London has Premieres. And I have a Camera.

Over the course of an average year. London probably has about 40-60 movie premieres. They're free to attend. You can bring a camera. And then wait for hours. And be pushed and shoved by fans, autograph dealers and teenage girls from Spain grasping desperately at Logan Lerman.

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 Directors Ben Wheatley and Colin Trevorrow had nothing to do with    "The Festival"    but showed up at the premiere anyway!

Directors Ben Wheatley and Colin Trevorrow had nothing to do with "The Festival" but showed up at the premiere anyway!

 Ewan McGregor doesn't want mentions of Star Wars at the premiere of another Disney movie, at    "Christopher Robin"

Ewan McGregor doesn't want mentions of Star Wars at the premiere of another Disney movie, at "Christopher Robin"

 For the first time in a very long time, I put Autographs before Photographs... but it worked out okay! At the    Mission Impossible : Fallout Premiere   .

For the first time in a very long time, I put Autographs before Photographs... but it worked out okay! At the Mission Impossible : Fallout Premiere.

 To coincide with the Royal Airforce's 100th Anniversary : the premiere of the    "Spitfire" Documentary    in London.

To coincide with the Royal Airforce's 100th Anniversary : the premiere of the "Spitfire" Documentary in London.

 After another fairly long drought of premieres in London, it's    "Swimming With Men"   . And 1970s gang signs!

After another fairly long drought of premieres in London, it's "Swimming With Men". And 1970s gang signs!

 For the first time in over two months : London has a real premiere, with a stage and everything! (   It's for Ocean's 8   )

For the first time in over two months : London has a real premiere, with a stage and everything! (It's for Ocean's 8)

 I'd both prepared for another premiere entirely, and didn't know who anybody was at    "Welcome to Curiosity"

I'd both prepared for another premiere entirely, and didn't know who anybody was at "Welcome to Curiosity"

 Vanessa Kirby is very pretty, AND ended up winning an award at the    2018 TV Baftas    (so much cooler than the film baftas...)

Vanessa Kirby is very pretty, AND ended up winning an award at the 2018 TV Baftas (so much cooler than the film baftas...)

 Just one day after the snow of the Empire Awards, it's the European premiere for    Ready Player One    with Steven Spielberg!

Just one day after the snow of the Empire Awards, it's the European premiere for Ready Player One with Steven Spielberg!

 Scott Eastwood and I share more of a moment than Daisy Ridley or Alicia Vikander and I in past weeks, at    Pacific Rim2

Scott Eastwood and I share more of a moment than Daisy Ridley or Alicia Vikander and I in past weeks, at Pacific Rim2

 It was Rey, Hux and the lady who plays one of the gold-painted aliens in Guardians of the Galaxy at    "Peter Rabbit (2018)"

It was Rey, Hux and the lady who plays one of the gold-painted aliens in Guardians of the Galaxy at "Peter Rabbit (2018)"

 It's 2018 and I'm back, and not entirely sure whether I should put an exclamation mark here! Premiere #1:   "The Mercy"

It's 2018 and I'm back, and not entirely sure whether I should put an exclamation mark here! Premiere #1: "The Mercy"

 It's a    summary of all this year's premieres    (because 71 events deserves to be - somehow - commemorated!)

It's a summary of all this year's premieres (because 71 events deserves to be - somehow - commemorated!)

 This year only Star Wars : The Last Jedi is the only premiere to get a   commentary-free Red Carpet Monochrome Journal

This year only Star Wars : The Last Jedi is the only premiere to get a commentary-free Red Carpet Monochrome Journal

 Lily James Layered up and Layered down, Gary Oldman declined to look up, and that was  'Darkest Hour'  in a nutshell

Lily James Layered up and Layered down, Gary Oldman declined to look up, and that was 'Darkest Hour' in a nutshell

 For the second time in two days I (a) have an event, (b) photograph Poppy Delevingne - at   the British Fashion Awards.

For the second time in two days I (a) have an event, (b) photograph Poppy Delevingne - at the British Fashion Awards.

