IMG 4691helena bonham carter rem 491x800 Helena Bonham Carter and the Great Expectations Premiere, London. Photos!

Helena Bonham Carter at the Great Expectations Premiere in Leicester Square, London Photo Frank J

The Great Expectations Premiere was held last night as part of the 56th BFI London Film Festival and this was the closing film premiere for this film festival event. There was big turnout in celebrity terms as you would expect.

Helena Bonham Carter (Tim Burton’s other half) was the star of the show and in red carpet terms she stole it and looked very much on the money in a black and white number

The film stars Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes and Jeremy Irvine. We have some names here!

Basically the over riding question was this:

“Are you willing to stand in Leicester Sqaure on a miserable Sunday afternoon in the rain for hours for the likes of Helena Bonham Carter and visitors and risk shorting out the camera in the process? The answer was a “Yes” on this occassion.

Further film premiere event details and gallery below.

Event: The Great Expectations Premiere at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Time: Arrivals 6pm or near that time.

Guest List:

Andy Serkis, David Walliams, Ewen Bremner, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Jason Flemyng, Jeremy Irvine, Jodie Whittaker, Lara Stone, Mike Newell – Director, Noomi Rapace, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Woolley,Tamzin Outhwaite, Tim Burton

Weather: Rain of the drizzle variety annoyingly not showing any signs of going away.

Press Photogs:  Similar to the Argo Premiere about 25-30 so this film as we already know has some significance

Crowds: 300 maybe a bit more, not quite as busy as the Argo or Rolling Stones Premiere earlier that week probably due to the weather

Red Carpet Colour: A soggy red

Position: At a slight angle to the main cinema entrance diagonally opposite the press photogs. Pretty confident of at least a couple of decent photos……….is this famous last words.

Arrived: 4 pm ish

Left: About 7

Shots: 87 photos and 70 or so technical keepers a bit lower if you filter out the not so hot pics

Camera: old lucky Canon 30d with nifty fifty lens

Flash: Manual and 1/4 power for distance work and 1/8 power for closer shots. Currently playing around with some diffusers for close up work so stars can see what they are signing when doing autographs. Sample 1 tried here on some shots creates a soft fog effect. Not sure about this look. Maybe try Sample 2?

Settings: f3.5 to about f11 depending on distance and background clutter

Photographer:  Frank J

Photo Licencing: all photos property and Copyright Frank J-

Further photos on Flickr in the next 24-48 hours


Great Expectations Film Premiere Gallery