Ruth Wilson

20 Oct 2013 - The 'Saving Mr Banks' World Premiere

October 20th, 2013.

Exciting times : London Film Festival is over (as of this premiere), and though I was only able to go to five of the twelve days, in that time I went to eight premieres - including two yesterday. And after today there's one two days later... however, that's still to come. Today was the closing gala - the Disney-themed 'Saving Mr Banks'

Here's how it went down.

And so, for the last time this year and the sixth time (!!) in three days, I'm at a BFI London Film Festival premiere. What with Thor2 being on Tuesday, I'll be back here soon enough. The forecast is currently for all day heavy rain, and a 100% chance of Tom Hiddleston fans. I can't wait!

And so, for the last time this year and the sixth time (!!) in three days, I'm at a BFI London Film Festival premiere. What with Thor2 being on Tuesday, I'll be back here soon enough. The forecast is currently for all day heavy rain, and a 100% chance of Tom Hiddleston fans. I can't wait!

Lady, you are in the SECOND ROW of a premiere while I'm in the fourth and you're holding the phone up over the head of a person SMALLER than you, and additionally the guy you're taking a photo of is so far away that your autofocus is useless, your flash is superfluous and you're not even metering properly. (There is probably a reasaon I'll never meet a girl at a premiere. I could probably compliment her on her leather jacket, I suppose)

Lady, you are in the SECOND ROW of a premiere while I'm in the fourth and you're holding the phone up over the head of a person SMALLER than you, and additionally the guy you're taking a photo of is so far away that your autofocus is useless, your flash is superfluous and you're not even metering properly. (There is probably a reasaon I'll never meet a girl at a premiere. I could probably compliment her on her leather jacket, I suppose)

"What? I'm wearing them like this now. I'm trying to make it into a Thing" "Barry, it'll never be a 'Thing' "

"What? I'm wearing them like this now. I'm trying to make it into a Thing"
"Barry, it'll never be a 'Thing' "

OMG!! It's the guy who was in that thing with the guy!!  The guys on the left aren't so sure.

OMG!! It's the guy who was in that thing with the guy!! The guys on the left aren't so sure.

Unlike Will Smith, Tom Hanks prefers to dispense high-fives remotely. It is more efficient, I guess.

Unlike Will Smith, Tom Hanks prefers to dispense high-fives remotely. It is more efficient, I guess.

Tom Hanks was part of the London Film Festival  opening gala for 'Captain Phillips'  and here he was again, looking all reliable and authoritative. Between him and Morgan Freeman, you could pretty much sell ebola-flavoured cookies on trust.

Tom Hanks was part of the London Film Festival opening gala for 'Captain Phillips' and here he was again, looking all reliable and authoritative. Between him and Morgan Freeman, you could pretty much sell ebola-flavoured cookies on trust.

Tom Hanks was staring at me, and I was staring at Barry, still doing his *thing*

Tom Hanks was staring at me, and I was staring at Barry, still doing his *thing*

It was vodka, but we couldn't prove it.

It was vodka, but we couldn't prove it.

"Fake cherry blossoms!! What do y'all think - classy, zany or irritating?"  My camera's autofocus has one answer, I have another, but the opinions are converging.

"Fake cherry blossoms!! What do y'all think - classy, zany or irritating?" My camera's autofocus has one answer, I have another, but the opinions are converging.

Colin Farrell isn't nearly as drunk and disorderly as he once was. Now he wears a tie and everything.

Colin Farrell isn't nearly as drunk and disorderly as he once was. Now he wears a tie and everything.

Pumpkin Spice Latte. Sounds so wrong, tastes so right. Might require a second sip to make sure, though.

Pumpkin Spice Latte. Sounds so wrong, tastes so right. Might require a second sip to make sure, though.

Random attendee : Singer Lily Allen. When I saw her at V Festival lo those years ago she was holding a cigarette in one hand, cup of beer in the other, and swearing prettily. Things change. (I've got a Pentax K5 now, and slightly less hair. Better collection of beanies, though.)

