16 Aug - 'The Children Act' Premiere

August 16th.

Outside of London Film Festival, it's extremely rare that I'd ever be double-booked for premieres, but it happened today - a private screening-style premiere for "Simon Marsden : A Life In Pictures" at BFI Southbank (which was excellent, but I was there in the capacity of guest/photography fan), immediately followed by my rushing to Curzon Mayfair for "The Children Act". My time of arrival : 5:55pm for a premiere likely to start at 6:00pm

Here's how it went down:

 Amazingly, I got to the premiere and it was slightly less crowded than anticipated, and there was an available pen the organisers were more than happy to have late and/or opportunistic fans, bystanders and randoms enter.

Amazingly, I got to the premiere and it was slightly less crowded than anticipated, and there was an available pen the organisers were more than happy to have late and/or opportunistic fans, bystanders and randoms enter.

 Diagonally opposite, the pen I probably would have defaulted to, ideally right next to the Paparazzi pen. But you can't have everything, usually.

Diagonally opposite, the pen I probably would have defaulted to, ideally right next to the Paparazzi pen. But you can't have everything, usually.

 It's a pretty face that yearns to know what a pretty face has to do to win the charms of a man such as the charismatic (and naturally bald/balding) Stanley Tucci. And here I am, standing not metres away, stupidly holding a camera in front of my barely less shiny dome.

It's a pretty face that yearns to know what a pretty face has to do to win the charms of a man such as the charismatic (and naturally bald/balding) Stanley Tucci. And here I am, standing not metres away, stupidly holding a camera in front of my barely less shiny dome.

  "Are you going to be non-flirting with the cute girl much longer, or are you going to acknowledge that there's a premiere on??"  It's hard to say... although (not pictured) the girl in the prior photo quickly ceased her yearning and resumed texting <whoever>, so I guess that question is answered.

"Are you going to be non-flirting with the cute girl much longer, or are you going to acknowledge that there's a premiere on??" It's hard to say... although (not pictured) the girl in the prior photo quickly ceased her yearning and resumed texting <whoever>, so I guess that question is answered.

  "There. Not a centimetre left or right. Or inch left or right. Or whatever unit of measurement you millennials are using. Is a Tweet a unit of measurement for now?"

"There. Not a centimetre left or right. Or inch left or right. Or whatever unit of measurement you millennials are using. Is a Tweet a unit of measurement for now?"

  "But I'm a shining beacon of happiness and joy. NOBODY is ever unhappy around me".  Emma Thompson's filmic biography is long and impressive and includes Shakespeare (Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V), Jane Austen (Sense &amp; Sensibility), JK Rowling (3x    Harry Potters   ), Disney (Brave and Treasure Planet AND    Saving Mr Banks    AND the    Beauty and the Beast remake   )

"But I'm a shining beacon of happiness and joy. NOBODY is ever unhappy around me". Emma Thompson's filmic biography is long and impressive and includes Shakespeare (Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V), Jane Austen (Sense & Sensibility), JK Rowling (3x Harry Potters), Disney (Brave and Treasure Planet AND Saving Mr Banks AND the Beauty and the Beast remake)

  " Hey, baby; hey, baby; hey!  Wait.. did I say that in Latin so it would sound cooler? If not...I meant to say it in Latin"  Fionn Whitehead's filmic biography is headlined by Christopher Nolan's    "Dunkirk" (2017)

"Hey, baby; hey, baby; hey! Wait.. did I say that in Latin so it would sound cooler? If not...I meant to say it in Latin" Fionn Whitehead's filmic biography is headlined by Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" (2017)

 Ever-so-slightly-guilty  "Don't I owe you Five Dollars??"  look aside, Richard Eyre is the director of this film.

Ever-so-slightly-guilty "Don't I owe you Five Dollars??" look aside, Richard Eyre is the director of this film.

  "I have my ticket right here, next to my beretta and my ceramic knife.... I hope that didn't come out threatening.... I do have a ticket"

"I have my ticket right here, next to my beretta and my ceramic knife.... I hope that didn't come out threatening.... I do have a ticket"

 Richard Eyre is probably best known for directing "Notes on a Scandal"&nbsp;(4 Oscar nominations) and "Iris" (3 Oscar Nominations, including a win) - and not, it should be stressed, for bringing, or rather almost certainly not bringing, ceramic knives to premieres. As we all know by now, repelling autograph dealers with a knife is overkill when a bar of soap will do just as well.

