is brown ink okay?" David Thewlis is still best known for being Professor Lupin in Harry Potter, but he's also been in such films as The Theory of Everything, Kingdom of Heaven, Seven Years in Tibet, Zero Theorem and War Horse... none of which he was a werewolf in.

"Is brown ink okay?" David Thewlis is still best known for being Professor Lupin in Harry Potter, but he's also been in such films as The Theory of Everything, Kingdom of Heaven, Seven Years in Tibet, Zero Theorem and War Horse... none of which he was a werewolf in.

I'm not sure if there's a lot of Lupin/ Bane slashfics out there... but if there are, you're welcome! (also : good news : Warner Bros has the rights to both cinematic characters, so you'll only be sued by that ONE studio and not two!).

I'm not sure if there's a lot of Lupin/ Bane slashfics out there... but if there are, you're welcome! (also : good news : Warner Bros has the rights to both cinematic characters, so you'll only be sued by that ONE studio and not two!).

"Nobody remembers me from Basic Instinct 2.." But sadly imdb does not forget. Also he was (apropos) in the often forgotten (with some good reason) Roland Emmerich / Shakespeare movie 'Anonymous'

"Nobody remembers me from Basic Instinct 2.." But sadly imdb does not forget. Also he was (apropos) in the often forgotten (with some good reason) Roland Emmerich / Shakespeare movie 'Anonymous'

Director Terry Gilliam (who directed David Thewlis in The Zero Theorem) showed up, sadly not wearing one of his fantastic dish-towel capes.

Director Terry Gilliam (who directed David Thewlis in The Zero Theorem) showed up, sadly not wearing one of his fantastic dish-towel capes.

"Are any of these people famous?"

"Are any of these people famous?"

So... that was a fairly fun affair, and after a painfully long hiatus during which I.... uh... worked on my tan, learned several new languages, solved some major maths problems and decided low-level lying was fine in these premiere journals.... premieres in London are set to be BACK. More or less... in the next few weeks.

So it's another entry for my Archive of Movie Premieres, and another late night doing photo journals.

Until next time!

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