Random attendee : Singer Lily Allen. When I saw her at V Festival lo those years ago she was holding a cigarette in one hand, cup of beer in the other, and swearing prettily. Things change. (I've got a Pentax K5 now, and slightly less hair. Better collection of beanies, though.)

Rumours that Emma Thompson will be playing a Sith Lord in JJ Abrams' Star Wars episode VII were found to have been started by me. But the force push she's using did clear the red carpet of security. I last photographed her at  the premiere of "Men In Black III"  where she pulled faces and spoke in an alien language. Good times.

Rumours that Emma Thompson will be playing a Sith Lord in JJ Abrams' Star Wars episode VII were found to have been started by me. But the force push she's using did clear the red carpet of security. I last photographed her at the premiere of "Men In Black III" where she pulled faces and spoke in an alien language. Good times.

" You grew up watching the Nanny McPhee movies? But you're like.... forty six years old".  Ah, time travel.

"You grew up watching the Nanny McPhee movies? But you're like.... forty six years old". Ah, time travel.

"Of course I believe you that this Harry Potter box set is for your eight year old niece. Do you still want me to make it out to Steve?"  Emma Thompson was professor Trelawney in Harry Potters 3, 5 and 7b.

"Of course I believe you that this Harry Potter box set is for your eight year old niece. Do you still want me to make it out to Steve?" Emma Thompson was professor Trelawney in Harry Potters 3, 5 and 7b.

"Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it" "A kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it"  Perhaps, but I'm not sure fake cherry blossoms are any safer to ingest.

"Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it"
"A kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it"

Perhaps, but I'm not sure fake cherry blossoms are any safer to ingest.

I've failed to photograph Ruth Wilson properly at almost every premiere she's been to, including  Friday's premiere of "Locke"  and all but one photo at  "The Lone Ranger" premiere . Still... ambience.

I've failed to photograph Ruth Wilson properly at almost every premiere she's been to, including Friday's premiere of "Locke" and all but one photo at "The Lone Ranger" premiere. Still... ambience.

" Okay, but if that garden setting isn't exactly as described in the ad, I'm hunting you down for a refund"  Colin Farrell knows a good bargain when he thinks he hears one.

"Okay, but if that garden setting isn't exactly as described in the ad, I'm hunting you down for a refund" Colin Farrell knows a good bargain when he thinks he hears one.

"Yeah, I'm setting up a whole new decking area for the house. I've got a guy who's promised to set up something for me."  Colin Farrell has had a bit of a hit-and-miss movie career, never quite managing to put together a solid string of successes (I'm saying that because I'm safe back at my apartment and he doesn't know where I live).

"Yeah, I'm setting up a whole new decking area for the house. I've got a guy who's promised to set up something for me." Colin Farrell has had a bit of a hit-and-miss movie career, never quite managing to put together a solid string of successes (I'm saying that because I'm safe back at my apartment and he doesn't know where I live).

"Seriously, what were Gore and Bruckheimer thinking? Was it an action movie? A comedy? A drama? A period piece? Because it failed on EVERY level. And it was long, and dull, and loud and awful"  Ah, yes. Ruth Wilson was in The Lone Ranger. I watched that movie on a plane while over the Atlantic Ocean and still felt like walking out of the screening anyway.

"Seriously, what were Gore and Bruckheimer thinking? Was it an action movie? A comedy? A drama? A period piece? Because it failed on EVERY level. And it was long, and dull, and loud and awful" Ah, yes. Ruth Wilson was in The Lone Ranger. I watched that movie on a plane while over the Atlantic Ocean and still felt like walking out of the screening anyway.

"Thank goodness you're here. Somebody brought up The Lone Ranger".  It wasn't me. I'm still unable to speak openly about how awful it was. Good to see Colin Farrell lending emotional support.

"Thank goodness you're here. Somebody brought up The Lone Ranger". It wasn't me. I'm still unable to speak openly about how awful it was. Good to see Colin Farrell lending emotional support.

