Friday, 26 February 2010

Alice in... Waterland

The premiere of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, London February 
25th 2010 - In aid of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, Odeon Leicester Square
I hate it when the weather reports are right. Even the reports for England (in February I might add) have always held a shadow of doubt and that was what I clinging onto as I saw a flood of blue remain firmly over the map of London for the early evening period on the TV weather news.

The crowds were already numerous in force when I arrived some two hours before the arrivals on the green carpet - it’s called simply the “Depp Effect” I believe and the volume of squeals that greeted “The Mad Hatter” were sure to bring about a noise abatement order.

Still despite the weather the crowds remained enthusiastic for the stars of the film and other invited celebrities - for this premiere would be in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, so everyone was turned out in their finest attire. Not me of course - It would have been a clear case of “Off with his head” had I been attending the film after standing in the rain for three hours with the rest of the photographers...

A very wet - and still to get a lot wetter Leicester Square - several hours before the premiere

Working on the green carpet and film logo at the entrance to the Odeon

Johnny Depp - The Mad Hatter

Mia Wasikowska - Alice Kingsleigh

Helena Bonham Carter - The Red Queen

Matt Lucas - Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Anne Hathaway - The White Queen

Alan Rickman - The Caterpillar

Michael Sheen - The White Rabbit

Barbara Windsor - The Dormouse

Paul Whitehouse - The March Hare

Timothy Spall - Bayard the Bloodhound

Jemma Powell - Margaret Kingsleigh

Geraldine James - Lady Ascot

Crispin Glover - The Knave of Hearts

Avril Lavigne

Danny Elfman - Composer

Tim Burton

The Producers - Joe Roth and Richard D. Zanuck

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