Richard Eyre is probably best known for directing "Notes on a Scandal" (4 Oscar nominations) and "Iris" (3 Oscar Nominations, including a win) - and not, it should be stressed, for bringing, or rather almost certainly not bringing, ceramic knives to premieres. As we all know by now, repelling autograph dealers with a knife is overkill when a bar of soap will do just as well.

  "Make sure you get the 'Advance Warning Sign' in frame - it'll better verify the authenticity of this photograph"

"Make sure you get the 'Advance Warning Sign' in frame - it'll better verify the authenticity of this photograph"

  "Make sure you get my good side. For reference, check the giant freaking poster / canvas right behind me"

"Make sure you get my good side. For reference, check the giant freaking poster / canvas right behind me"

  "Good lord you've aged since we filmed that movie, man!!" "No, I'm the director. Fionn is still sanding right next to you..."

"Good lord you've aged since we filmed that movie, man!!"
"No, I'm the director. Fionn is still sanding right next to you..."

  "Stanley couldn't be here, but feel free to take photos of his head on the posters around the carpet. it's what he would want"  - the mighty Stanley Tucci sadly was not at this event. I can't remember when I last photographed him - possibly    "Transformers : The Last Knight"   ?

"Stanley couldn't be here, but feel free to take photos of his head on the posters around the carpet. it's what he would want" - the mighty Stanley Tucci sadly was not at this event. I can't remember when I last photographed him - possibly "Transformers : The Last Knight"?

  "If you want me to sign Hunger Games crap, Stanley Tucci named me his designated alternate...."  Ian McEwan wrote both the book and screenplay for this movie. He's probably best known for writing "Atonement", but I photographed him at last year's    "On Chesil Beach" premiere   , which he also attended.

"If you want me to sign Hunger Games crap, Stanley Tucci named me his designated alternate...." Ian McEwan wrote both the book and screenplay for this movie. He's probably best known for writing "Atonement", but I photographed him at last year's "On Chesil Beach" premiere, which he also attended.

 Lesley Manville's expression is great, but there are at least three if not four other expressions I quite like in this photo. She's best known for having Oscar and Bafta nominations for last year's "The Phantom Thread", but she won an Olivier in 2014 for "Ghost"

Lesley Manville's expression is great, but there are at least three if not four other expressions I quite like in this photo. She's best known for having Oscar and Bafta nominations for last year's "The Phantom Thread", but she won an Olivier in 2014 for "Ghost"

 Hayley Atwell, meanwhile, I photographed less than two weeks ago at the    premiere of "Christopher Robin"   , and (slightly) earlier this year at the TV Baftas, unless I got her mixed up with Billie Piper yet again. Her dress might or might not have once enjoyed roaming the African savannah, or been frankly pleased to leave it behind.

Hayley Atwell, meanwhile, I photographed less than two weeks ago at the premiere of "Christopher Robin", and (slightly) earlier this year at the TV Baftas, unless I got her mixed up with Billie Piper yet again. Her dress might or might not have once enjoyed roaming the African savannah, or been frankly pleased to leave it behind.

 Anthony Calf is also in this movie, though right now specifically he's blocking views of Emma Thompson being interviewed. His imdb.com entry is very long and I've seemingly missed everything he's been in other than "The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)" which I really liked.

Anthony Calf is also in this movie, though right now specifically he's blocking views of Emma Thompson being interviewed. His imdb.com entry is very long and I've seemingly missed everything he's been in other than "The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)" which I really liked.

  "Perspective or not, I still think that man's head if freakishly large..."

"Perspective or not, I still think that man's head if freakishly large..."

  "I really want a bit of your hair, for.... no reason. Certainly nothing illegal. Or rather, once I'm back in international waters it won't be illegal..."

"I really want a bit of your hair, for.... no reason. Certainly nothing illegal. Or rather, once I'm back in international waters it won't be illegal..."

  "How hard can it be to get my good side? It's on every one of the posters!"

"How hard can it be to get my good side? It's on every one of the posters!"

 Emma Thompson remains one of my very favourite people to photograph. For ... obvious reasons.

Emma Thompson remains one of my very favourite people to photograph. For ... obvious reasons.