"Gardenia cuttings? Yeah I'm interested...."  A mental walk through my DVD collection reveals that the only movies I possess that Colin Farrell is in are Minority Report and the little regarded American Outlaws (excellent instrumental score by Trevor Rabin, in case you're interested).

"Gardenia cuttings? Yeah I'm interested...." A mental walk through my DVD collection reveals that the only movies I possess that Colin Farrell is in are Minority Report and the little regarded American Outlaws (excellent instrumental score by Trevor Rabin, in case you're interested).

"Did you really read Anna Karenina, or are you just saying that to impress me"  Yeah, I've heard the latest movie is a bit of a slog, too. Still.. I've finally photographed Ruth Wilson properly(ish!) - it's a good sign.

"Did you really read Anna Karenina, or are you just saying that to impress me" Yeah, I've heard the latest movie is a bit of a slog, too. Still.. I've finally photographed Ruth Wilson properly(ish!) - it's a good sign.

"I can hold this pose for another two, maybe three seconds. Are you sure this is my good side?"  Never listen to the guy wearing a baseball cap to a premiere.

"I can hold this pose for another two, maybe three seconds. Are you sure this is my good side?" Never listen to the guy wearing a baseball cap to a premiere.

"Me? Pay to watch a movie? Why on earth would I do that?"  File note : must start getting invited to these things. (I've got a legitimate claim too : I even have a Kevin Bacon score of three - true story!)

"Me? Pay to watch a movie? Why on earth would I do that?" File note : must start getting invited to these things. (I've got a legitimate claim too : I even have a Kevin Bacon score of three - true story!)

So.... that wasn't bad. And it's another one for the burgeoning "Archive of Movie Premieres" AND I've got a mere two days to get myself prepared for the imminent psycho-hysteria of the Thor2 premiere. Also the working week. (Wish me luck!)

Until next time!

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18 Oct 2013 - The BFI LFF 'Locke' Premiere

October 18th, 2013.

So, no kidding, I got off a red-eye flight from Boston and after a 3 hour ninety-minutes-longer-than-planned afternoon nap, I headed out for London Film Festival. I was there for the premiere of "12 Years A Slave" but that didn't mean I didn't also go to "Drinking Buddies" with Anna Kendrick attending. And though I was tired, and hungry, and it was late, and tiny violins were playing everywhere for my suffering and plight, I decided that I'd stay just a little bit longer for one last premiere for the day.

Here's how that went down.

True confession : this was the second premiere today that I was approached by a passerby and asked what movie this was a premiere for, and I had to admit I didn't know, and they looked at me like I was a crazy person.

True confession : this was the second premiere today that I was approached by a passerby and asked what movie this was a premiere for, and I had to admit I didn't know, and they looked at me like I was a crazy person.

In my defense, the posterboards (and giant banner on the Odeon West End) were generically labelled "BFI London Film Festival", so there's every chance most of the people attending (including photographers, interviewers, and fans of Tom Hardy) didn't know what movie this was. It's a weird life. And I'm still jetlagged.

In my defense, the posterboards (and giant banner on the Odeon West End) were generically labelled "BFI London Film Festival", so there's every chance most of the people attending (including photographers, interviewers, and fans of Tom Hardy) didn't know what movie this was. It's a weird life. And I'm still jetlagged.

Actress Ruth Wilson was only a brief attendee at the premiere (or maybe I just arrived a bit late). She's in this film, and was also in  "The Lone Ranger"  (which I recently watched. It was awful) and Anna Karenina (whose premiere I eschewed in favour of last year's "GQ Awards"

Actress Ruth Wilson was only a brief attendee at the premiere (or maybe I just arrived a bit late). She's in this film, and was also in "The Lone Ranger" (which I recently watched. It was awful) and Anna Karenina (whose premiere I eschewed in favour of last year's "GQ Awards"

Charlotte Riley isn't in this movie, but she is standing in front of my camera. That's usually enough to qualify.

Charlotte Riley isn't in this movie, but she is standing in front of my camera. That's usually enough to qualify.

