Tom Hanks and his wife arrive at The Captain Phillips Premiere in London. Photo: © Frank John for

Tom Hanks and his wife arrive at The Captain Phillips Premiere in London. Photo: © Frank John for

Tom Hanks and his wife arrive at The Captain Phillips Premiere in London. Photo: © Frank John for

Opening night of the 57th BFI London Film Festival took place tonight at the Odeon in Leicester Square and it was packed for this one.

Captain Phillips was the film having it’s premiere which stars Tom Hanks. Basically was on the front row where the cars turned up but it wasn’t my night and managed to get just two shots. I’ve taken better shots lets put it that way! Had in an incredibly good run on photos the last couple of weeks and just new a night like this was coming. Even asked his wife who came over if she could get him to come over. Never done that before! Saw other photos from people in the crowd and they didn’t even manage to get anything like these. Tom Hanks is closing the Film festival with another film in about a week and a half. So a second chance for some better shots then?

Helena Bonham Carter being interviewed at the Great Expectations Premiere in Leicester Square, London

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. (more…)

Bill Murray at the Hyde Park on Hudson Premiere at the 56th BFI London Film Festival. Photo Frank J - Fame Fad

Bill Murray at the Hyde Park on Hudson Premiere at the 56th BFI London Film Festival. Photo Frank J -

The Hyde Park on Hudson Film Premiere was held last night at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square as part of the 56th London BFI Film Festival. The film stars Bill Murray along with Olivia Williams and Laura Linney.


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Kristen Stewart Brunette

Kristen Stewart Brunette

The ‘On The Road’ Premiere was held yesterday during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals. This year they are saving the more prominent premieres for the end of the event and this is one of those in cast terms although the budget on this is a mere $25M.

This film is in the road movie style and stars featured include such names as Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Amy Adams. Most of those names were in attendance for the premiere with the most notable being Kristen Stewart with beau Robert Pattinson also at Cannes for the first time by all accounts.

Following the death of his father, struggling young writer Sal Paradise embarks upon a journey across America with his friend and hero, Dean Moriarty, traveler and mystic, the living epitome of beat. Information courtesy Wiki

Sounds like a film that is Kristen Stewart’s sort of thing? Check out the photos of Kristen Stewart in particular (Photo) who looked to be in a jovial mood having a mess around on the red carpet at Cannes. Red carpet photos including some arty black and white numbers and full premiere guest list below! Photo above is a more serious Kristen Stewart taken at a different event. (more…)

Brad Pitt Red Carpet Close Up 2012

Brad Pitt Red Carpet Close Up 2012

Was just thinking yesterday that nearly every man and his dog is down here at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, anybody that is anybody is here, surely a top socialite such as Kim Kardashian wouldn’t miss out on a fame magnet event like this……surely? Come to think of it this would be right up Paris Hilton’s Boulevard as well? . Lo and behold,  no sooner has that thought passed through the mind, KK has been spotted arriving at Cannes with Paris Hilton hot on her heels (or is it the other way round).

Paparazzi photos from the local paps taken on Day 7 at the Cannes Film Festival include the aforementioned Kim Kardashian, the headline stealing Brad Pitt (minus Jolie it was noted)  who was there for the Killing Them Softly Premiere along with Adrien Brody, Karolina Kurkova, Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Stewart, Milla Jovovich, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton and not forgetting the infamous Scott McNairy. Full Pap list at foot of this article!

An extensive gallery packed with celebrities in a casual style arriving at Cannes below., it’s a cracker (more…)

Nick Cave of Nick Cave and the Bad seeds fame

Nick Cave of Nick Cave and the Bad seeds fame

Cannes Film Festival is buzzing although the weather hasn’t recently, with some unusual rain at the event but this being The Med rain doesn’t stay for long. Another huge influx of stars arrived for Day 6 of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and some more photos of stars in casual mode as far removed from the red carpet at Cannes as you can get. Paparazzi photos is the topic here.

