Celebrity Event Reviews in London
Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch debuted in London last night - an eye-raising tale including giant robot samurai, dragons, robots, steam-powered Nazi zombies, the odd dance number and girls in unfeasibly short skirts. Cheeky. Stars of the film were also in town, including Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Browning, Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish and Jamie Chung.
Last night in London saw the final battle commence as the World Premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows ™ – Part One took over the whole of Leicester Square! To celebrate we’ve showing some spellbinding new images from the event, which was attended by all of the main cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson! Here's a bit about the film: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.
To celebrate the release of the British thriller Harry Brown (and notably also US Veterans Day), we are delighted to share with you some fantastic images from last night’s premiere which was attended by a wealth of homegrown talent including the film’s stars: Sir Michael Caine, David Bradley, Ben Drew (AKA musician Plan B), Jack O’Connell (SKINS), and Sean Harris who were joined by Sir David Frost, John Hurt, Jenny Folkner, Tracy Emin, Gemma Arterton, Brendon Cole, Kara Tointon and Tamara Ecclestone to name but a few!
The British Academy Television Awards 2009 took place on Sunday. Held at the Royal Festival Hall, amid glorious sunshine, this years BAFTA's attracted a large crowd who had turned up to meet and greet stars arriving for the ceremony. Nominees who attended included Kenneth Branagh, Rob Brydon, Alan Carr, Justin Lee Collins, Ant & Dec, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Jason Issacs and Ross Kemp. Stars from Casualty, Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, The Bill and Skins were also out in force and many signed autographs for fans. Other guests and those there to present awards included Mischa Barton, Michelle Ryan, Garry Lineker, Patsy Kensit, Louise Redknapp and Chris Moyles.
A host of superhero stars showed up on the red carpet on Monday night in London’s Leicester Square for the premiere of Hollywood’s latest superhero flick: Watchmen. In a departure from recent London premieres the weather played ball which allowed the ladies to glam up in a host of spectacular dresses – instead of sheltering beneath umbrellas! Many of the film’s stars and crew turned out for the premiere including: Malin Akerman, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Hayley, Matthew Goode, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson and Billy Crudup.
The stars were out in force on January 29th in Leicester Square as they kicked off the launch of Red Nose Day 2009 where we're all invited to 'Do Something Funny For Money'. This is how the morning panned out according to the official Red Nose Day Launch blog: 8:40am - Morning all and welcome to the live Red Nose Day launch blog 8:50am - You've got the best seat in the house as a host of famous faces announce what's in store during RND 09 9:28am - And we're off - a hoard of photographers start spring into action as the celebs arrive... 9:29am - We've got Steve Jones, Rob Brydon, Joanna Page, Carol Vorderman, Hugh Dennis, Alex Zane, Jo Brand...
Tom Cruise delighted fans once again last night in Leicester Square with yet another of his, now signature, mammoth walk-arounds. Tom was in town to promote his latest film Valkyrie; and, as ever, the Hollywood star put in maximum effort with the fans by giving a huge 2 hour walk around the red carpet to meet with fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. At 17:30 a car pulled up outside the Odeon and out stepped Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes. They posed for photos first and then Tom made his way along the red carpet whilst Katie waited in the cinema. Tom then spent a couple of hours signing autographs and talking to the press. More stars of the film arrived including Eddie Izzard, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin McNally, Carice Van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann & Tom Hollander .
Hollywood A-listers lit up London's West End this weekend as Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet graced the red carpet at the premiere of 'Revolutionary Road'. This film re-unites Titanic shipmates Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet step onboard for director Sam Mendes' tale of suburban malaise in 1950s-era Connecticut. On the night of the premiere Leonardo and Kate delighted fans as they braved the London cold to walk around the crowds and meet with the fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. After, the stars of the film posed for the paparazzi before heading insider the cinema to watch the film's screening.