"Sign me! Sign my boyfriend! Sign that building over there"  Blood is in the water, and the fans are smelling it.

"Sign me! Sign my boyfriend! Sign that building over there" Blood is in the water, and the fans are smelling it.

Andrew Scott is in this film, was also in Saving Private Ryan, and has won a TV BAFTA award for Sherlock. He's just letting that sink in while the cameras are pointed at him.  (Note : I didn't start watching 'Sherlock' til 2014 which is when I'm uploading this here. I'd be a hell of a lot more excited to have photographed him, that's for sure!)

Andrew Scott is in this film, was also in Saving Private Ryan, and has won a TV BAFTA award for Sherlock. He's just letting that sink in while the cameras are pointed at him.

(Note : I didn't start watching 'Sherlock' til 2014 which is when I'm uploading this here. I'd be a hell of a lot more excited to have photographed him, that's for sure!)

As a society, I believe we need to start ostracising if not publicly shaming people who think it's okay to hold up hardcover book-sized items on the justification of 'it has a camera attached'. Yeah, so does the rear parking sensor on a lot of cars, but you don't see me reversing a Bentley into the fan pen at a London premiere and shrugging my shoulders saying  "I'm in front of you at the moment, deal with it"

As a society, I believe we need to start ostracising if not publicly shaming people who think it's okay to hold up hardcover book-sized items on the justification of 'it has a camera attached'. Yeah, so does the rear parking sensor on a lot of cars, but you don't see me reversing a Bentley into the fan pen at a London premiere and shrugging my shoulders saying "I'm in front of you at the moment, deal with it"

"Tom Hardy seems like such a lovely guy. Are we sure he was Bane in The Dark Knight Rises?" . He was, and he was at  the premiere for that film , AND the guy on the right in this photo? Is the famous/infamous former Yellow Cap(less) guy, mostly retired now but he often unretires for London Film Festival.

"Tom Hardy seems like such a lovely guy. Are we sure he was Bane in The Dark Knight Rises?". He was, and he was at the premiere for that film, AND the guy on the right in this photo? Is the famous/infamous former Yellow Cap(less) guy, mostly retired now but he often unretires for London Film Festival.

Not as much fun as viewing events on an iPad, all things considered.

Not as much fun as viewing events on an iPad, all things considered.

"Me? In a Star Trek film? My agent assured me every copy had been bought up and burned"  Amazingly, one of Tom Hardy's earliest film roles was as the bad guy in Star Trek Nemesis (and before that he had a small role in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down".

"Me? In a Star Trek film? My agent assured me every copy had been bought up and burned" Amazingly, one of Tom Hardy's earliest film roles was as the bad guy in Star Trek Nemesis (and before that he had a small role in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down".

"Me? In Sucker Punch? My agent assured me that every copy had been bought up and burned and Zack Snyder threatened with secrecy upon pain of death". You know Tom Hardy's a great actor when he can effortlessly disappear from the blame of being in the wretched Sucker Punch and come out the other side as a respected actor. I've photographed him at  the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises"  and  the premiere of "This Means War"

"Me? In Sucker Punch? My agent assured me that every copy had been bought up and burned and Zack Snyder threatened with secrecy upon pain of death". You know Tom Hardy's a great actor when he can effortlessly disappear from the blame of being in the wretched Sucker Punch and come out the other side as a respected actor. I've photographed him at the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" and the premiere of "This Means War"

Tom Hardy and his unusually severe assistant stare down an entire Paparazzi cordon. I couldn't see, but I believe six fainted and another four apologised profusely and left in tears.

Tom Hardy and his unusually severe assistant stare down an entire Paparazzi cordon. I couldn't see, but I believe six fainted and another four apologised profusely and left in tears.

"I just wanna say that Sucker Punch wasn't entirely wretched. I enjoyed the Bjork video clip samurai battle" well, yeah. prior to that point the movie hadn't gotten REALLY weird. Steven Knight both wrote and directed this movie - I last photographed him (and this or a similar beret) at the Jason Statham  premiere of "Hummingbird" (aka 'Redemption').

