Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the background at The World War Z World Premiere London  Photo: Frank John for

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the background at The World War Z World Premiere London Photo: Frank John for

The World War Z World Premiere was held in Leicester Square this Sunday afternoon on 2 June. Don’t normally shoot on the weekends but things like the BAFTA’s or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in town…. you just have to make exceptions.

With an extensive guest list including the main star of the film Brad Pitt accompanied by of course Angelina Jolie who is not in this production but came to offer her support on the day. Names at the red carpet event included other cast members and guests including Adam Pitts, Chris Wolstenholme, Daniella kertesz, Dexter Fletcher, Dominic Howard, Joel Peat, John Gordon Sinclair, Kimberly Wyatt, Marc Forster, Matthew Bellamy, Mireille Enos, Natasha Bedingfield, Peter Capaldi and Thomas Howes.

The attitude for shooting this event from within the crowds was if I get anything at all half decent it will be a result, but in reality wasn’t expecting that much due to the names involved here and the resulting crowds and the fact I got there about a mere couple of hours before the premiere started.

For some reason the above photo grabs the headline for me with Angelina Jolie in the foreground and Brad Pitt watching over the proceedings of me taking a photo of her in the background. No direct eye contact from either of them, but they are there and nothing is being said but a lot is being said by their actions in front of my camera.  A possible silent nod of approval in  my direction.

There’s just something about this photo I can’t put my finger on, that makes it stand out, an intimate moment sort of shot amidst the chaos of a film premiere scenario. Something a bit different. This was a Brad Pitt night but with the recent health news surrounding Jolie the above  photo sort of sums up that life headlines and health are sometimes more important than a film which becomes secondary.

In summary managed to get a few decent shots more than what was expected anyway..

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Geri Halliwell causes chaos as she leaves the Ivor Novello Awards in London     Photo:  Frank John for

Geri Halliwell causes chaos as she leaves the Ivor Novello Awards in London Photo: Frank John for


The 2013 Ivor Novello Awards were held yesterday afternoon at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in London an event which traditionally honours hit writers from the world of rock and pop. Thought I’d take a look and see what was going down……if anything.

Emeli Sande and Calvin Harris seemed to dominate the headlines for this event which had a guest list including Alt-J, Ben Howard, Beverley Knight, Calvin Harris, Cerys Matthews, Gavin Rossdale, Geri Halliwell, Jake Bugg, Katy B, Liam Gallagher, Lianne La Havas, Lily Allen, Michelle Gayle, Natasha Khan, Noel Gallagher, Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman, Richard Jones, Sarah McDonald, Shaznay Lewis and not forgetting The Maccabees.

Passed on the arrivals for this event and thought why not try Departures for a change and see whats cooking.  Wrong move! Turned out that some paps thought “Yesssss this is the place to be” as well and it turned into be a bit of rugby match free for all. What fun? Maybe I should have gone to the slightly more civilised arrivals after all…… or maybe one of the other 3 events on that night far away somewhere else. Hmmmm?

Geri Halliwell seemed to cause absolute chaos when she left the event and she dominates the photo gallery.

Results of this photographic wrestling extravaganza below.? (more…)

 Dakota Blue Richards arrives at the Star Trek Into Darkness Premiere at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square. Long range shot. Photo Frank John for

Dakota Blue Richards arrives at the Star Trek Into Darkness Premiere at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square. Long range shot. Photo Frank John for

The Star Trek Into Darkness Premiere was held at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square last night ( 2 May) and most of the cast were in attendance including Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana and Alice Eve plus an extensive guest list to add more electricity to the already electric proceedings.

Really was hoping for a ” Beam Me Up Scotty” style arrival, but the more traditional Mercs with blacked out windows it was.

Photo of the night for me is without a doubt Dakota Blue Richards. Why? She caught my eye  as she arrived (photo above). She had time for my camera ( a nano second granted see in gallery below), gave eye contact, she was looking on the money and had a beautiful smile. This will always trump it, grab the headline and win the day on this site. Even in preference to the main cast of the film regardless of who they are……..Hollywood A-listers on film billboards and posters or not!

Some what I call arty creatively blurred photos below.

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 Jessica Wright at the Olympus Has Fallen Premiere London

Jessica Wright at the Olympus Has Fallen Premiere London

The Olympus Has Fallen Premiere was buzzing the BFI IMAX last night 3 April in London with it’s European Premiere and there was an extensive guest list for this event.

With the main action centred around the films leads of Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler the female stars had to pull the stops out to ensure they shone as brightly as the Eckhart and Butler combo.

Guest on the night included The Voice Finalist Bo Bruce, Gabriella Ellis, Jessica-Jane Clement, Labrinth, Lydia Rose Bright, Matt Johnson, Natalie Pinkham, Sophie Turner and Swayamongst others.

Difficult to pull a headliner out of this collection of guest arrivals but Jessica Wright seemed to do it for us here on the night with Frankie Essex raising a few eyebrows and warming up a chilly night.