 Claire Foy! Matt Smith! Not one but TWO corgis! - all this for Season2  (World) Premiere of Season2 of Netflix's "The Crown"

Claire Foy! Matt Smith! Not one but TWO corgis! - all this for Season2 (World) Premiere of Season2 of Netflix's "The Crown"

   BFI London Film Festival 2017 ends   with Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand AND Sam Rockwell

BFI London Film Festival 2017 ends with Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand AND Sam Rockwell

 Joaquin Phoenix might even have taken those sunglasses off at some point during   the "We Were Never Really Here" premiere

Joaquin Phoenix might even have taken those sunglasses off at some point during the "We Were Never Really Here" premiere

 Two premieres on Friday 13th -   one for 'Downsizing'   (no Matt Damon) and one for   'The Florida Project' (no Willem Dafoe)

Two premieres on Friday 13th - one for 'Downsizing' (no Matt Damon) and one for 'The Florida Project' (no Willem Dafoe)

 Jamie Bell, Annette Benning, Elvis Costello and only getting drenched on the way home :   Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

Jamie Bell, Annette Benning, Elvis Costello and only getting drenched on the way home : Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

 Two premieres within 15mins - the first one   here   (and above), the   second one here   (with Bryan Cranston)

Two premieres within 15mins - the first one here (and above), the second one here (with Bryan Cranston)

  "You want me to sign what?"  - what indeed, at the  World Premiere of 'Goodbye Christopher Robin"

"You want me to sign what?" - what indeed, at the World Premiere of 'Goodbye Christopher Robin"

 Jennifer Lawrence and I share a moment (in the journal, not here on the homepage!) at  the premiere of "Mother!"

Jennifer Lawrence and I share a moment (in the journal, not here on the homepage!) at the premiere of "Mother!"

 Adam Driver doesn't really want to look at all the photos on your phone at  the 'Logan Lucky' premiere

Adam Driver doesn't really want to look at all the photos on your phone at the 'Logan Lucky' premiere

 Michael Bay both signed my Moleskine journal and broke my brain at the  Transformers The Last Knight premiere !

Michael Bay both signed my Moleskine journal and broke my brain at the Transformers The Last Knight premiere!

 You may call me disproportionately proud of my sub-par efforts (and rants) at the non-premiere of  'Beauty and the Beast (2017)'

You may call me disproportionately proud of my sub-par efforts (and rants) at the non-premiere of 'Beauty and the Beast (2017)'

 London wasn't deemed worthy of a full Doctor Strange premiere, so instead  there was this near-abomination event.

London wasn't deemed worthy of a full Doctor Strange premiere, so instead there was this near-abomination event.

 "Wassup, bro?" Mark Wahlberg was very Bro, (bro,) at  the Deepwater Horizon premiere

"Wassup, bro?" Mark Wahlberg was very Bro, (bro,) at the Deepwater Horizon premiere

 The world needs more superhero movies. In this case, it's  X-Men : Apocalypse  that's needed.

The world needs more superhero movies. In this case, it's X-Men : Apocalypse that's needed.

 Cap and Iron Man hug it out (possibly their mothers have the same first name?) at  the Civil War European Premiere

Cap and Iron Man hug it out (possibly their mothers have the same first name?) at the Civil War European Premiere

 Scarlett Johansson probably didn't recognise me at  The Avengers Age of Ultron European Premiere

Scarlett Johansson probably didn't recognise me at The Avengers Age of Ultron European Premiere

  I have opinions on movies.  There's a decent chance you won't agree with them.

I have opinions on movies. There's a decent chance you won't agree with them.

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 "We're sorry Stanley Tucci couldn't be here... but look how great our hair is, while his isn't" - at    'The Children Act' premiere

"We're sorry Stanley Tucci couldn't be here... but look how great our hair is, while his isn't" - at 'The Children Act' premiere

 Excitement! Adventure! Avoidance of Rain! - and finally getting to photograph Glenn Close at the    UK premiere of "The Wife"

Excitement! Adventure! Avoidance of Rain! - and finally getting to photograph Glenn Close at the UK premiere of "The Wife"

 Meryl Streep! Cher! Lily James! Stellan Skarsgard! Andy Garcia! Jeremy Irvine! Amanda Seyfried! Benny & Bjorn! And Pierce Brosnan... at    "Mama Mia! Here We Go Again"