"I just wanna say that Sucker Punch wasn't entirely wretched. I enjoyed the Bjork video clip samurai battle" well, yeah. prior to that point the movie hadn't gotten REALLY weird. Steven Knight both wrote and directed this movie - I last photographed him (and this or a similar beret) at the Jason Statham premiere of "Hummingbird" (aka 'Redemption').

"Clash of the Titans III? Well, I'm thinking of taking it down a more comedy/musical route"   Oh, please do that. The franchise has already survived its own awfulness, and this could well constitute a worthy reboot.

"Clash of the Titans III? Well, I'm thinking of taking it down a more comedy/musical route"  Oh, please do that. The franchise has already survived its own awfulness, and this could well constitute a worthy reboot.

Andrew Scott plays Moriarty in the TV series Sherlock, which I have been consistently encouraged to watch (and I've mentally filed that next to Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, The West Wing, and The Walking Dead, none of which I've watched either)

Andrew Scott plays Moriarty in the TV series Sherlock, which I have been consistently encouraged to watch (and I've mentally filed that next to Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, The West Wing, and The Walking Dead, none of which I've watched either)

"The beret has been in the family for six generations and has its own twitter feed. Now stop talking about it, this is supposed to be MY night"

"The beret has been in the family for six generations and has its own twitter feed. Now stop talking about it, this is supposed to be MY night"

The Thor2 premiere is on Tuesday, and based on the expected crowds for that, I might be reduced to doing something like this.

The Thor2 premiere is on Tuesday, and based on the expected crowds for that, I might be reduced to doing something like this.

Until then, here's Hardy with his ?girlfriend? actress Charlotte Riley, whose filmography doesn't contain anything I recognise other than the upcoming Tom Cruise / Emily Blunt film 'Edge of Tomorrow' (originally titled after the excellent Japanese novel "All You Need is Kill"). I meanwhile am straining 10-megapixel resolution to find out what exactly the pin on Tom Hardy's lapel is.

Until then, here's Hardy with his ?girlfriend? actress Charlotte Riley, whose filmography doesn't contain anything I recognise other than the upcoming Tom Cruise / Emily Blunt film 'Edge of Tomorrow' (originally titled after the excellent Japanese novel "All You Need is Kill"). I meanwhile am straining 10-megapixel resolution to find out what exactly the pin on Tom Hardy's lapel is.

Sometimes it pays to keep the camera pointed at the lead actor all the way until they enter the building. (I have a strong anti-stalking policy, but I believe that at a public event, the streets are fair game)

Sometimes it pays to keep the camera pointed at the lead actor all the way until they enter the building. (I have a strong anti-stalking policy, but I believe that at a public event, the streets are fair game)

Others' views may vary. (I might never now get back those five dollars Tom Hardy owes me)

Others' views may vary. (I might never now get back those five dollars Tom Hardy owes me)

So... that's that, then. Time to get home and start mentally preparing for tomorrow and "Only Lovers Left Alive". Can't wait for that. Every time I take a photo of Tom Hiddleston about 6 times more people look at my journals (It's mathematically indisputable!)

Until next time, it's another for "The Archive of Movie Premieres"

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21 Jul 2013 - 'The Lone Ranger' Premiere

July 21st, 2013.

Sunday premieres are not my favourite thing, more so when I still have to edit the tail end of 4000 photos from last weekend's awesome epic wish.co.uk Zombie Weekend (did I mention I went on a Zombie Wekend last weekend? It was awesomely epic).

But I wasn't going to miss this one... even though I got there too late to get one of the 600 orange wristbands they started handing out from about 8am. So I got to Leicester Square at about 3pm and I assumed I'd be shooting from outside the event....

... but not so. Here's how it went down.