The stars braved the arctic conditions in central London on Tuesday night for the UK premiere of Defiance, staring Daniel Craig. The James Bond star attended the Leicester Square ceremony to the delight of thousands of screaming fans. Dressed in a three-piece-suit he strolled around the red carpet taking time to talk with fans, pose for pictures and sign autographs. The film is a departure for Craig which sees him star, this time, as a member of the resistance, opposing the march of the Nazis across Europe in World War II.
In keeping with the cold weather Russell Brand gave reporters and the press a frosty reception last night when he turned up late for the premiere of his new movie Bedtime Stories and blanked the waiting media and headed, instead, straight for fans. The British comedian then posed for photos and signed autographs for the public and then only participated in a limited photo call inside the Kensington Odeon. The film also stars Adam Sandler and Keri Russell who attended the premiere and posed for photos for press and fans as well as signing autographs.
Once again this week London was awash with A-list stars as the cast, crew and other special guests hit the red carpet for the UK film premiere of “Australia”, the latest offering from visionary director Baz Luhrmann. The film stars Australians Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, both of whom attended the premiere and strode out on the red carpet despite the cold weather. Nicole Kidman looked stunning in an ivory shimmering dress and Hugh Jackman, recently voted the world’s sexiest man, wore a full three-piece suit.
On a cold December evening the crowds turn out to see Jim Carrey and a host of other stars in Leicester Square for the London Premiere of new comedy "Yes Man". The stars tried to brave the cold as long as possible to pose for photos and greet the crowds... even Dani Behr who was wearing a skimpy minidress! "Yes Man" is based on the book by British writer, comedian and presenter Danny Wallace about a revelation he experienced when he started to say "yes" more after a chance encounter with a stranger on a bus.
Donmar Warehouse lead the list of winners of the 2008 Evening Standard Awards, which were presented in a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on November 24. The theater company took home four awards out of its previously announced six nominations, including Chiwetel Ejiofor as Best Actor, Margaret Tyzack and Penelope Wilton as Best Actress and Michael Grandage as Best Director.
On a very, very wet Sunday afternoon the crowds had their spirits lifted by the appearance of some great A-list celebrities at the Leicester Square premiere of Madagascar 2. The British weather seems to have a way of knowing that theres' a premiere in town! But in spite of the awful weather the crowds had journeyed from all over the country to be in Leicester Square for the Madagascar 2 premiere and gave huge cheers to all of the principal voice-over cast - including Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett-Smith - as they walked down the red carpet to pose for pictures and sign autographs.
Leonardo DiCaprio thrilled the waiting fans in Leicester Square as he made his appearance at the Body Of Lies UK film premiere. The premiere wasn’t your average Ridley Scott production. No helicopters, no missiles and no guns. Just Ridders, DiCaprio, Mark Strong and an unexplained appearance from X-Factor dance svengali Brian Friedman.
Leicester Square came to life last night as the three stars of the latest US smash, Tropic Thunder, hit London for the film’s UK premiere. Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jnr all graced the red carpet to delight the fans. In an evening of glaring flashlights and huge cheers from the crowds fans definitely weren’t disappointed with the turn-out of stars for the new movie at the Odeon Cinema which was decked out like a jungle scene - complete with a camouflage carpet in place of the traditional red carpet. As well as a bevy of celebs UK models Kayleigh Pearson, Malene Espensen, Natalie Pike and Rachael Tennant also turned up in a US Army jeep which delighted photographers. The movie has hit the headlines recently as it’s been claimed to be offensive to the mentally disabled.
Keira Knightley delighted fans in Leicester Square this week as she attended the London Film premiere for The Duchess. Keira always draws a great crowd and this was the case yet again in London’s Leicester Square where she attended the premiere dressed in a stunning blue knee-length dress. Keira describes the character she plays as incredibly strong and yet vulnerable at the same time... she went on to say that she relished the chance to play the character who has been describes as the original “It Girl”.
Madonna delighted fans on Monday night in Leicester Square as she walked arm in arm down the red carpet with hubby director Guy Richie for the premiere of his lastest film. The pop superstar surprised everyone by making an appearance in London after the other of the film’s stars had made their way into the Odeon cinema – arriving just minutes before Guy Ritchie's gangster film was shown. Madge wore a black Stella McCartney dress and walked walked arm-in-arm with her husband as she and posed for photographs before and briefly met fans.
