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

Javier Bardem gets the women screaming at The Counselor Premiere on London.  Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

Javier Bardem gets the women screaming at The Counselor Premiere on London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

The Counselor had it’s premiere at the West End Odeon in Leicester Square this Thursday. The crowds turned out for this one. They really did! With names such as Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt in the cast……..you know why!

The film is directed by Ridley Scott. Say no more!

Cruz, Bardem, Scott and Fassbender were in attendance and a suprise guest of Signourney Weaver of Alien fame also made an appearance.

Gone with Javier Bardem of Skyfall fame for the headline shot and there has been a tidal wave of female stars of late. The women were going mental over Javier! Penelope Cruz was looking seriously on the money though.

UK Release 15 November 2013

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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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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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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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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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Helen Mirren arrives at the Red " Premiere London  Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

Helen Mirren arrives at the Red ” Premiere London Photo &copy: Frank John for Famefad.com

The Red 2 European Premiere was held on Monday 22 July at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square and this film stars Bruce willis, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones and John Malkovitch.

3 of the main stars of the film turned up for the event including Mary Louise Parker, Helen Mirren and of course Bruce Willis.

Other guests at the event included David Haye, Emma Heming, Russell Kane, Taylor Hackford and Katie Malue

Plot:

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

UK release Date 2 August 2013

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Ultra Close up of Johnny Depp at the Lone Ranger Premiere London.  Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

Ultra Close up of Johnny Depp at the Lone Ranger Premiere London. Photo © Frank John for Famefad.com

The Lone Ranger Film Premiere was held at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square on Sunday 21 July. The film stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and Helena Bonham Carter and is directed by Gore Verbinski.

Regulars know I don’t normally  shoot on weekends by hey……………it’s Johnny Depp and Yes I’m a huge fan so it was a case of business and a personal visit all rolled into one.

Crowds at this event? Oh Yesssss! Wrist Band No 0769 was the number I was wearing. Chances of getting a shot were looking remote indeed and it was chaotic in the crowds with a Capital C!

The red carpet was white and there was a horse? Security were spraying the crowds with water and handing out water bottles and it was jammed solid.

No Helena Bonham Carter!

Kimberley Garner seemed to wow the crowds on the night and claims the red carpet crown.

Photos of Amber Le Bon (daughter of Yasmin Le Bon) have been included as it’s such a nice shot, but it’s  slightly off focus due to the fact I called her name………….. she didn’t look….wrote her off………………put the camera down……………..somebody tapped me and said “she’s looking” and I snapped on a knee jerk reflex muttering the words “What The …?”

Guest List:

Alex Zane (presenting), Amber Le Bon, Armie Hammer, Diana Hardcastle, Diana Vickers, Elizabeth Chambers, George Sampson, Gore Verbinski, Harry Treadaway, Jade Williams, James Frain, Jerry Bruckheimer, John Fashanu, Kimberley Garner, Luke Treadaway, Pixie Lott, Ruth Wilson, Tom Wilkinson

Plot:
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Rating 6/7/10 Info Courtesy IMDB

UK  Release: 9 august 2013

Trailer:  Video  From what was seen of the trailer at the premiere this film looks decent……………… but you never can tell from just the trailer!

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Hugh Jackman arrives flashing is Audi R8 car keys at The Wolverine Premiere London.  Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

Hugh Jackman arrives flashing his Audi R8 car keys at The Wolverine Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

The Sixth X Men instalment called Wolverine had it’s UK Premiere at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square in Central London on Tuesday 16 July.

As you can imagine the crowds turned out for this one. Hugh Jackman was of course the main star of the night and quite proudly drove himself to the premiere and arrived on the red carpet via an Audi R8 as in photo above. Typical Hugh Jackman stuff!

Other stars and guests on the red carpet  included Austin Mahone,  Hiroyuki Sanada, James Mangold, Jenny Falconer, Famke Janssen, Kimberly Wyatt, Natasha Khan, Rila Fukushima, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Tao Okamoto and Will Yun Lee.

Bit of a rough night for yours truly, my secret footstool ( a 10 Litre  mayonnaise bucket)  decided to collapse on me after half an hour meaning it was difficult then to get shots. Struggled on regardless and managed to get about 60% of the stars. The mayonnaise bucket was empty in case you’re wondering……could have been much worse!

A mixture of long range shots, close ups,  ful lengths, profiles in front of the press and portrait shots (my fave) All shots taken from the crowd!

Red Carpet dress that did it for me on the night was Natasha Khan. Fashionistas  may think otherwise?

The Wolverine is due for a UK Release of 25 July 2013. Trailer Video

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Simon Pegg at The Worlds End Premiere London.  Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Simon Pegg at The Worlds End Premiere London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

The Worlds End premiere was held on Wednesday 10 July at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square and stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Rosamund Pyke and Martin Freeman who was unable to attend the event.The film is directed by Edgar Wright. As you’ve probably guessed it’s a comedy with horror undertones.

Big crowds for this premiere billed as a World Premiere and the guest list included names such as BAFTA TV Award winner Olivia Coleman, David Walliams, Eddie Marsan, Edith Bowman, Gaz Coombes, Paddy Considine, Nira Park, Kayvan Novak and more.

Had an incredibly good spot, maybe too good as they were homing in from all angles.

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