  "Advice for a young budding actress? Well, it's times like this that I'm reminded of what my bodyguard Gunther would say if he wasn't chatting up some miscellaneous pretty girl texting over there, and it's... let me see if I can get his accent right... "Never Touch The Talent" "

"Advice for a young budding actress? Well, it's times like this that I'm reminded of what my bodyguard Gunther would say if he wasn't chatting up some miscellaneous pretty girl texting over there, and it's... let me see if I can get his accent right... "Never Touch The Talent" "

So... that was that. Two premieres in a day, one journal, and if I'm somewhat motivated there's an outside-central-London premiere tomorrow, a maybe-it's-a-premiere-maybe-it-isn't event next Monday, a premiere next Tuesday, and a who-knows Somerset House event next Wednesday. So if you're a pretty girl texting outside Curzon Mayfair sometime in the next week, I'm sorry I might not have all that much time for you. How about the week after that? I think I'm free for most or all of that.

Until Next Time!

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13 Aug - 'The Festival' World Premiere

August 13th, 2018.

Although this is a movie whose release schedule will probably be minimal outside the UK, thus making this premiere probably more accurately a "UK", rather than "World", premiere, the point is I went down to Leicester Square after work, I found that it was actually a "real" premiere!

Though my expectations were low, they also ended up exactly right in order to be very pleasantly surprised by how good this one was. Here's how it went down:

 A green astroturf carpet for a Music Festival-themed movie. Not provided for added authenticity - mud, long queues at chemical toilets, questionable hygiene, and exorbitant prices for hamburgers of questionable quality. It's been years since I last went to a festival but these are what I remember.

A green astroturf carpet for a Music Festival-themed movie. Not provided for added authenticity - mud, long queues at chemical toilets, questionable hygiene, and exorbitant prices for hamburgers of questionable quality. It's been years since I last went to a festival but these are what I remember.

  "I can't even hear what passes for the kids' music these days, but I'm already exhausted".  Excitement at this premiere was provided by the RETURN (ie. temporary un-retirement) of my personal Sensei MO, who decided to attend this premiere.

"I can't even hear what passes for the kids' music these days, but I'm already exhausted". Excitement at this premiere was provided by the RETURN (ie. temporary un-retirement) of my personal Sensei MO, who decided to attend this premiere.

  "I'm not sure what I'm looking at, but perhaps it could be used as makeshift clothing in case of an emergency..."

"I'm not sure what I'm looking at, but perhaps it could be used as makeshift clothing in case of an emergency..."

 My spot in the pen was decent: I had the far corner closest to the paparazzi to the right, and my left flank was 'protected' from nearby and possibly excitable fans by two friends to my left.

My spot in the pen was decent: I had the far corner closest to the paparazzi to the right, and my left flank was 'protected' from nearby and possibly excitable fans by two friends to my left.

 Director Iain Morris, either artfully or coincidentally framed by the festive "festival" flags placed at the edges of the carpet to provide added autofocus challenge for my Pentax (as if errant air particles and the camera's ditzy "charms"&nbsp;weren't enough)

Director Iain Morris, either artfully or coincidentally framed by the festive "festival" flags placed at the edges of the carpet to provide added autofocus challenge for my Pentax (as if errant air particles and the camera's ditzy "charms" weren't enough)

 Iain Morris, wellies with his suit for this premiere, created "The Inbetweeners" and also directed    "The Inbetweeners 2" movie   , which I watched because I still eventually want to watch every movie I was at the premiere of... and therefore I was obliged by my own insane "  wait... even the Twilight movies? the Fifty Shades of Grey Movies??  " rule to do so. Regrets? I've had a few.

Iain Morris, wellies with his suit for this premiere, created "The Inbetweeners" and also directed "The Inbetweeners 2" movie, which I watched because I still eventually want to watch every movie I was at the premiere of... and therefore I was obliged by my own insane "wait... even the Twilight movies? the Fifty Shades of Grey Movies??" rule to do so. Regrets? I've had a few.

  "Ties? Who wears ties in the 21st Century?? I'm a Millennial - you're lucky I'm even punctual"  Joe Thomas was in 'The Inbetweeners' and 'The Inbetweeners 2' movie... as well as this movie, which I totally recall is&lt;rechecks&gt; "The Festival"

"Ties? Who wears ties in the 21st Century?? I'm a Millennial - you're lucky I'm even punctual" Joe Thomas was in 'The Inbetweeners' and 'The Inbetweeners 2' movie... as well as this movie, which I totally recall is<rechecks> "The Festival"

  "I'll sign your newspaper, but I'm not helping you with the Sudoku. It's your problem - you started it, you finish it".