Megastar Will Smith was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd Wednesday night as he arrived in Leicester Square for the premiere of his new film Hancock. Hundreds had lined the barriers alongside the red carpet to catch a glimpse of the stars of the film. Many were lucky enough to have their photo taken together with Will who happily posed with fans whilst under the watchful eye of a large security team.
Fans lined the red carpet on Tuesday to meet the stars at the premiere of Speed Racer. The stars of the latest Wachowski brothers film arrived in a very wet Leicester Square. Emile Hirsche and Christina Ricci attended as well as John Goodman and Susan Sarandon. Arriving in the rain and stepping out on to a drenched and slippery red carpet they greeted the crowd and signed autographs while screens outside the cinema showed excerpts from the movie.
New film 'Iron Man' had it's London premiere on Thursday night in Leicester Square. Gwyneth Paltrow wowed the crowds by wearing a sexy little lace dress which revealed a stunning set of pins! Robert Downey Jnr and Terrence Howard who star alongside Paltrow were also on the red carpet and were kept busy signing autographs and having their photo taken with fans. A stage had been erected by the cinema entrance and before the stars went in they were interviewed by Edith Bowman. This could be seen by many in the crowds on a large TV screen. Music had also been playing before the stars arrived which got the crowd in a good mood.
The London Palladium hosted the BAFTA TV Awards Sunday night and the red carpet was awash with actors and actresses hoping to win an award. Hundreds had lined up alongside the red carpet to see the celebrities arrive and waited patiently with photos to be signed. BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey picked up two awards with James Corden picking up Best Comedy Performance. Harry Hill's TV Burb also won two awards with Best Entertainment Performance and Best Entertainment Programme. Dame Judi Dench received cheers as she arrived. Dame Judi was nominated for Best Actress but lost out to Eileen Atkins. The last to arrive, and just as the heavens opened up, was Bruce Forsyth who won the highest accolade - a Fellowship.
George Clooney and Renee Zellweger thrilled fans in Leicester Square on Tuesday night when they arrived at the premiere of their new film Leatherheads. They both spent time chatting to excited fans and signing autographs. The premiere attracted hundreds of Clooney fans, many of whom had come to catch a glimpse and a autograph of the Hollywood heartthrob. There were even some girls proposing marriage ! Set in the 1920's, George Clooney plays the part of an American football player and Zellweger a reporter who gets caught up in a love triangle in this romantic comedy.
The premiere of new Disney flick 'The Game Plan' took place on Sunday afternoon in Leicester Square. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson delighted fans when he signed autographs for everyone who had turned up at the Odeon West End in Leicester Square as did 9 year old Madison Pettis. Being mothers day the pair were also giving roses to mums in the crowd.
It was a beautiful sunny day in the capital on Sunday and people turned out in their hundreds to catch a glimpse of the stars arrive for the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2008. On arriving at the awards, which were held at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the stars were greeted with cheers from the crowds.
Johnny Depp greeted fans in Leicester Square on Thursday night as he arrived for the premiere of his new film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The stars of the film Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Spall and the director Tim Burton were all at the premiere. But of course most had turned up to catch a glimpse of Johnny Depp and he spent nearly an hour signing autographs. Many fans had arrived from countries all over the world just for this event. Leicester Square gardens had been decorated beautifully with red lanterns hanging from the trees and music from the film was played out to the crowds. The rain put a dampner on the event and for those that had been waiting at the barriers for many hours were very wet indeed. As the stars arrived though the rain did eventually stop.
Will Smith attracted a huge turnout for the premiere of his latest film 'I Am Legend' on Wednesday night. In Leicester Square people had been gathering steadily during the day with some getting there six hours before it started to get a good view at the front. Will Smith spent an hour on the red carpet signing autographs, shaking hands and having his picture taken with fans before heading inside the Odeon. A short while later Will appeared on the balcony of the Odeon and thanked everyone for coming.