I found a spot with an indirect view to the giant corporate logo, with the interview stage to its left set to be partially blocked by a boom mike and camera, and ten billion mobile phones... and did I mention that outside the Hans Zimmer score I'm not really attracted to this movie? Still, there's the possibility of getting a decent photo of Johnny Depp at a premiere. My failure to photograph him properly now runs to not  "one"  and not " two " premieres and not even three (The Rum Diaries which I missed) but  "four"  premieres (because it still lacked a *great* shot)

I found a spot with an indirect view to the giant corporate logo, with the interview stage to its left set to be partially blocked by a boom mike and camera, and ten billion mobile phones... and did I mention that outside the Hans Zimmer score I'm not really attracted to this movie? Still, there's the possibility of getting a decent photo of Johnny Depp at a premiere. My failure to photograph him properly now runs to not "one" and not "two" premieres and not even three (The Rum Diaries which I missed) but "four" premieres (because it still lacked a *great* shot)

So apparently I needn't have worried, because Johnny Depp appears to be in the pen opposite me. That's handy (?!).

So apparently I needn't have worried, because Johnny Depp appears to be in the pen opposite me. That's handy (?!).

"I heard this movie got totally annihilated by Despicable Me 2 at the box office, but they didn't have a premiere for THAT in London"  True on both counts, Wise Old Lady Opposite Me..

"I heard this movie got totally annihilated by Despicable Me 2 at the box office, but they didn't have a premiere for THAT in London" True on both counts, Wise Old Lady Opposite Me..

Sadly for the lady with the giant sketch, Helena Bonham Carter was not to attend. But Johnny Depp did sign the Jack Sparrow sketch this lady is holding (future woohoo!)

Sadly for the lady with the giant sketch, Helena Bonham Carter was not to attend. But Johnny Depp did sign the Jack Sparrow sketch this lady is holding (future woohoo!)

I'd spent mere hours standing next to some noisily excitable Turkish guys who were surely far too young and far too MALE to truly be plausible fans of Johnny Depp, and who were folding and tearing and rolling large The Lone Ranger posters into smaller pieces. And while I pondered "why?", a man on a horse arrived.

I'd spent mere hours standing next to some noisily excitable Turkish guys who were surely far too young and far too MALE to truly be plausible fans of Johnny Depp, and who were folding and tearing and rolling large The Lone Ranger posters into smaller pieces. And while I pondered "why?", a man on a horse arrived.

Armie Hammer arrives, and his suit reminds me that Queensland won their eighth straight Rugby League 'State of Origin' series last week, which was pretty awesome.

Armie Hammer arrives, and his suit reminds me that Queensland won their eighth straight Rugby League 'State of Origin' series last week, which was pretty awesome.

Can I get a  "Wooo!!!!"  for Consensual sexual harrassment in public?

Can I get a "Wooo!!!!" for Consensual sexual harrassment in public?

Armie Hammer most notably played both of the Winklevoss twins in David Fincher's "The Social Network". And the lens on the camera of the man trying to photograph him appears to be so large as to require a gymbal to wield effectively.

Armie Hammer most notably played both of the Winklevoss twins in David Fincher's "The Social Network". And the lens on the camera of the man trying to photograph him appears to be so large as to require a gymbal to wield effectively.

Harry Treadaway, meanwhile, was in Cockneys vs Zombies. And damnit I can't for the life of me remember why or how I could have missed that premiere.

Harry Treadaway, meanwhile, was in Cockneys vs Zombies. And damnit I can't for the life of me remember why or how I could have missed that premiere.

It's Johnny Depp, psyching himself to cope with the buffetting wall of cheers he always gets at these events.

It's Johnny Depp, psyching himself to cope with the buffetting wall of cheers he always gets at these events.

"Hello, ordinary people. I'll be back later to sign autographs"  Johnny Depp did not say. Actually, he did say he'd come back to sign, and unlike others he actually meant it (good news, Turkish fans (?) of Johnny Depp(?)

"Hello, ordinary people. I'll be back later to sign autographs" Johnny Depp did not say. Actually, he did say he'd come back to sign, and unlike others he actually meant it (good news, Turkish fans (?) of Johnny Depp(?)