"I'll sign your newspaper, but I'm not helping you with the Sudoku. It's your problem - you started it, you finish it".

  "If I can just squeeze myself around that security guy...."  Nick Frost is also in this movie, but is hoping none of us realise it and ask him to sign anything. He's arguably best known for movies also starring Simon Pegg (like Shaun of the Dead,    The World's End   , Paul and Hot Fuzz)

"If I can just squeeze myself around that security guy...." Nick Frost is also in this movie, but is hoping none of us realise it and ask him to sign anything. He's arguably best known for movies also starring Simon Pegg (like Shaun of the Dead, The World's End, Paul and Hot Fuzz)

  "If Joe didn't help you with your Sudoku, what makes you think I will?" . Interesting snippets from Nick Frost's IMDB entry : he was "Santa Claus" in two episodes of Dr Who, a voice in an episode of Phineas &amp; Ferb, and had an uncredited role as "Pawnbroker Alan" in the latest    "Tomb Raider"   .

"If Joe didn't help you with your Sudoku, what makes you think I will?". Interesting snippets from Nick Frost's IMDB entry : he was "Santa Claus" in two episodes of Dr Who, a voice in an episode of Phineas & Ferb, and had an uncredited role as "Pawnbroker Alan" in the latest "Tomb Raider".

 Possibly Noel Fielding? My Sensei Mo identified him as such, and even induced him to come over and pose with him, so who am I to gainsay The Master? (Subsequently re-identified as "Miles Kane" BY Mo himself)

Possibly Noel Fielding? My Sensei Mo identified him as such, and even induced him to come over and pose with him, so who am I to gainsay The Master? (Subsequently re-identified as "Miles Kane" BY Mo himself)

 There are at least three Rachel Shentons listed on imdb.com, and I'm not even sure if she's one of those three or an as yet undiscovered Fourth Kind. But I am assured she is one of ... them.

There are at least three Rachel Shentons listed on imdb.com, and I'm not even sure if she's one of those three or an as yet undiscovered Fourth Kind. But I am assured she is one of ... them.

 Possibly entirely random attendee with nothing to do with the film: Director Ben Wheatley, who directed such BFI London Film Festival premiereing films as    "High-Rise"    and    "Free Fire"

Possibly entirely random attendee with nothing to do with the film: Director Ben Wheatley, who directed such BFI London Film Festival premiereing films as "High-Rise" and "Free Fire"

 Possibly even more entirely random attendee with even less to do with the film: Director Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World (I last photographed him at the premiere of    "Ready Player One"   ), and sadly will not be the cool and steady hand that Star Wars Episode IX probably needs to re-rail that trainwreck of a franchise.

Possibly even more entirely random attendee with even less to do with the film: Director Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World (I last photographed him at the premiere of "Ready Player One"), and sadly will not be the cool and steady hand that Star Wars Episode IX probably needs to re-rail that trainwreck of a franchise.

  "Fine, you've got my good side. Are you happy now? (ps. don't you ever bad-mouth Star Wars if you want your site bought by Disney)".  OH, I don't care.

"Fine, you've got my good side. Are you happy now? (ps. don't you ever bad-mouth Star Wars if you want your site bought by Disney)". OH, I don't care.

 Kara Tointon, who was in some 337 episodes of Eastenders (and 20 episodes of Mr Selfridge)&nbsp;is not in this movie, but her sister Hannah IS. The guy on the far right of the picture, staring angrily into an uncertain future, provides a nice contrast to her look of serenity. I'm calling it deliberate.

Kara Tointon, who was in some 337 episodes of Eastenders (and 20 episodes of Mr Selfridge) is not in this movie, but her sister Hannah IS. The guy on the far right of the picture, staring angrily into an uncertain future, provides a nice contrast to her look of serenity. I'm calling it deliberate.

  "I told the guy with the intense look to beat it... he was scaring me".  Kara Tointon poses with one of the most charismatic people I've ever met where wrangling celebrities is concerned.

"I told the guy with the intense look to beat it... he was scaring me". Kara Tointon poses with one of the most charismatic people I've ever met where wrangling celebrities is concerned.

 Hannah Tointon, much like her sister, has an imdb.com entry consisting of television shows I've only occasionally heard of, but not seen, like Hollyoaks, and Penny Dreadful and... also Mr Selfridge. I should probably watch more TV, but I'm comfortable with the approximately zero I currently watch.