Meryl Streep! Cher! Lily James! Stellan Skarsgard! Andy Garcia! Jeremy Irvine! Amanda Seyfried! Benny & Bjorn! And Pierce Brosnan... at "Mama Mia! Here We Go Again"

 A rare DISNEY premiere in London! Samuel L Jackson and Holly Hunter for Pixar's    'Incredibles 2'

A rare DISNEY premiere in London! Samuel L Jackson and Holly Hunter for Pixar's 'Incredibles 2'

 Harry and Meghan! William and Kate! Horses! Drums! Fly-bys! Crowds! And Her Majesty at    Trooping the Colour 2018

Harry and Meghan! William and Kate! Horses! Drums! Fly-bys! Crowds! And Her Majesty at Trooping the Colour 2018

 Is this what premieres have come to? Just a T-Rex in front of a monument to promote    Jurassic World 2   ? Seems so...

Is this what premieres have come to? Just a T-Rex in front of a monument to promote Jurassic World 2? Seems so...

 Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay at the world premiere for a movie so big    they couldn't fit the name of it on the marquee!

Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay at the world premiere for a movie so big they couldn't fit the name of it on the marquee!

 A 'family gala screening' for    "Sherlock Gnomes"    on a Sunday morning turns out to have some decent attendees!

A 'family gala screening' for "Sherlock Gnomes" on a Sunday morning turns out to have some decent attendees!

 Dwayne Johnson has charms to soothe the savage beast (but not Charlie Chaplin lookalikes or autograph dealers) at    "Rampage"

Dwayne Johnson has charms to soothe the savage beast (but not Charlie Chaplin lookalikes or autograph dealers) at "Rampage"

 Rain!Umbrellas!Cuba Gooding Jnr!The Hamilton Cast! And Time'sUp Badges. Lots of those. At    the 2018 Olivier Awards   .

Rain!Umbrellas!Cuba Gooding Jnr!The Hamilton Cast! And Time'sUp Badges. Lots of those. At the 2018 Olivier Awards.

 I've had worse, but it's usually involved Disney in some way. Also *technically* this wasn't a premiere, for    "A Quiet Place"

I've had worse, but it's usually involved Disney in some way. Also *technically* this wasn't a premiere, for "A Quiet Place"

 It's    the 2018 Empire Award   s, and in flagrant contradiction of the 'science' of weather forecasting : SNOW!

It's the 2018 Empire Awards, and in flagrant contradiction of the 'science' of weather forecasting : SNOW!

 I don't usually risk being banned from premieres for standing where I am, but when I do it's   for a Disney movie starring Oprah  .

I don't usually risk being banned from premieres for standing where I am, but when I do it's for a Disney movie starring Oprah.

 Alicia Vikander is pretty, but director Roar Uthaug's name is more awesome sounding, at    'Tomb Raider (2018)'

Alicia Vikander is pretty, but director Roar Uthaug's name is more awesome sounding, at 'Tomb Raider (2018)'

 Premiere #2 for the year : Margot Robbie and Allison Janney for   "I, Tonya"  . (And 'We, the crazed autograph dealers' attended)

Premiere #2 for the year : Margot Robbie and Allison Janney for "I, Tonya". (And 'We, the crazed autograph dealers' attended)

 2017 Finishes (for me) with arguably the biggest premiere of the year - the   European premiere of  Star Wars : The Last Jedi

2017 Finishes (for me) with arguably the biggest premiere of the year - the European premiere of  Star Wars : The Last Jedi

 Jessica Chastain and I share a moment (but not my warm thinsulate beanie) at   the premiere of "Molly's Game"

Jessica Chastain and I share a moment (but not my warm thinsulate beanie) at the premiere of "Molly's Game"

 With Cate Blanchett Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield, does it matter I don't know theatre at   the Evening Standard Awards  ?

With Cate Blanchett Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield, does it matter I don't know theatre at the Evening Standard Awards?

 "I've been instructed not to comment on anything outside a narrow range to do with this movie" at   Daddy's Home2

"I've been instructed not to comment on anything outside a narrow range to do with this movie" at Daddy's Home2

 The  "Murder on the Orient Express"  world premiere was so large no one photo can do it justice... but here goes! More  here

The "Murder on the Orient Express" world premiere was so large no one photo can do it justice... but here goes! More here

 The  2017 Pride of Britain Awards  - I'm neither British nor Proud, but I went and they let me in anyway.