A quick scan of the names papped and we have Rita Ora, Ronan Keating. Karolina Kurkova, Tamara Beckwith, Irina Shayk and Cassie Ventura and Nick Cave. Full celebrity names photographed at foot. Rita Ora was the most heavily photographed in this gallery but gone with Nick Cave of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds fame billed by many as the modern day Leonard Cohen, for me that name just stands out on the list for obvious reasons……he’s a character. As far as I’m aware he’s not on this site at present. Better get him on here sharpish! Nick Cave Tag/Cat now at Fame Fad! Photos and full pap celebrity list in Part 2 (more…)

Naomi Watts Close Up

Naomi Watts Close Up

Stars are flooding into Cannes for the 65th Cannes Film Festival, lets face it, this is one of those red carpets to be on…….whatever it takes! These are not red carpet shots though in this article, these are the equally interesting photos ogf stars arriving at Nice airport or spotted out and about in Cannes itself.

Who do have papped? Naomi Watts heads the line up along with Lily Cole, Melissa George, Pete Doherty (yes with the infamous hat) , Asia Argento, Ines de la Fressange, Nastassja Kinski, Orson Salazar, Paz Vega and of course not forgetting a checked shirt Shia LaBeouf. Stone me we’ve even got close ups of  suitcases and handbag shots. Doesn’t get any better than that!

Fashionista Paparazzi celebrity casual style airport arirval shots at Cannes Film Festival Day 5 Photos

Marion Cotlllard Close Up in Black and White

Marion Cotillard Close Up in Black and White

“De Rouille et D’os” (doesn’t get any more French than that) Rust and Bone to the rest of us, had it’s premiere yesterday 17 May at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Marion Cotillard Oscar Winner and recently of Inception fame who has been quiet news wise of late is back with a massive bang and was dominating the red carpet at Cannes in no uncertain terms. She looked incredibly  happy to be there and the crowds were even happier.  She’s French the film is French, the premiere was in France, she’s gone back to her roots for this production….all good stuff.  The media are saying she could be coming away with the Best Actress Award at this coveted film festival. More on that from The Telegraph

Huge arrivals guest list for this premiere with names such as Beth Ditto, Bingbing Fan (love that name), Eva Longoria, Freida Pinto the (Slumdog Millionaire Girl), Hofit Golan, Jane Fonda and plenty of French stars gracing the magnificent red carpet spectacular.. Photos after the jump! (more…)

Eva Longoria on the red carpet

Eva Longoria on the red carpet

The 2012 Cannes Film Festival is underway! Stars arrived en masse for the Opening Night Gala Dinner during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival which was held at the Electrolux Agora Pavilion yesterday May 16 in Cannes, France and do we have some names here? We certainly do! A quick scan of the guest list produces names such as Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Diane Kruger, Eva Herzigova, Ewan McGregor, Freida Pinto, Harvey Weinstein (had to be there naturally), Jane Fonda, Jessica Chastain, Lana Del Ray, Phoebe Price, Tilda Swinton and last but not least Bingbing Fan! That’s for starters.

When you think of red carpets Cannes and The Academy Awards are probably the top events that leap out for the most impact. For us here, Eva Longoria stole the show on the day in no uncertain terms with a dress and train to match that took up half the red carpet ensuring no other stars even got a look in. Classic! Diane Kruger seemed to be doing it for the photogs and came out as the most photographed at the event. Eva was doing it for us (as always) and stole the headline. Full guest list and arrivals photos below.

2012 Cannes Film Festival Opening Gala Dinner Photos


Meanwhile over in London the Men in Black 3 Film Premiere took place (more…)

Sarah Silverman, Michelle Williams and Luke Kirby were at the ‘Take this Waltz’ Premiere last night which was held at the grass roots location of the Borough of Manhattan Community College during the 2012 Tribeca Film in New York. This film also stars Seth Rogen. Love these sort of events. Grab the photos including some cracking directors chairs below.

Take This Waltz Film Premiere Tribeca 2012 Photos

Take This Waltz is directed by Sarah Pooley  is a Canadian drama about a married woman who falls for another man. Alzheimer’s disease forming the backdrop to this romance. Take This Waltz appeared at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Critical reception is apparently not great but Katey Rich at Cinema Blend rates the film. Get her thoughts in a decent article here.

Take This Waltz Official Film Trailer Video