Tom Hanks and his wife arrives at The Captain Phillips Premiere in London.  Photo: frank John for Famefad.com

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

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?

Tom Hanks arrives at The Captain Phillips Premiere in London.  Photo: frank John for Famefad.com

Tom Hanks arrives at The Captain Phillips Premiere in London. (Blurred) Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

arrives at the 2013 Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

Pixie Lott arrives at the 2013 Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

The 2013 Pride of Britain Awards were held last night at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair London. Huge arrival list for this event as you can imagine with celebrities from all walks of life.

Delay on publication of these photos due to a media request and the incredible amount of interest in these photos! Full length, portrait shots, close ups and candid moments. All shots taken from within the red carpet arrival staging area from the crowds. What I call “eye of the storm” shooting. Pushing, shoving, bits of paper in the air, clipboards, screaming and mass hysteria plus the rest. Buckle up and enjoy the ride is my motto.

Pixie Lott  grabs the headline in Part 1. Do I really need to explain why? What can I say……..blinding photo!

Due to the huge quantity of photos names will be added later. Photographic results below.

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Close up of Dakota Blue Richards at the Filth Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

Close up of Dakota Blue Richards at the Filth Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

Filth is the new film from the creator of Trainspotting. Summed up in the film poster by James McAvoy dressed as a policeman riding a pig bronco style. Sets the tone….sort of further details in the plot below?

The film had it’s premiere tonight at the West End Odeon in Leicester Square. The film stars Jamie Bell, James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent along with Imogen Poots. This was a blue carpet event with a very hectic arrivals considering its size. Flat out shooting for 1 hour! . Gallery below which was female star focused.

Gone with Dakota Blue Richards for the headline shot. She’s just a dream to take a picture of and looked on the money on the night…………..in my opinion. Not even in the film as far as I’m aware!

Guest List: Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots, Irvine Welsh, James McAvoy, Joanne Froggatt, Linzi Stoppard,Tamzin Outhwaite, Dakota Blue Richards

Plot: A bipolar, bigoted junkie cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10 as at 30 September 2013

UK Release: 4 October 2013

Trailer: Video

Gallery below including full length, portrait and some close up shots (head shots). WARNING: There is some hugging!

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Jamie Oliver arrives at BAFTA HQ on Piccadilly in Central London.  Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Jamie Oliver arrives at BAFTA HQ on Piccadilly in Central London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

What initially started as a celebrity spotting session at ITV Studios on the Southbank (Surprise Surprise) ended up as a celebrity spotting session on Piccadilly at BAFTA HQ where an event was going on and apparently a few stars would be turning up thanks to a tip from a grapher (see pic)

Dexter Fletcher was first to arrive, followed by names such as Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), David Tennant, Mark Strong and Jamie Oliver and more. Missed Victoria Pendleton!! Missed her getting out of the car (had her hair different) , stood at the entrance and she was staring back on the stairs as if to say “are you going to take a picture or not” then she was gone? That’s the way it goes in this game…………you can’t win them all!

Gone for Jamie Oliver on the night as the headline shot but the Samantha Barks shots are on the money.

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Cate Blanchett arrives at the Blue Jasmine Premiere London.  Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

Cate Blanchett arrives at the Blue Jasmine Premiere London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Cate Blanchett was in town for the latest Woody Allen film called Blue Jasmine which is billed as a comedy drama. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard.

Cate was in attendance but Alec Baldwin and Woody Allen were not. On a soggy night Cate arrived signed a few autographs had her photo taken by the press and went straight in. It was all done in 5 minutes. Luckily the vehicle pulled up pretty much in front of where I was which made the 3 hour wait in the pouring rain worthwhile. A few shots of Cate on arrival and also Tanya Burr the Beauty and Lifestyle blogger who was one of the other guests for the night. The guest list was rumoured to be thin so called it a night after that!

Film Plot
A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn’t bringing money, peace, or love…

UK Release Date 27 September 2013

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Anna Wintour arrives at the Tom Ford Event at LFW SS14 in London.  Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

Anna Wintour arrives at the Tom Ford Event at LFW SS14 in London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

What’s London Fashion Week without Anna Wintour Chief Editor of Vogue? One of the pillars of the fashion industry she is to fashion media what Vivienne Westwood is to Fashion design…..again another pillar. Wintour is one that is watched closely….she moves…..the rest follow!

Decided to attend the Tom Ford event on Day 4 of LFW SS14 which had a 7.30pm start.. This one is up there with the likes of Burberry and mulberry by all accounts and a Wintour show was on the cards.

Some photos of the arrivals including general guests and shots of Anna Wintour (no trademark shades) and Cate Blanchett who is in town as fans will know. More on Cate later today…………possibly……weather permitting?

General release of these photos had to be delayed by at least twelve hours at a clients request…..hence the delay!

The usual mixture of portraits and full length shots.

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Richard Hammond arrives at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London. Photo: Frank John for famefad.com

Richard Hammond arrives at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London. Photo: © Frank John for famefad.com

A trip to Hammersmith produced a few pics of Richard Hammond of Top gear fame aka “The Hamster” who was spotted arriving at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith in West London to appear live on the latest edition of Celebrity Juice today Wednesday 11 September.

Only 1 photog there………. and that was me. Some big names in town including Rihanna and Miley Cyrus …..that’s the reason why!

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Naomi Watts at the Diana World Premiere London. Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

Close up of Naomi Watts at the Diana World Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

The Diana World Premiere was held at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square tonight (5 September). The film stars Naomi Watts in the lead role as Princess Diana and Naveen Andrews as Hasnet Khan.

The film is due for release in the UK on 20 September 2013 and is based on the Diana book.

The film was directed by Oliver Herschbiegel. Naomi Watts has been nominated for an Academy Award for this role. Method acting at it’s hardest as she had a very public role and everybody from that time knew her well via TV and the media.

Focused mainly on getting shots of Naomi Watts. She proved  a tricky one to get but managed to get full length, crowd and close up shots after moving quite a few times and thanks to a 10L Mayo bucket!

Long range full length shot of Naomi Watts working the crowds at the Diana Premiere London. Photo:  Frank John for famefad.com

Long range full length shot of Naomi Watts working the crowds at the Diana Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John for famefad.com

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Ellie Goulding arrives at BBc Radio 1 in Central London. Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

Ellie Goulding arrives at BBC Radio 1 in Central London. Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

Ellie Goulding spotted arriving at BBC Radio 1 in Central London at about 10.30am this morning. She will be performing at the I Tunes Festival at the Camden Roundhouse. Teenage Wasteland? What can I say.  Dazzled and Speechless as she’s looking on the money! .

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Close Up of Chris Hemsworth at the Rush World Premiere in London

Close Up of Chris Hemsworth at the Rush World Premiere in London.  Photo © Frank John for Famefad.com

First film premiere of the week after a month off and also a first for September. The Rush Film Premiere was held at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square and all the shots were taken from the garden.

Rush is a film set in the 70s showcasing the famous clash between two top Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt with direction by Ron Howard who directed films such as A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Natalie Dormer and Josephine De La Raume amongst others.

More on the film check the trailer video.

At the premiere most of the cast were in attendance along with some classic Formula 1 champions including Niki Lauda himself and Jackie Stewart  (didn’t get him).

Shots are mostly trademark head shots and portraits with a couple of fuller length shots.

It was a tough one for the headline between Olivia Wilde who looked knockout and Chris Hemsworth who plays the lead. The sheer mass hysteria with the women surrounding Chris Hemsworth (it was deafening) means he has to grab the headline shot.

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