Hannah Tointon, much like her sister, has an imdb.com entry consisting of television shows I've only occasionally heard of, but not seen, like Hollyoaks, and Penny Dreadful and... also Mr Selfridge. I should probably watch more TV, but I'm comfortable with the approximately zero I currently watch.

 Hammed Animashaun is in this movie, but sadly did not provide warmup or emcee duties at this premiere (and surprisingly your good friend and mine Hakeem Mr Impact didn't attend)

Hammed Animashaun is in this movie, but sadly did not provide warmup or emcee duties at this premiere (and surprisingly your good friend and mine Hakeem Mr Impact didn't attend)

 I don't know who this is. Or either of them, really. But surely there's no real expectation of privacy in a public place... like... legally speaking..... ?

I don't know who this is. Or either of them, really. But surely there's no real expectation of privacy in a public place... like... legally speaking..... ?

 Emma Rigby IS in this movie, and was in 196 episodes of this "Hollyoaks" thing I keep hearing so much about... and she was in Ridley Scott's    "The Counsellor" (which had a premiere)    AND she was in    "Demons Never Die"    a movie I'd happily admit to having never heard of, except for some reason I still don't understand it remains one of my most-viewed premiere journals ever.

Emma Rigby IS in this movie, and was in 196 episodes of this "Hollyoaks" thing I keep hearing so much about... and she was in Ridley Scott's "The Counsellor" (which had a premiere) AND she was in "Demons Never Die" a movie I'd happily admit to having never heard of, except for some reason I still don't understand it remains one of my most-viewed premiere journals ever.

 Emma Rigby succumbs to the charismatic charms of Mo, who reminds her that she did promise to return and pose / sign / do any number of things she agreed to because when Mo requests it, stars kind of invariably do it.

Emma Rigby succumbs to the charismatic charms of Mo, who reminds her that she did promise to return and pose / sign / do any number of things she agreed to because when Mo requests it, stars kind of invariably do it.

  "You looked into Mo's EYES? Don't do that. He'll have you washing his car on weekends if you're not careful. Hypothetically... um.... I mean....."  Jimmy Carr is a comedian. He came across the carpet to pose with Mo (obviously) but also RE-crossed it to pose with some girls behind me, advising them "Stay in school and don't do Crack". Which... comedy aside, is probably pretty good advice.

"You looked into Mo's EYES? Don't do that. He'll have you washing his car on weekends if you're not careful. Hypothetically... um.... I mean....." Jimmy Carr is a comedian. He came across the carpet to pose with Mo (obviously) but also RE-crossed it to pose with some girls behind me, advising them "Stay in school and don't do Crack". Which... comedy aside, is probably pretty good advice.

 Kimberley Garner is an entirely appropriate blast from the premiere-past : much like Mo, I haven't seen her at a premiere for years, though she was a mainstay at them for a while. I'm assured that her claim to fame is/was being in "The Only Way Is Essex". (Well, that and falling to the charms of the Mighty Mo on several occasions (and again at this one)).

Kimberley Garner is an entirely appropriate blast from the premiere-past : much like Mo, I haven't seen her at a premiere for years, though she was a mainstay at them for a while. I'm assured that her claim to fame is/was being in "The Only Way Is Essex". (Well, that and falling to the charms of the Mighty Mo on several occasions (and again at this one)).

 I like the sense of moviement in the photo, but yes it IS slightly blurry so you don't necessarily need to change your glasses prescription. Though much like staying at school and avoiding hard drugs, having your eyes checked regularly is probably something comedians would also advise.

I like the sense of moviement in the photo, but yes it IS slightly blurry so you don't necessarily need to change your glasses prescription. Though much like staying at school and avoiding hard drugs, having your eyes checked regularly is probably something comedians would also advise.

  "Okay.... on the assumption that things online can not possibly be fake, I believe you. Can I go now?"

"Okay.... on the assumption that things online can not possibly be fake, I believe you. Can I go now?"

 I used to love getting lens flares and starbursts at premieres (no reason... why, does there have to be a reason?) - but I so rarely have the right lens for it. But the Pentax Kit Lens 18-135mm is, weirdly, quite capable of it when not distracted by stray quarks and invisible insects and the like.

I used to love getting lens flares and starbursts at premieres (no reason... why, does there have to be a reason?) - but I so rarely have the right lens for it. But the Pentax Kit Lens 18-135mm is, weirdly, quite capable of it when not distracted by stray quarks and invisible insects and the like.

