9 Dec - St Trinians 2 : The Legend of Fritton's Gold premiere

December 9th, 2009.

St Trinians 2 : The Legend of Fritton’s gold is a movie I can fairly honestly say is not one I intend to actually watch. But it does have the advantage of being a film that has a mainly female cast, and I haven’t photographed one of those since….. oh… right. "Nine", like, only last week!

Still... I looked forward to it, somehow.

We start off in colour, and in closeup - I don't have time for long-range in my crushed position right now. And ... It will be interesting to go back and look at this photo anything from three months to five hundred years from now and at any time see which of the following comments would be raised: Will it be ‘Oh wow. That’s singer Paloma Faith’.. or will it be ‘Who is or was Paloma Faith?’

We start off in colour, and in closeup - I don't have time for long-range in my crushed position right now. And ... It will be interesting to go back and look at this photo anything from three months to five hundred years from now and at any time see which of the following comments would be raised: Will it be ‘Oh wow. That’s singer Paloma Faith’.. or will it be ‘Who is or was Paloma Faith?’

Montserrat Lombard is a British actress who is half Italian and half Spanish. Well… there’s your mathematical problem right there already.

Montserrat Lombard is a British actress who is half Italian and half Spanish. Well… there’s your mathematical problem right there already.

This may possibly be actor Toby Jones in the foreground and the crowd swirls around and I absently wonder whether I might have been better off using a flash for this photo. (He provides the voice of the character Dobby the House Elf in whichever Harry Potter films that character appeared. The second..?)

This may possibly be actor Toby Jones in the foreground and the crowd swirls around and I absently wonder whether I might have been better off using a flash for this photo. (He provides the voice of the character Dobby the House Elf in whichever Harry Potter films that character appeared. The second..?)

Actress Jodie Whittaker’s skin isn’t really this white, because if it was she’d probably be so light sensitive she shouldn’t even be near streetlights or bus stops at night. (Somebody else's passing flash caused over-exposure. It happens...)

Actress Jodie Whittaker’s skin isn’t really this white, because if it was she’d probably be so light sensitive she shouldn’t even be near streetlights or bus stops at night. (Somebody else's passing flash caused over-exposure. It happens...)

Tamsin Egerton's Wikipedia entry is very interesting – at school apparently she was bullied, frequently truanted to do modelling, yet achieved 9 A-Grade GCSEs, which since I wasn’t educated in England I’m not sure I understand, but appears very impressive

Tamsin Egerton's Wikipedia entry is very interesting – at school apparently she was bullied, frequently truanted to do modelling, yet achieved 9 A-Grade GCSEs, which since I wasn’t educated in England I’m not sure I understand, but appears very impressive

Rupert Everett, whom many would perhaps best know as the voice of Prince Charming in the ‘Shrek’ films, where he’s a blonde guy with flowing hair, a suit of armour and/or cape, and a chin so magnificent that songs will one day be sung about it. (I therefore don’t feel too bad about not initially recognising him).

Rupert Everett, whom many would perhaps best know as the voice of Prince Charming in the ‘Shrek’ films, where he’s a blonde guy with flowing hair, a suit of armour and/or cape, and a chin so magnificent that songs will one day be sung about it. (I therefore don’t feel too bad about not initially recognising him).

Heavyweight boxing champ David Haye scores himself another movie premiere (He was also at the Michael Caine "Harry Brown" premiere). The process of beating up ever-increasingly stronger people for a career sure can lead you to some interesting places. (You know, like a boxing world championship. or jail. OR movie premieres)

Heavyweight boxing champ David Haye scores himself another movie premiere (He was also at the Michael Caine "Harry Brown" premiere). The process of beating up ever-increasingly stronger people for a career sure can lead you to some interesting places. (You know, like a boxing world championship. or jail. OR movie premieres)

This is Clara Paget, about whom very little is known. Even the combined might of Getty Images, Wikipedia and IMDB could only come up with *'no photos at the premiere'*, *'did you mean ‘clara planet’?'* and *'do you represent Clara Paget?'* respectively.

This is Clara Paget, about whom very little is known. Even the combined might of Getty Images, Wikipedia and IMDB could only come up with *'no photos at the premiere'*, *'did you mean ‘clara planet’?'* and *'do you represent Clara Paget?'* respectively.

Singer/Actress Sarah Harding Laughs. Which is not news in and of itself, but I do find the notion that she’s one of the shyest in the band ‘Girls Aloud’ yet seems to play one of the most ‘aggressive’ ‘bandmembers’ in it fascinating.

Singer/Actress Sarah Harding Laughs. Which is not news in and of itself, but I do find the notion that she’s one of the shyest in the band ‘Girls Aloud’ yet seems to play one of the most ‘aggressive’ ‘bandmembers’ in it fascinating.