Full gallery of the Guest Arrivals at the Olympus Has Fallen Premiere London 


Eva Mendes attended the Los Angeles special screening of ‘Girl In Progress’ which was held last night (2 May) at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. This film is a smaller production and is a comedy drama which will be on a limited release with the release date being billed as 11 May. Limited information as well on this film as well but it does star Eva Mendes, Russell Peters, Cierra Ramirez and Patricia Arquette.

In red carpet terms as you can imagine Eva was the biggest name there and outshone pretty much the entire red carpet line up (more…)

On a grey miserable day in London with not a ray of sunshine in sight and the dreaded “writers block” setting in, up pops Eva Longoria on our photo feeds with her trademark sunshine smile in a dazzling  red number.  The clouds are parted…….rapidly…………..a thousand words spring to mind………… and she grabs the headline!. How does she do it?

A multitude of stars attended  the NBCUniversal summer press day which was held at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa yesterday (April 18)  in Pasadena, California. The event we would say was a promo day for upcoming shows on the NBC/Universal network and involved a lot of stars sitting on directors chairs. But who was there?

 Eva Longoria has a new show coming up called (more…)

Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner were at the premiere of the Warner Bros Pictures’ ‘The Lucky One’ which was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre last night (April 16) in Hollywood, LA!  We could hear the screaming from here. Other names putting in an appearance included Ashley Tisdale, Audrina Patridge, Matt Lanter and Scott Hicks.

Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Lucky One” – Red Carpet Arrivals Photos

Judging by the red carpet shots Audrina Patridge probably caused a bit of a stir looking like she was going to the beach in her white shorts rather than going to a film premiere but I’m sure she knows what she is doing, she still looked as we say in London “alwight”. Bet the media will have a field day with that. Pink and turquoise  was the Ashley Tisdale ensemble, colourful and very Disney. Just wasn’t gelling for me. The jury is out on that one. Taylor Schilling who stars opted for the traditional long black number something that Jolie would probably pick. Who got it right on the night?  Diplomatically stuck with Mr Efron for the headline

Red carpet clobber aside The Lucky One is based on (more…)

Heard of American Pie? American Reunion is the 8th Installment in this comedy franchise series and is also billed as American Pie 4 in film terms. Actress Alyson Hannigan who has one of the lead roles in the film was at the premiere and somehow Jedward managed to get themselves and their cosmic barnets into the fray (as far as we can work out they are not in the film but would fit in perfectly).

Premiere Of Universal Pictures’ “American Reunion” Red Carpet Photos

The premiere of this Universal Pictures’ ‘American Reunion’ was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre last night (March 19) in Hollywood. Full guest list at foot of this article but most of the cast were in attendance. (more…)

Michelle Williams who was nominated for Best Actress in her role in “my Week with Marilyn” at this years 2012 Oscars (84th Academy Awards) was one of the most photographed stars on the night and was only just marginally beaten by Angelina Jolie judged by sheer number of photos taken…………… was close!  Michelle Williams did look very good indeed in a red flowing gown topped off with her trademark blonde crop.. This event was broadcast live on ABC. Take a look at a collection of photos from the live broadcast of the arrivals at the 2012 Oscars, these are general red carpet shots and not focused on any one particular star. Those are at the foot of this article

ABC’s Coverage of The 2012 Oscars (84th Academy Awards) Photos

The red carpet arrivals started at 4pm and finished at 5.30pm which is when the 2012 Oscars Awards Show started and the red carpet was packed with stars as you would expect making it the who’s who of Hollywood including actors. actresses, directors and anybody involved with the Hollywood film industry. Other prominent names from TV and music were also present.

Red Carpet Interview Videos

Virginia Madsen  Anna Faris and Chris Pratt    Natalie Portman    Octavia Spencer    Moby Meryl Streep  Colin Firth  Michelle Williams  Sandra Bullock  Rooney Mara   Jennifer Lopez  Cameron Diaz  Sacha Baron Cohen V Ryan Seacrest?  Billy Crystal  Brad Pitt   Angelina Jolie  Jean Dujardin   Viola Davis  George Clooney  Jessica Chastain 

So who was there?  Obviously the two power couples Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt along with George Cloonet and Stacy Keibler. Cameron Diaz was making the headlines with the photogs along with previous Best actress winner Natalie Portman. and Sandra Bullock who has also won at this event. Gwyneth Paltrow was causing a stir in an interesting white ensemble and Rooney Mara another nominee was also in attendance along with other nominees including (more…)

The 2012 British AcademyFilm Awards were held at the  Royal Opera House  in Covent Garden, London tonight 12 February with  full and official  title being The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 which is part of the BAFTAs. Massive turnout for this event as you would expect with a large proportion of British stars and also global stars from the silver screen and beyond. This event is watched by the Oscar’s and can have some influence on their voting and award giving …………..but then again sometimes not

Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 – Outside Arrivals Photos

Stars on the red carpet included  Bonnie Wright, Brad Pitt, Christina Ricci, last  years winner Colin Firth, Elizabeth McGovern, Daniel Radcliffe, Emilia Fox, Fearne Cotton, George Clooney, Gillian Anderson, Martin Scorsese, (more…)