This is director Gore Verbinski, who also directed the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films (so don't blame him for the fourth one). He also directed the animated Rango, which I thought was excellent.

This is director Gore Verbinski, who also directed the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films (so don't blame him for the fourth one). He also directed the animated Rango, which I thought was excellent.

Actress Ruth Wilson meets Fan of Actress Ruth Wilson, and there are no losers.

Actress Ruth Wilson meets Fan of Actress Ruth Wilson, and there are no losers.

"Thanks for tearing my dress. Here's my tailor. You can deal with him"

"Thanks for tearing my dress. Here's my tailor. You can deal with him"

My spot is situated across the road from the (blurry) pen in front of me and Armie and Johnnie have taken to the far stage. My zoom lens is long and excellent, but the rare hot English weather might create actual heat haze in front of the stage.

My spot is situated across the road from the (blurry) pen in front of me and Armie and Johnnie have taken to the far stage. My zoom lens is long and excellent, but the rare hot English weather might create actual heat haze in front of the stage.

Did I say heat haze? Also possible it's the estrogen levels of hundreds of female fans of Johnny Depp. (I hear the Russians once experimented with a bomb based on that principle)

Did I say heat haze? Also possible it's the estrogen levels of hundreds of female fans of Johnny Depp. (I hear the Russians once experimented with a bomb based on that principle)

"I just want to respond to opinions that the last two Pirates of the Caribbean films were rubbish. I actually think that's true of the last THREE Pirates movies"  Actually given he's probably being paid the equivalent of all of Greece's GDP by Disney for playing Jack Saprrow a fifth time, he probably didn't say this.

"I just want to respond to opinions that the last two Pirates of the Caribbean films were rubbish. I actually think that's true of the last THREE Pirates movies" Actually given he's probably being paid the equivalent of all of Greece's GDP by Disney for playing Jack Saprrow a fifth time, he probably didn't say this.

"You really LIKE it? I was thinking "lawsuit", myself..."

"You really LIKE it? I was thinking "lawsuit", myself..."

It's Tom Wilkinson. (I don't attempt funny comments about Tom Wilkinson. He scares me!)

It's Tom Wilkinson. (I don't attempt funny comments about Tom Wilkinson. He scares me!)

"These are the keys to Jerry Bruckheimer's Lamborghini" "What do you want me to do with them, sir?" "Does Jerry Bruckheimer look like he cares what happens to a Lamborghini?"  Jerry Bruckheimer, for whom the phrase "Uber Producer" appears to have been either invented or self-bestowed, has arrived. I photographed him in the near darkness of a dark London February back at  "Confessions of a Shopaholic"  in 2009. I have no evidence as to whether he refers to himself in the third person, incidentally.

"These are the keys to Jerry Bruckheimer's Lamborghini"
"What do you want me to do with them, sir?"
"Does Jerry Bruckheimer look like he cares what happens to a Lamborghini?"

Jerry Bruckheimer, for whom the phrase "Uber Producer" appears to have been either invented or self-bestowed, has arrived. I photographed him in the near darkness of a dark London February back at "Confessions of a Shopaholic" in 2009. I have no evidence as to whether he refers to himself in the third person, incidentally.

"You like my shorts? I specifically checked to make sure there were none shorter than this"  They might have washcloths smaller. I believe she's a singer by the name of Diana Vickers.

"You like my shorts? I specifically checked to make sure there were none shorter than this" They might have washcloths smaller. I believe she's a singer by the name of Diana Vickers.

"My tailor said he could make them even shorter, but I'd have to get medical signoff for the procedure"

"My tailor said he could make them even shorter, but I'd have to get medical signoff for the procedure"

"Jerry Bruckheimer has an honorary degree from a prestigious nonaccredited online university and will sign that document if required"

"Jerry Bruckheimer has an honorary degree from a prestigious nonaccredited online university and will sign that document if required"

"Now, where was I and whose implausible yet violent scripts was I rejecting last?"  YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

"Now, where was I and whose implausible yet violent scripts was I rejecting last?"
YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I don't know who this is. From the back I thought "Tom Wilkinson" but he's never this jolly.

