14 Jun - The 'Hampstead' World Premiere

June 14th, 2017.

Premieres in London will hopefully resume with the pomp, pageantry and largely arbitrary wristbanding and pen public allocation we've all come to know, love and miss if it's taken away.

Today it was a premiere outside of London - in Hampstead, for a small movie - called Hampstead.

Here's how it went down:

It's a premiere in London that's not entirely in London for a suburb of London that's being held in the suburb it's from! (and that sentence mostly makes sense!)

It's a premiere in London that's not entirely in London for a suburb of London that's being held in the suburb it's from! (and that sentence mostly makes sense!)

Devastatingly, The List of attendees of this premieres does not contain Diane Keaton, who some websites (and possibly the marquee reading "World Premiere") had suggested would be attending.

Devastatingly, The List of attendees of this premieres does not contain Diane Keaton, who some websites (and possibly the marquee reading "World Premiere") had suggested would be attending.

"I'm sorry I can't make it to this premiere But I'll try to catch the movie in cinemas on or about 23rd June"

"I'm sorry I can't make it to this premiere But I'll try to catch the movie in cinemas on or about 23rd June"

Random unidentified pretty attendee. (And I realise I should throw the word 'very' into that description, but I don't want to seem too forward...)

Random unidentified pretty attendee. (And I realise I should throw the word 'very' into that description, but I don't want to seem too forward...)

Writer Robert Festinger got an Academy Award nomination in 2002 for best adapted screenplay for 'In The Bedroom'... but right now all I can really do is wish I'd cropped this photo slightly lower to get more of his great tie in frame.

Writer Robert Festinger got an Academy Award nomination in 2002 for best adapted screenplay for 'In The Bedroom'... but right now all I can really do is wish I'd cropped this photo slightly lower to get more of his great tie in frame.

"No... this is DEFINITELY my good side. This is the side I want to be interviewed facing"

"No... this is DEFINITELY my good side. This is the side I want to be interviewed facing"

Brendan Gleeson is best known for being Mad-Eye Moody across three Harry Potter films, but he was also excellent in dramas like 'Calvary' and 'The Guard'. And the excellent 'Edge of Tomorrow'. When your list of imdb credits is this long, a tie is certainly optional.

Brendan Gleeson is best known for being Mad-Eye Moody across three Harry Potter films, but he was also excellent in dramas like 'Calvary' and 'The Guard'. And the excellent 'Edge of Tomorrow'. When your list of imdb credits is this long, a tie is certainly optional.

"... and not one of you brought a DVD cover for 'Lake Placid'? Does nobody remember I was in that??" - I do, and as far as Crododiles-in-lakes movies go, it's one of the few with Betty White in a lead/supporting role

"... and not one of you brought a DVD cover for 'Lake Placid'? Does nobody remember I was in that??" - I do, and as far as Crododiles-in-lakes movies go, it's one of the few with Betty White in a lead/supporting role

"I'll sign it if you can remember which Mission : Impossible movie I was in. You can't, can you?" (psst : it was the second one)

"I'll sign it if you can remember which Mission : Impossible movie I was in. You can't, can you?"
(psst : it was the second one)

"Yes, I'm *the* Brendan Gleeson. What... there's another?"

"Yes, I'm *the* Brendan Gleeson. What... there's another?"

It's Will Smith!!!

It's Will Smith!!!

"I guarantee you that very single joke about my name you're thinking of is one I've already heard. But go ahead"

"I guarantee you that very single joke about my name you're thinking of is one I've already heard. But go ahead"

Not so much a random attendee, but rather a fortunately photographed attendee - Martin Jarvis unbeknownst to (or forgottenst by) me was in all of James Cameron's Titanic (1997) as 'Sir Duff Gordon';  in David FIncher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (as 'Birger'), Alfred in the computer game Batman Arkham Asylum... and the voice of a Quarian Admiral in Mass Effect...3.

Not so much a random attendee, but rather a fortunately photographed attendee - Martin Jarvis unbeknownst to (or forgottenst by) me was in all of James Cameron's Titanic (1997) as 'Sir Duff Gordon';  in David FIncher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (as 'Birger'), Alfred in the computer game Batman Arkham Asylum... and the voice of a Quarian Admiral in Mass Effect...3.