The world premiere of new film St Trinian's was held in London's Leicester Square on Monday night. The stars of the film Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Tamsin Egerton, Tallulah Riley, Gemma Arterton were all walking the 'pink' carpet along with Russell Brand who brought his mum along. Girls Aloud who perform the theme tune and also appear in the film arrived to screams from fans and dazzled the crowd with their sparkling dresses. The St Trinian's films which came out in the 1950's were very popular and it was Rupert Everett's idea to make the new one.
The British Comedy Awards took place Wednesday night at the London Studios on the SouthBank. People had gathered to watch the stars arrive but presumably because of the cold and blustery weather there was only a few. Fresh from the jungle and wearing a kilt on the coldest of nights was Christopher Biggins who received a very warm welcome from the crowd. Other stars and nominees arriving at the studios included Alan Carr, a very windswept Justin Lee Collins, Dara O'Brian, David Mitchell, Jack Dee, Rob Brydon, Jimmy Carr, Twiggy, Sheridan Smith, Keith Allen and Jennifer Coolidge who was the actress that played Stifler's mom in American Pie and from 'Gavin and Stacey' James Corden and Ruth Jones.
The Golden Compass received its World premiere Tuesday night and all the stars were in Leicester Square including Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman. Nicole Kidman looked amazing in the cream dress she wore and was getting a lot of attention on the red carpet from the worlds media and was accompanied by her husband Keith Urban . Also raising a few temperatures and many ear bursting screams was Daniel Craig who took time out from interviews to sign autographs for the hundreds of people who had gathered outside the Odeon. Eva Green who also stars in the film and also starred alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale wore a black sparkling Roberto Cavalli dress and looked amazing.
Hollywood star Dustin Hoffman braved a chilly Sunday afternoon to meet and greet crowds in Leicester Square who had turned up in large numbers for the premiere of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Zach Mills who stars along side Dustin in this enchanting new film spent ages on the blue carpet and by the time the 11 year old finally went in to the cinema he looked very cold indeed.
Sir Michael Caine and Jude Law were in town Sunday night to attend the UK premiere of their new movie Sleuth which was held in Leicester Square. The weather wasn't kind to the crowds that had gathered outside the Odeon West End in Leicester Square to watch the stars arrive. It didn’t stop raining and this unfortunately meant that many celebs headed straight into the cinema but Sir Michael and Jude did sign a few autographs for fans.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt signed autographs and talked to enthusiastic fans at the premiere of Beowulf on Sunday night. Ray Winstone, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Crispin Glover who star in the film Beowulf also chatted to excited fans outside the Vue cinema in Leicester Square. The crowd was kept warm by flames bursting into the air from the cinema and further down the red carpet a big screen was showing both scenes from the movie and celebrity arrivals and interviews on the red carpet. The film is shot using motion capture technology and the story is named after and based on one of the most famous works of Anglo-Saxon poetry.
The Closing Night Gala of the BFI 51st London Film Festival was held Thursday night. Over the past 16 days there have been a whole host of films shown at venues around London. The Darjeeling Limited was picked for the Closing Night Gala and stars of the film were in attendance at the Odeon in Leicester Square.
Uma Thurman wowed the crowds last night with a daring see-through dress on Thursday night where she, along with Samuel L Jackson, hosted the Swarovski Fashion Rocks at the Royal Albert Hall. In aid of the Prince's Trust the event attracted a host of stars from the world of film, TV, music and fashion. Hosted by Hollywood greats, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson, the line-up of top music talent paired with the most illustrious fashion names on the planet, brings both high-octane glamour and a cool cutting edge spirit to this year’s celebration.
The Pride of Britain Awards were held on tuesday night and a huge variety of stars attended to present awards. The annual ceremony, which awards Britain's unsung heroes, attracted a large crowd who turned up to watch people arrive at the London Studios on the Southbank. Celebrities in attendance at the awards included: Emmerdale stars past and present - Adele Silva, Roxanne Pallett, Lucy Pargeter, Verity Rushworth, Patrick Mower, Claire King and Patsy Kensit.