 In unrelated good news - as a photographer I now have an ironic watch I can wear to premieres.

In unrelated good news - as a photographer I now have an ironic watch I can wear to premieres.

So... that was that. And as is often the case, it's the premieres that one has the lowest expectations for that are the ones who also exceed expectations by the most. I really enjoyed this premiere, not least of which because it didn't rain but also because my position was decent, my pen contained no autograph dealers, and the fact that I didn't really know anybody meant everyone was kind of a bonus. What more could you ask from a premiere, beyond Freeness and Rap Accompaniment? Not a lot, especially when it's already adding +1 to the Archive of Premieres, with (hopefully) more to come this week.

.... until next time!

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9 Aug - 'The Wife' - UK Premiere

August 9th, 2018

After a summer season consisting mainly of heat and sunburn, today's Somerset House premiere of "The Wife" took place on a day where it rained almost constantly. I had the option of staying dry at home, or of coming in especially and risking getting soaked.

Not the most difficult choice in the world. Here's how it went down:

 Somerset House is not exactly Leicester Square, and furthermore Somerset House Premieres are sadly not held on 'this' side of Somerset House, but rather the back part overlooking the Thames, next to a somewhat snooty temporary bar.

Somerset House is not exactly Leicester Square, and furthermore Somerset House Premieres are sadly not held on 'this' side of Somerset House, but rather the back part overlooking the Thames, next to a somewhat snooty temporary bar.

 For this premiere, the back entrance of Somerset House was surrounded by barriers on three sides : two occupied by interview media, and the one facing the stairs occupied by paparazzi. That left us few, proud and geeky about 2 metres behind the paparazi. Damnit.

For this premiere, the back entrance of Somerset House was surrounded by barriers on three sides : two occupied by interview media, and the one facing the stairs occupied by paparazzi. That left us few, proud and geeky about 2 metres behind the paparazi. Damnit.

  "Of course it could get even worse.... if it rains."

"Of course it could get even worse.... if it rains."

  "Okay... let's both agree that either of us can sign any Guardians of the Galaxy stuff we're presented with; but if anyone brings up 101 Dalmatians stuff that's all mine"

"Okay... let's both agree that either of us can sign any Guardians of the Galaxy stuff we're presented with; but if anyone brings up 101 Dalmatians stuff that's all mine"

  "We're thinking of starting a rap supergroup. Anyone gonna stop us?"  Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close, Björn Runge

"We're thinking of starting a rap supergroup. Anyone gonna stop us?" Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close, Björn Runge

 Björn Runge is a Swedish director whose imdb listing contains many movies I'm not familiar with, as Scandinavian films aren't as high on my list of must-see films as the myriad of Disney / Marvel / Star Wars movies I can enjoy disliking.

Björn Runge is a Swedish director whose imdb listing contains many movies I'm not familiar with, as Scandinavian films aren't as high on my list of must-see films as the myriad of Disney / Marvel / Star Wars movies I can enjoy disliking.

  "Some of them want to ask you questions... and some of them want you to sign stuff... and all of them want to know where you got that scarf" . Definitely curious about the scarf. The UK is still in the EU for a little bit longer, and if I can avoid some onerous import duties that'd be sweet.

"Some of them want to ask you questions... and some of them want you to sign stuff... and all of them want to know where you got that scarf". Definitely curious about the scarf. The UK is still in the EU for a little bit longer, and if I can avoid some onerous import duties that'd be sweet.

  "The mojito shaker should be held at this angle, and away from the body. Trust me.. I know these things because it is my purpose to know them."

"The mojito shaker should be held at this angle, and away from the body. Trust me.. I know these things because it is my purpose to know them."

  "What's with the thumb, dude? Are you trying to direct me? Martin Scorsese can direct me.... and you sir are no Martin Scorsese...."

"What's with the thumb, dude? Are you trying to direct me? Martin Scorsese can direct me.... and you sir are no Martin Scorsese...."

 Meawhile, Alix Wilton Regan is in this movie - and of all the things in her imdb entry, the most eye-opening is that she was the voice of Samantha Traynor in the computer game Mass Effect 3, a game whose ending amazingly resulted in no jailtime for any of its perpetrators. Samantha Traynor's voice however is not something I remember having a problem with.