Singer / Actress Sarah Harding does NOT laugh, presumably as the reporter's line of question goes something like : ”Sarah, welcome to the premiere : love the dress. But what our viewers really want to know is what IS the guy behind you texting, and who is he texting it to??”

Singer / Actress Sarah Harding does NOT laugh, presumably as the reporter's line of question goes something like : ”Sarah, welcome to the premiere : love the dress. But what our viewers really want to know is what IS the guy behind you texting, and who is he texting it to??”

I’m going to go with my original photo description, which is: *Guy Scratches Head* I have no idea who he is.

I’m going to go with my original photo description, which is:
*Guy Scratches Head*
I have no idea who he is.

The Curse of me failing to take a proper photo of actress Gemma Arterton continues. I’ve now failed at Quantum of Solace, The Boat that Rocked, and Harry Brown. And now this one. She does look very good in the trailers for ‘Clash of the Titans’ and ‘Prince of Persia’ though.

The Curse of me failing to take a proper photo of actress Gemma Arterton continues. I’ve now failed at Quantum of Solace, The Boat that Rocked, and Harry Brown. And now this one. She does look very good in the trailers for ‘Clash of the Titans’ and ‘Prince of Persia’ though.

Per Wikipedia ,actress Talulah Riley is actress Tamsin Egerton’s flatmate. So you know (1) that’s totally correct and (2) that’s not in any way the kind of information that doesn’t deserve to be in the public domain. I’d like to add a third ‘fact’ if I may: she believes that Depth Perception is for wimps, and therefore always has her hair covering one eye.

Per Wikipedia ,actress Talulah Riley is actress Tamsin Egerton’s flatmate. So you know (1) that’s totally correct and (2) that’s not in any way the kind of information that doesn’t deserve to be in the public domain. I’d like to add a third ‘fact’ if I may: she believes that Depth Perception is for wimps, and therefore always has her hair covering one eye.

Yellow Cap Guy shoots! Yellow Cap Guy Scores! Not only does nobody really, truly know who Clara Paget is, but he’s now got her autograph and made what I hope is a connection. Well done!

Yellow Cap Guy shoots! Yellow Cap Guy Scores! Not only does nobody really, truly know who Clara Paget is, but he’s now got her autograph and made what I hope is a connection. Well done!

I moan at my camera’s sluggish and occasionally random autofocus often enough, so I should accordingly praise it for nailing this very ambitious shot. Well done, Pentax autofocus.

I moan at my camera’s sluggish and occasionally random autofocus often enough, so I should accordingly praise it for nailing this very ambitious shot. Well done, Pentax autofocus.

”Tom, I’m standing here with Sarah Harding and about to ask her whether the dress she’s wearing is a James Cameron design that cost over 10million dollars to create and involves a fusion of metallurgy, bioluminescence and genetic tampering. Miss Harding?”

”Tom, I’m standing here with Sarah Harding and about to ask her whether the dress she’s wearing is a James Cameron design that cost over 10million dollars to create and involves a fusion of metallurgy, bioluminescence and genetic tampering. Miss Harding?”

You know that feeling you get when you’ve been partying all day, and all night, for several weeks, and then you finally fall asleep and you get woken up after only about 2 hours and in your head it seems to be 3 in the morning and you find yourself in Leicester Square in front of a crowd of people you don’t recognise? I think that’s what’s happened here with Nicola Roberts, Girls Aloud singer

You know that feeling you get when you’ve been partying all day, and all night, for several weeks, and then you finally fall asleep and you get woken up after only about 2 hours and in your head it seems to be 3 in the morning and you find yourself in Leicester Square in front of a crowd of people you don’t recognise? I think that’s what’s happened here with Nicola Roberts, Girls Aloud singer

Nicola Roberts: “Babe, it CAN’T be seven o’clock in the evening, because if I’d been sleeping for over nineteen hours, I would have known about it. Although, why are there so many people here for a three o’clock in the morning film premiere?” Kimberley Walsh (fellow bandmember in front of her) : “Because it *IS* seven in the evening, Nicola…” Nicola Roberts : ”Babe are you even LISTENING to me? I said…” [photo taken here]

Nicola Roberts: “Babe, it CAN’T be seven o’clock in the evening, because if I’d been sleeping for over nineteen hours, I would have known about it. Although, why are there so many people here for a three o’clock in the morning film premiere?”
Kimberley Walsh (fellow bandmember in front of her) : “Because it *IS* seven in the evening, Nicola…”
Nicola Roberts : ”Babe are you even LISTENING to me? I said…”
[photo taken here]

So ... another premiere. And tomorrow? FRIKKIN AVATAR. James Cameron. Ain't no way that's going to be small, intimate and discreetly understated.

Until next then!

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