Quentin Tarantino was in town during London Fashion Week to promote his new film Death Proof, a flick harking back to the old storylines and production values made famous in the “grindhouse” theatres of the 60s and 70s. To celebrate the release he held a party at The Collection in South Kensington attracted a few other celebs. The Hollywood director and actor arrived at the party just after 23:00 and whisked straight into the venue by staff.
A smartly dressed Daniel Radcliffe arrived at the Odeon Covent Garden on Thursday night for the premiere screening of December Boys to cheers from the crowds that had waited to see him. As a result of a lastminute venue alteration and modest celebrity turnout, this premiere turned out to be a bit of a damp squib; that said, those that did turn out were delighted to see the attendance of the Harry Potter star who spent time with the crowds posing for photos and signing autographs.
Only a select few celebrities attended the UK Premiere of Atonement in Leicester Square on Tuesday night; despite the modest attendance limited mainly to the cast and crew of the film, the crowds were thrilled to see Keira Knightly who looked stunning. Crowds outside the Odean cinema were delighted to see Keira as it was rumoured several days ago that she would not attend. Steping on to the red carpet in a stunning silver-grey Rodarte dress Keira spent some time signing autographs before heading into the cinema.
Leicester Square was heaving with celebrities who turned up to the premiere for Run Fat Boy Run on Monday night, including the film's stars Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton as well as director David Schwimmer. Simon Pegg, who plays the role of Dennis, was the first to arrive and the crowds were delighted as he managed to greet nearly everybody who had turned up outside the Odeon West End. David Schwimmer, (yes the one from friends) the director of the film, received huge cheers from the crowd as he arrived as did Thandie Newton who looked amazing and plays the role of Libby.
The stars were out in force in Leicester Square on 15th August to see the third installment of the Jason Bourne series, The Bourne Ultimatum. The premiere was attended by Matt Damon, Neve Campbell and many more. Unfortunately the British weather still did its best to dampen everyone's spirits when the skies opened as some of the stars arrived and the celebrities were forces to reach for the umbrellas. Stars that attended the premiere included: Matt Damon and his guest, director Paul Greengrass, Julia Stiles, Stephen Fry, Rachel Stevens, Kimberly Stewart, Helena Christensen, James Nesbitt, Neve Campbell, Paddy Considine and Joan Allen.
The residents of America's favourite town, Springfield, finally make their long-awaited appearance on the big screen in the Simpsons Movie. Wednesday saw the film's UK premiere at the newly opened O2 Arena in Greenwich. So the yellow carpet was rolled out to the entrance of the dome, the camera flashes were charged and the TV cameras were poised… so who would turn up on the night? Well, apparently stars of the film (or at least the stars providing the voices) were notable by their absence… well they certainly didn’t show on the yellow carpet to pose for the cameras or sign autographs, which left the crowds a little disappointed... but Bart and Homer turned up in 6ft suits to a cheer from the crowd!
Umbrellas were needed in Leicester Square last night as the stars arrived for the world premiere of Hairspray. Unfortunately John Travolta didn't make the premiere but fans were not disapointed as an array of stars braved the crazy British weather as they walked down the rainbow coloured carpet. Zac Efron was the first star of the film to arrive and spent a long time mingling with the crowd as did the other stars of the film including Amanda Bynes, Nikki Blonsky and Elijah Kelley.
Tuesday night saw London’s Leicester Square transformed into the Ministry of Magic, with smoking fires and silver-faced Death Eaters taunting the crowds. It was the premiere of the latest film from the JK Rowling Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the nearby streets were jammed with fans that were desperately hoping to get a peak at the stars. Despite the fantastic sets and costumes that adorned the entire area, the weather certainly couldn't be described as "magic"! During the lead up to the premiere and also during the arrival of many of the film’s stars (and other celebrity guests) the sky opened to drench the crowds… although may had obviously listened to the weather reports and brought umbrellas and wet weather gear just in case!