Meawhile, Alix Wilton Regan is in this movie - and of all the things in her imdb entry, the most eye-opening is that she was the voice of Samantha Traynor in the computer game Mass Effect 3, a game whose ending amazingly resulted in no jailtime for any of its perpetrators. Samantha Traynor's voice however is not something I remember having a problem with.

  "Let it go. Yes, the ending was bad.... but it wasn't that bad".  It was like somebody inventing the cutest animal ever for the express purpose of killing it. But yeah.. no... sure. It could have been worse, somehow. Theoretically....

"Let it go. Yes, the ending was bad.... but it wasn't that bad". It was like somebody inventing the cutest animal ever for the express purpose of killing it. But yeah.. no... sure. It could have been worse, somehow. Theoretically....

 Meanwhile....  "Seriously, I thought this premiere was going to be held in a rural location. I *wanted* to blend in, not stand out!!"

Meanwhile.... "Seriously, I thought this premiere was going to be held in a rural location. I *wanted* to blend in, not stand out!!"

  "I loved you in 'Air Force One' !!"  - sucks that the paparazzi get to do their editing about 4 hours before I load my journals (more if my train company achieves particularly spectacular levels of incompetence)

"I loved you in 'Air Force One' !!" - sucks that the paparazzi get to do their editing about 4 hours before I load my journals (more if my train company achieves particularly spectacular levels of incompetence)

 I don't know who this is. The feeling's mutual, I'm sure.

I don't know who this is. The feeling's mutual, I'm sure.

  "Are you trying to direct me from behind my back, or are you mistaking me for Meryl Streep from 'The Devil Wears Prada again??"  - Glenn Close, incidentally, has SIX Oscar nominations to her name, though sadly no wins yet. She was good in The Devil W--.... I mean Guardians of the Galaxy, though.

"Are you trying to direct me from behind my back, or are you mistaking me for Meryl Streep from 'The Devil Wears Prada again??" - Glenn Close, incidentally, has SIX Oscar nominations to her name, though sadly no wins yet. She was good in The Devil W--.... I mean Guardians of the Galaxy, though.

  "We're thinking of running in 2020"  - Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close both have political experience of a sort : he was the US President in two G.I.Joe movies, while Glenn Close was US Vice President in the Harrison Ford movie 'Air Force One'.

"We're thinking of running in 2020" - Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close both have political experience of a sort : he was the US President in two G.I.Joe movies, while Glenn Close was US Vice President in the Harrison Ford movie 'Air Force One'.

 I don't know who this is, but she's young and pretty and 90% of the way there to looking bored and/or bemused at being photographed, which is the key to dealing with fame at a young age.

I don't know who this is, but she's young and pretty and 90% of the way there to looking bored and/or bemused at being photographed, which is the key to dealing with fame at a young age.

 I don't know who this is either, but she's young and pretty and about 125% of the way there to looking bored at being photographed by the paparazzi.

I don't know who this is either, but she's young and pretty and about 125% of the way there to looking bored at being photographed by the paparazzi.

  "Are you really going to ask me that question? How about rethinking it?"

"Are you really going to ask me that question? How about rethinking it?"

  "Damn.... you rethought it. A bit too much"

"Damn.... you rethought it. A bit too much"

 Jeremy Irvine was last photographed at the    "MammaMia! Here We Go Again" World Premiere    a few weeks back. Interesting note : the link to the journal for that movie is the 9th most viewed Tweet I've ever put on Twitter.

Jeremy Irvine was last photographed at the "MammaMia! Here We Go Again" World Premiere a few weeks back. Interesting note : the link to the journal for that movie is the 9th most viewed Tweet I've ever put on Twitter.

  "Of course being the High Sparrow in Game of Thrones was a lot of fun... but you don't really have to refer to me as a religious authority. Unless you want to that is"

"Of course being the High Sparrow in Game of Thrones was a lot of fun... but you don't really have to refer to me as a religious authority. Unless you want to that is"

  "And none of you brought Pirates of the Caribbean stuff for me to sign? Those movies were big for a time..."  - Jonathan Pryce played Keira Knightley's father in those movies.

"And none of you brought Pirates of the Caribbean stuff for me to sign? Those movies were big for a time..." - Jonathan Pryce played Keira Knightley's father in those movies.

So... that was that. An interesting premiere, and I only got mildly rained upon. More premieres are scheduled for next week, so there is something for me and the size of my Archive of Movie Premieres look forward to.

Until next time!

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