June 7th, 2017.
Regardless of what we might want to tell ourselves to the (and in spite of much brave rhetoric) it seems London is too scared to host premieres at the moment. Last week there were four premieres cancelled (DC's 'Wonder Woman', Universal's 'The Mummy', and the Netflix premieres for 'Glow' and 'Orange is the New Black'), and a fifth, the 'Beatriz at Dinner' 'International Premiere' had no red carpet and no stars walking it. (Anecdotally there are even mutterings that there are no premieres booked for Leicester Square at all this summer.)
So.... as you might guess, when word came that the World Premiere for "My Cousin Rachel" had NOT (yet) been cancelled today, I knew I had to be there.
Here's how it went down.
And after the stars had all gone into the foyer of the Picturehouse to pose for photographs and interiews, I found myself in a spot with occasional and intermittent views of the goings-on inside. Here's how THAT went down:
So.. that was that. The first premiere since "Interlude in Prague" back in early May, and the TV Baftas over three weeks ago. There is a premiere scheduled for next week, but to me that just means they still have a week to cancel it if it all gets too scary.
So until next *whenever*, it's another entry for The Archive of Movie Premieres. And if you want to know when I post one of these (now fairly rare) journals, feel free to follow me on Facebook at premieresdotco, or on Twitter @Berndt2_photo. Or, hell - don't just follow me : contact me if you learn about any events or premieres coming up. I definitely don't want to miss any !