I don't know who this is. From the back I thought "Tom Wilkinson" but he's never this jolly.

I don't know who this is either. Not Game of Thrones' Lena Heady, surely? (Wireimage suggests she was there as the date of Harry Treadawell's brother, but that doesn't entirely prove or disprove my assertion)

I don't know who this is either. Not Game of Thrones' Lena Heady, surely? (Wireimage suggests she was there as the date of Harry Treadawell's brother, but that doesn't entirely prove or disprove my assertion)

Now why would somebody leave their Doctorate in advanced homeopathy from a university I've never heard of lying here?

Now why would somebody leave their Doctorate in advanced homeopathy from a university I've never heard of lying here?

Gore Verbinski has come a long way since he directed John Cleese and Nathan Lane in Mouse Hunt (1997). I doubt he even wore a tie once during the filming of *that* movie

Gore Verbinski has come a long way since he directed John Cleese and Nathan Lane in Mouse Hunt (1997). I doubt he even wore a tie once during the filming of *that* movie

I've always felt that my Pentax struggles when it's photographing various hues of Red. Not Yellow, though, it appears.

I've always felt that my Pentax struggles when it's photographing various hues of Red. Not Yellow, though, it appears.

The dude who draws pen sketches while waiting at premieres is back! Jerry Bruckheimer, I presume (for some reason he was calling out to Gore,...). He last plied his wares at the premieres of  "The Heat"  and  "Hummingbird aka Redemption"

The dude who draws pen sketches while waiting at premieres is back! Jerry Bruckheimer, I presume (for some reason he was calling out to Gore,...). He last plied his wares at the premieres of "The Heat" and "Hummingbird aka Redemption"

These two apparently composed a remix version of the classic Lone Ranger theme. I think their band is called "Future Cuts" and their genre interpretation of the theme was "Dance". (Pity - I remember when all those interpretations used to be rap..).

These two apparently composed a remix version of the classic Lone Ranger theme. I think their band is called "Future Cuts" and their genre interpretation of the theme was "Dance". (Pity - I remember when all those interpretations used to be rap..).

As promised, Johnny Depp is returning to our end of the premiere to sign autographs. Or, in this case, possibly take requests for not quite anonymous kidnap ransom demands.

As promised, Johnny Depp is returning to our end of the premiere to sign autographs. Or, in this case, possibly take requests for not quite anonymous kidnap ransom demands.

"It sure sucks that facebook compresses these photos so much. The original looks much sharper. Try loading them on flickr and linking back to Redbubble from there" . Thanks, Johnny Depp! I might just do that. Tomorrow, though, cause it's midnight here and the number of hours til I have to wake up to go to work is already scaring me.

"It sure sucks that facebook compresses these photos so much. The original looks much sharper. Try loading them on flickr and linking back to Redbubble from there". Thanks, Johnny Depp! I might just do that. Tomorrow, though, cause it's midnight here and the number of hours til I have to wake up to go to work is already scaring me.

"I'm signing a lot of what look like contracts here. I just want you to know I don't get out of bed for less than $20million and 15% of the gross".  I think you can probably negotiate a smaller front end, but he's going to want a larger percentage...

"I'm signing a lot of what look like contracts here. I just want you to know I don't get out of bed for less than $20million and 15% of the gross". I think you can probably negotiate a smaller front end, but he's going to want a larger percentage...

"Call my agent. I do act in low-budget productions, but you're probably looking at me taking 80-85% of the gross".  Dude... I'd take that.

"Call my agent. I do act in low-budget productions, but you're probably looking at me taking 80-85% of the gross". Dude... I'd take that.

So... that was slightly better than I'd anticipated. I'm still not quite there on getting a great photo of Johnny Depp, though. Obviously I'm putting it into the "Archive of Movie Premieres"

Until next time!

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