The 2017 Pride of Britain Awards - I'm neither British nor Proud, but I went and they let me in anyway.

 It's over for another year :   BFI London Film Festival 2017   - this is the b'n'w only gallery of highlights and links

It's over for another year : BFI London Film Festival 2017 - this is the b'n'w only gallery of highlights and links

 Nicole Kidman! Colin Farrell! Lens flares! Raffey Cassidy! (Emma Stone! Nicholas Hoult!) -   The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Nicole Kidman! Colin Farrell! Lens flares! Raffey Cassidy! (Emma Stone! Nicholas Hoult!) - The Killing of a Sacred Deer

 It was an indoor venue in a corridor / stairwell, but it still counts, 'cause it's DAVID FINCHER!!  (for Mindhunter)

It was an indoor venue in a corridor / stairwell, but it still counts, 'cause it's DAVID FINCHER!! (for Mindhunter)

  "If you could work the name of this event's sponsor into your answer, that would be awesome"  - at "  Battle of the Sexes"

"If you could work the name of this event's sponsor into your answer, that would be awesome" - at "Battle of the Sexes"

 Carey Mulligan expresesess herself with rare and classy eloquence at the   BFI LFF premiere for 'Mudbound'

Carey Mulligan expresesess herself with rare and classy eloquence at the BFI LFF premiere for 'Mudbound'

 Not one but FIVE Oscar winners at an action-comedy spy sequel Premiere, too :  Kingsman - The Golden Circle .

Not one but FIVE Oscar winners at an action-comedy spy sequel Premiere, too : Kingsman - The Golden Circle.

 Luke Skywalker prefers to go by the name ' Mark Hamill ' when he's attending  the 2017 GQ Awards.. .

Luke Skywalker prefers to go by the name 'Mark Hamill' when he's attending the 2017 GQ Awards...

 I've finally photographed Oscar/Bafta-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ( at the 'Detroit' Premiere )

I've finally photographed Oscar/Bafta-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (at the 'Detroit' Premiere)

 It's Rihanna, and she's wearing the dress Rihanna wore at "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"

It's Rihanna, and she's wearing the dress Rihanna wore at"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"

 Ansel Elgort, Lily Driver, and lots of screaming from female fans at  the Baby Driver European Premiere

Ansel Elgort, Lily Driver, and lots of screaming from female fans at the Baby Driver European Premiere

 A second premiere in Berlin - for  Fast & Furious 8  (Are Berlin premieres the new normal? Probably not but I'll keep it in mind)

A second premiere in Berlin - for Fast & Furious 8 (Are Berlin premieres the new normal? Probably not but I'll keep it in mind)

 Tom Hiddleston drew the crowd to  Kong : Skull Island , but Brie Larson is pretty... and I'm somewhat shallow.

Tom Hiddleston drew the crowd to Kong : Skull Island, but Brie Larson is pretty... and I'm somewhat shallow.

 It's  the 2017 Baftas  and I was dressed considerably warmer (albeit less stylishly) than Emma Stone

It's the 2017 Baftas and I was dressed considerably warmer (albeit less stylishly) than Emma Stone

 Cara Delevingne and I share a moment. Well... one of us does. (at  the "Suicide Squad" European premiere )

Cara Delevingne and I share a moment. Well... one of us does. (at the "Suicide Squad" European premiere)

 James Bond's 'SPECTRE' - the premiere so big  I started writing the journal the day before  when they were still setting it up!

James Bond's 'SPECTRE' - the premiere so big I started writing the journal the day before when they were still setting it up!

 FLASHBACK : Can book launch be a Premiere? I say yes - for  the launch of 'The Wikileaks Files'  in London

FLASHBACK : Can book launch be a Premiere? I say yes - for the launch of 'The Wikileaks Files' in London

 FLASHBACK : Scarlett Johansson and I share a private/public moment at  the premiere of The Avengers

FLASHBACK : Scarlett Johansson and I share a private/public moment at the premiere of The Avengers

 FLASHBACK : Daniel Craig looking supercool at the  World Premiere of the James Bond movie "Skyfall"

FLASHBACK : Daniel Craig looking supercool at the World Premiere of the James Bond movie "Skyfall"

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