Last night saw the London Premiere of the latest in the Die Hard series: Die Hard 4.0 - Live Free or Die Hard. Bruce Willis arrrived at Leicester Square last night to a huge cheer from the hundreds of fans waiting outside the Empire Cinema. In the air a helicopter was pulling along a huge banner advertising the film.
Tuesday night saw the London stage premiere of The Lord Of The Rings. The event attracted a number of celebrities including Harry Enfield, Brian May, Andrew Lloyd Webber and wife Madeline, Dame Judi Dench, Kevin Spacey, Terry O'Quinn, Bruno Tonioli, Arlene Phillips and Tamzin Outhwaite. The show's director, Richard Eyre, was also in attendence to judge reactions to his new show.
The world premiere for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was held on Tuesday night at the Vue cinema, Leicester Square. Hundreds of people waiting in Leicester Square for the stars to arrive were bathed in the hot sun and as the sun dissapeared behind the rooftops the stars began to arrive. First to arrive at 6pm, becoming quite a regular at film premieres here in London, was Simon Webbe. He was sporting a silver stripe on his head. Half an hour later Ioan Gruffudd arrived closely followed by Jessica Alba who looked stunning in a full length gold dress. Twenty minutes later Michael Chaklis and Chris Evans arrived and all the 'Fantastic Four' were busy greeting the crowd, signing autographs and doing interviews. Also on the blue carpet last night was the director Tim Story along with many other celebrities.
The stars turned out in force to see Mike Myres, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and others at the Shrek 3 London Premiere. Everyone turned up early on a warm evening in Leicester Square. All the major stars were great with the crowds and took time to pose for photos and sign autographs. Even exes Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz seemed to be friendly to each other. Very friendly. They laughed and joked and happily posed for the cameras and seemed to be very comfortable around each other.
Katie Price (aka Jordan) launched her new novel Crystal yesterday (5th June, 2007) at Waterstone's book shop inside Harrods, Knightsbridge. Hundreds lined the streets around London's most famous store to see the celebrity attend the launch and a beautiful sunny day in the capital.
The British Soap Awards 2007 celebrated another year of tears, trials, tribulations and tantrums from the nation's biggest TV shows and took place on Saturday 26th May at BBC Television Studioswill be broadcast on ITV1 and ITV2. Entries from the five biggest soaps were eligible - Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks - and stars from all five donned their finest on the night for what was one of the award calendar's most glamorous occasions. Hosted by This Morning presenters Fern Britton and Phillip Schofield the Awards were presented by some of the entertainment world's most famous faces.
The stars were out in force for the London premiere of the biggest film of the year, Spider Man 3. Giant screens were set up in the gardens in Leicester Square and exclusive scenes from the movie were shown to the excitement of the crowd. Everyone was eagerly awaiting the arrival of the stars. There was also a fantastic red carpet too! Then, the main stars arrived: Kirsten Dunst looked beautiful in a black Rodarte dress and signed a lot of autographs for people in the crowd as did Tobey Maguire who also shook hands with a lot of the crowd to their delight.
John Travolta and company rode into town on a fleet of Harley's for the Premiere of the new film, Wild Hogs. The stars of Wild Hogs turned up yesterday in Leicester Square. And judging by the way the security team ran into position they were a little early! There was a sudden roar of engines as 3 Harley Davidson's rolled up and pulled up outside the Odeon West End. John Travolta, Tim Allen & Ray Liotta had arrived. They all signed autographs for people in the crowds, especially John Travolta, who made sure he got around to almost everyone.
The stars of Doctor Who were in London last night for the premiere of the 3rd series of the hit show which is coming soon to BBC1. Freema Agyeman replaces Billie Piper who left the series last year to pursue a role on stage in the West End show, Treats. David Tennant and Freema Agyeman were both great sports and spent some time signing autogaphs for fans that had been waiting in the cold outside the Mayfair Hotel where the premiere was being held.