10 Nov - The 'Harry Brown' premiere

November 10th, 2009.

2 Premieres in 2 days in London town. And would you believe it: tomorrow (which at the time of posting = today) there's a third. It's for the new Twilight Film 'New Moon' and… ummm… I'm sorry. But there are some premieres I just can't face. So I won't be going to that.

But premieres for movies about old-agers turning to vigilantism?> I'm there.

It's Harry Brown. (And, possibly, fine Indian food. It's a combination that's worth some consideration, surely?)

It's Harry Brown. (And, possibly, fine Indian food. It's a combination that's worth some consideration, surely?)

Spotted in the far distance : Yellow Cap Guy. His story is interesting, and so is that of Nikon D70 Guy, who I stood next to at yesterday's Call of Duty Premiere . There are some fascinating people who hang out at these premieres. Except me. I'm just standing here, pointing my camera. I can take or leave these things - indeed, I went to Harry Brown but will NOT go to New Moon. Sorry!

Spotted in the far distance : Yellow Cap Guy. His story is interesting, and so is that of Nikon D70 Guy, who I stood next to at yesterday's Call of Duty Premiere . There are some fascinating people who hang out at these premieres. Except me. I'm just standing here, pointing my camera. I can take or leave these things - indeed, I went to Harry Brown but will NOT go to New Moon. Sorry!

Sir Michael Caine alights from his vehicle, looking very Sir/Knight-like. Or… well… very Butler-like, given he's also Alfred the Butler in Batman. .. And a citizen vigilante in this film. (Approach him at your own risk, really!)

Sir Michael Caine alights from his vehicle, looking very Sir/Knight-like. Or… well… very Butler-like, given he's also Alfred the Butler in Batman. .. And a citizen vigilante in this film. (Approach him at your own risk, really!)

Sir Michael Caine and some cute reporter lady made an on-the-spot pact never to mention *that* ever again, I'm guessing...

Sir Michael Caine and some cute reporter lady made an on-the-spot pact never to mention *that* ever again, I'm guessing...

Years after this premiere (I'm typing this in 2014) I was overjoyed to return to this premiere and find out that I'd photographed David Bradley, as up until recently I had bemoaned the fact that I'd never photographed David Bradley (best known for being caretaker/groundsman Argus Filch in ALL the Harry Potter films!) - moreover I'd been at a premiere where I'd seen 'some old dude' I didn't photograph... only to find out that he'd been David Bradley...

Years after this premiere (I'm typing this in 2014) I was overjoyed to return to this premiere and find out that I'd photographed David Bradley, as up until recently I had bemoaned the fact that I'd never photographed David Bradley (best known for being caretaker/groundsman Argus Filch in ALL the Harry Potter films!) - moreover I'd been at a premiere where I'd seen 'some old dude' I didn't photograph... only to find out that he'd been David Bradley...

"So I told those damn kids to clean that 5h1t up of there'd be trouble. Hogwarts? Hell no, I was meeting with the Prime Minister and his cabinet a few weeks back and was talking about the state of this country".

"So I told those damn kids to clean that 5h1t up of there'd be trouble. Hogwarts? Hell no, I was meeting with the Prime Minister and his cabinet a few weeks back and was talking about the state of this country".

"The capital of Liechtenstein? Ummm…" Cute reporter lady was clearly asking some tricky questions - and only David Bradley has the skillz to fight back..  This would appear to be Ben Drew, who is in the film.

"The capital of Liechtenstein? Ummm…" Cute reporter lady was clearly asking some tricky questions - and only David Bradley has the skillz to fight back..  This would appear to be Ben Drew, who is in the film.

Man's cruelty to our feathered friends hits yet another landmark.

Man's cruelty to our feathered friends hits yet another landmark.

"Bruce Wayne…. Is Batman??" Cute reporter lady is destroying these people…  whoever they are / he is.

"Bruce Wayne…. Is Batman??" Cute reporter lady is destroying these people…  whoever they are / he is.

Almost exactly a year ago I failed to get a proper shots of both Quantum of Solace Bond Girls Gemma Arterton and Olga Kurylenko. Incredibly, somebody called out to this lady, identifying her as Olga Kurylenko. I'm not convinced…mostly because I don't really have a decent shot to compare against!

Almost exactly a year ago I failed to get a proper shots of both Quantum of Solace Bond Girls Gemma Arterton and Olga Kurylenko. Incredibly, somebody called out to this lady, identifying her as Olga Kurylenko. I'm not convinced…mostly because I don't really have a decent shot to compare against!

And then Gemma Arterton shows up. This is basically a better James Bond premiere than an actual James Bond premiere... and I'll say that officially if either Judi Dench or Daniel Craig show up...

And then Gemma Arterton shows up. This is basically a better James Bond premiere than an actual James Bond premiere... and I'll say that officially if either Judi Dench or Daniel Craig show up...

Cute reporter lady lines up another curve-ball. Her intended victim here is an actor by the name of Joseph Gilgun, whose name rings absolutely no bells. Free throw for you, cute reporter lady!

Cute reporter lady lines up another curve-ball. Her intended victim here is an actor by the name of Joseph Gilgun, whose name rings absolutely no bells. Free throw for you, cute reporter lady!

But let's get back to the Lead Actor and Biggest Draw of this premiere. Sir Michael Caine says: "Stay In School, Kids. And don't do Drugs." (Or somesuch thing. I was taking photos, not paying attention..)

But let's get back to the Lead Actor and Biggest Draw of this premiere. Sir Michael Caine says: "Stay In School, Kids. And don't do Drugs." (Or somesuch thing. I was taking photos, not paying attention..)

(Please allow me to reaffirm my commitment to observe, record and not influence the proceedings at a premiere in any way. No Michael Caines were hurt, distracted  or interfered with by me in the making of this premiere. )

(Please allow me to reaffirm my commitment to observe, record and not influence the proceedings at a premiere in any way. No Michael Caines were hurt, distracted  or interfered with by me in the making of this premiere. )

The repetitive strain injury toll from yesterday's "Call of Duty 2 premiere" release may have claimed yet another victim? I honestly have no idea who this is. IMDB is unhelpful. I'm going with 'the director'. (nb. he's not the director)

The repetitive strain injury toll from yesterday's "Call of Duty 2 premiere" release may have claimed yet another victim? I honestly have no idea who this is. IMDB is unhelpful. I'm going with 'the director'. (nb. he's not the director)

Well... at least this guy was easy to figure out. He's newly crowned WBA Heavyweight Champ David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. His connection with the film is spurious, but given he's a heavyweight world champ, I doubt anybody was game to call him on it.

Well... at least this guy was easy to figure out. He's newly crowned WBA Heavyweight Champ David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. His connection with the film is spurious, but given he's a heavyweight world champ, I doubt anybody was game to call him on it.

Whoever it was that made David Haye turn around: you caught a world heavyweight champ off-guard. Well done!

Whoever it was that made David Haye turn around: you caught a world heavyweight champ off-guard. Well done!

So... that was another premiere. And no matter how much you beg or plead, the very linear nature of time means I can't/won't go to the Twilight "New Moon" premiere on the 11th. I have laundry duties.. and I take those very seriously.

Until next time!

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