"Martin Jarvis was Sir Duff Gordon in Titanic? But... but... I played Lady Duff Gordon IN THAT SAME MOVIE!! Oh, wait. We've been married since 1974 and that's not actually a surprise"

"Martin Jarvis was Sir Duff Gordon in Titanic? But... but... I played Lady Duff Gordon IN THAT SAME MOVIE!! Oh, wait. We've been married since 1974 and that's not actually a surprise"

"The secret to having as many voice credits as I have? Well... it's in the voice, as you might imagine"

"The secret to having as many voice credits as I have? Well... it's in the voice, as you might imagine"

"It doesn't mean anything. I'm just doing it to freak you out". Phil Davis (the XXXIXth of his name on imdb.com) has some 136 credits to his name (including Alien3, Vera Drake and Notes on a Scandal), but to me he'll always be best known as the villain in the first episode of Sherlock

"It doesn't mean anything. I'm just doing it to freak you out". Phil Davis (the XXXIXth of his name on imdb.com) has some 136 credits to his name (including Alien3, Vera Drake and Notes on a Scandal), but to me he'll always be best known as the villain in the first episode of Sherlock

I remember the first episode of Sherlock enough that now when I see Phil Davis do anything, whether thoughtful or cheerful or playful or just Being There... it's vaguely and possibly unfairly creepy.

I remember the first episode of Sherlock enough that now when I see Phil Davis do anything, whether thoughtful or cheerful or playful or just Being There... it's vaguely and possibly unfairly creepy.

"Me? You shouldn't have"

"Me? You shouldn't have"

"It just makes me sick that every time I pitch another movie, including this one, the first thing anyone asks is whether it can be turned into a Marvel-style cinematic universe. And yes, damnit, of course this one theoretically can."

"It just makes me sick that every time I pitch another movie, including this one, the first thing anyone asks is whether it can be turned into a Marvel-style cinematic universe. And yes, damnit, of course this one theoretically can."

"And if we can get Sony onboard and work in Robert Downey Jnr somehow..... it'll be MAGNIFICENT!"

"And if we can get Sony onboard and work in Robert Downey Jnr somehow..... it'll be MAGNIFICENT!"

"Nobody wants you to bring the average of the cast on the red carpet down too suddenly. Just keep standing here for now." - Hugh Skinner had a role in Les Miserables and (like Phil Davis) has been in numerous episodes of something on British Television called "Poldark" (don't ask me, I just live here)

"Nobody wants you to bring the average of the cast on the red carpet down too suddenly. Just keep standing here for now." - Hugh Skinner had a role in Les Miserables and (like Phil Davis) has been in numerous episodes of something on British Television called "Poldark" (don't ask me, I just live here)

The majority of the crowd seemed to recall that Jason Watkins was in one (1) episode of Dr Who once, but my keen eye on imdb.com reveals one (1) prior movie I was actually at the premiere of : Nativity 2 : Danger In The Manger!!

The majority of the crowd seemed to recall that Jason Watkins was in one (1) episode of Dr Who once, but my keen eye on imdb.com reveals one (1) prior movie I was actually at the premiere of : Nativity 2 : Danger In The Manger!!

"It was a good episode, but you really don't have to kiss my hand...."

"It was a good episode, but you really don't have to kiss my hand...."

The Everyman Hampstead joins the list of London cinemas I've now photographed a premiere at (though at two premieres less than The Sony Centre in Berlin, it still has a way to go to move beyond even some foreign venues on my List)

The Everyman Hampstead joins the list of London cinemas I've now photographed a premiere at (though at two premieres less than The Sony Centre in Berlin, it still has a way to go to move beyond even some foreign venues on my List)

"The Afterparty? Well..... I think they've closed the Spielburger next door, and that's disappointing"

"The Afterparty? Well..... I think they've closed the Spielburger next door, and that's disappointing"

So.. that was fun. It was a warm day, a chilled crowd, and before (and after) it was finished I might have imbibed a beverage to celebrate summer, and premieres, and not having anything better to do. Which is a great way to add another premiere to The Archive of Movie Premieres.

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