15 Feb - The 'I, Tonya' Premiere

February 15th, 2018.

After the... erm... excitement of the alleged European Premiere for 'Black Panther' (rant and two bleak photos from that "event" are here).

 

 I'm always a big fan of "legitimate" media organisations having the confidence to proclaim a movie released in mid-February as 'The Best Film Of The Year'. For what it's worth I watched 'Jumanji (2017)' in cinemas on January 10th this year and I've also made my call.

I'm always a big fan of "legitimate" media organisations having the confidence to proclaim a movie released in mid-February as 'The Best Film Of The Year'. For what it's worth I watched 'Jumanji (2017)' in cinemas on January 10th this year and I've also made my call.

  "There's candy in this white van, too. Come on in...."

"There's candy in this white van, too. Come on in...."

 Cheryl Baker is from the band 'Bucks Fizz', who won Eurovision in 1981. The scarf is fantastic too (it's London Fashion week as of today, so I feel obliged to point this out)

Cheryl Baker is from the band 'Bucks Fizz', who won Eurovision in 1981. The scarf is fantastic too (it's London Fashion week as of today, so I feel obliged to point this out)

  "Is that Margot Robbie behind us already" "I don't even care : check out how fabulous we look!!"

"Is that Margot Robbie behind us already"
"I don't even care : check out how fabulous we look!!"

 Black t-shirt, suit jacket, no tie. If the temperatures were less staunchly single-digit this evening, I might have worn that look. But I like to save it til sometime after spring, a little before I retire my beanie collection for six months.

Black t-shirt, suit jacket, no tie. If the temperatures were less staunchly single-digit this evening, I might have worn that look. But I like to save it til sometime after spring, a little before I retire my beanie collection for six months.

  "You all came for me? I'm flattered of course. And where's my cappuccino?" . I don't know who this is.

"You all came for me? I'm flattered of course. And where's my cappuccino?". I don't know who this is.

  "Cheesy Grin or Cheery Grin? I think mine works either way"  - Craig Gillespie is Australian, and directed this film.

"Cheesy Grin or Cheery Grin? I think mine works either way" - Craig Gillespie is Australian, and directed this film.

  "Overexpose my face if you must, but my beret must be perfect...."

"Overexpose my face if you must, but my beret must be perfect...."

 Sadly they don't always close down the road at Curzon Mayfair premieres (though they did for    the premiere for 'The Mercy'    a bit under a fortnight ago) - but it's not every premiere that gets a caged garbage truck making a passthrough.

Sadly they don't always close down the road at Curzon Mayfair premieres (though they did for the premiere for 'The Mercy' a bit under a fortnight ago) - but it's not every premiere that gets a caged garbage truck making a passthrough.

 So then Margot Robbie shows up and the crowd interest shifts from a director's beret to a pretty Australian actress, as you'd expect.

So then Margot Robbie shows up and the crowd interest shifts from a director's beret to a pretty Australian actress, as you'd expect.

  "I've seen Margot Robbie. She's pretty, and my face is still catching up to my impression of her"

"I've seen Margot Robbie. She's pretty, and my face is still catching up to my impression of her"

 Allison Janney, meanwhile, is somebody I've never photographed before. Among her lengthy imdb.com bio, the two things I'd most like to point out are that she was the voice of 'Peach' in Pixar's Finding Nemo/Finding Dory, and the voice of the (ex)wife of Dr Doofenshmirtz in Disney's Phineas & Ferb.

Allison Janney, meanwhile, is somebody I've never photographed before. Among her lengthy imdb.com bio, the two things I'd most like to point out are that she was the voice of 'Peach' in Pixar's Finding Nemo/Finding Dory, and the voice of the (ex)wife of Dr Doofenshmirtz in Disney's Phineas & Ferb.

  "Slightly off-base background light resembling a halo? I'll allow it"  - Allison Janney, like Margot Robbie, has received an Oscar nomination for being in this movie.

"Slightly off-base background light resembling a halo? I'll allow it" - Allison Janney, like Margot Robbie, has received an Oscar nomination for being in this movie.

  "I'm guessing none of you brough   "Z for Zachariah" stuff for me to sign?"  It's Australia's own Margot Robbie - I've been fortunate enough to photograph her at premieres ranging from    "Suicide Squad"    and    "Focus"    (both with Will Smith), to "   Legend of Tarzan   " and    "Goodbye Christopher Robin"   .

"I'm guessing none of you brough "Z for Zachariah" stuff for me to sign?" It's Australia's own Margot Robbie - I've been fortunate enough to photograph her at premieres ranging from "Suicide Squad" and "Focus" (both with Will Smith), to "Legend of Tarzan" and "Goodbye Christopher Robin".

 It's almost 11pm and for some reason I can't think of a caption for this photo. I've got DC's Suicide Squad playing in parallel and I think even though I'm barely half-watching it, it's mauled a few remaining brain cells that somehow survived previous (half) viewings.

It's almost 11pm and for some reason I can't think of a caption for this photo. I've got DC's Suicide Squad playing in parallel and I think even though I'm barely half-watching it, it's mauled a few remaining brain cells that somehow survived previous (half) viewings.

  "Sexy comb-overs aren't just for ageing balding white men, you know" . I'm listening...

"Sexy comb-overs aren't just for ageing balding white men, you know". I'm listening...

  "I'm fairly sure you've spelled 'Doofenshmirtz' wrong, but I appreciate every fan I can get"

"I'm fairly sure you've spelled 'Doofenshmirtz' wrong, but I appreciate every fan I can get"

  "That's not me. That's Jared Leto as 'The Joker'. But it's a mistake anyone could make"

"That's not me. That's Jared Leto as 'The Joker'. But it's a mistake anyone could make"

  "I'm gonna need a rock at least this big in Sapphire or better to give you eye-contact."  Well.... damnit. I think the most valuable thing in my wallet is an oyster card.

"I'm gonna need a rock at least this big in Sapphire or better to give you eye-contact." Well.... damnit. I think the most valuable thing in my wallet is an oyster card.

  "I'd have thought you a bit young to be a fan of 'Wolf of Wall Street', but if it teaches you about the awfulness of financial instruments in the hands of crooks then I suppose it's okay"

"I'd have thought you a bit young to be a fan of 'Wolf of Wall Street', but if it teaches you about the awfulness of financial instruments in the hands of crooks then I suppose it's okay"

  "I don't see any traffic cops around here, so just sit here in Neutral til I get this shot"

"I don't see any traffic cops around here, so just sit here in Neutral til I get this shot"

  "As you just heard, Margot has deputised me to sign all DC Merchandise on her behalf. Y'all cool with my signing it as "M-Robz", right?"

"As you just heard, Margot has deputised me to sign all DC Merchandise on her behalf. Y'all cool with my signing it as "M-Robz", right?"

  "well... let me at least put a smiley face next to that 'M-Robz' for you..."

"well... let me at least put a smiley face next to that 'M-Robz' for you..."

 And I barely stopped to make sure a last shot from the Pentax was in focus (it wasn't) before I headed off to a nearby pub for a quick pint of something chilled and summery....

And I barely stopped to make sure a last shot from the Pentax was in focus (it wasn't) before I headed off to a nearby pub for a quick pint of something chilled and summery....

So... that was that. The next premiere London's hosting is one I'll sadly miss as I have another commitment... but the Baftas are on this weekend, and I might be able to head out to do some street photography during London Fashion Week like I did last year, so I won't be entirely idle.

Until next time!

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