December 2012: Les Miserables Film Premiere

 Film PremiereThe World Premiere of the Les Misérables Movie was on 5th December at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square.  It was a big red carpet affair with Michael Ball interviewing cast and creatives on a purpose built stage.

Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried at the premiere
Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried at the premiere

 

It was a freezing cold evening but the girls paraded in their glamourous evening gowns while the men opted for warmer coats.

The Les Mis Girls Cosette, Fantine and Eponine
The Les Mis Girls Cosette, Fantine and Eponine

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next photos were all taken by Vivienne Vincent of Stars in Focus, who braved the bitter cold to get some great shots.

Director Tom Hooper
Director Tom Hooper

This much anticipated film was directed by Tom Hooper, who directed the Oscar winning King’s Speech.  It was produced by Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh.  It is a groundbreaking film in as much as all the singing was done live instead of the usual way of recording a soundtrack a couple of months before and the actors lipcynching to the recording.  Singing live has a profound effect on the power and realism of the performance and you could not imagine Anne Hathaway’s extrarordinary performance of ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ being acheived in any other way.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

       

Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

 

 

Isabelle Allen, the 'face' of Les Mis
Isabelle Allen, the ‘face’ of Les Mis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe

 

 

 

Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter

 

 

 

 

Claude-Michel Schonberg
Claude-Michel Schonberg

                                                                                   

Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen

 

 

 

 

Cameron Mackintosh
Cameron Mackintosh

 

 

 

 

 

Claude-Michel, Alain and their wives
Claude-Michel, Alain and their wives

 

The US premiere took place in New York  on 10 December 2012.  The film opens in the US on 25 December 2012 and in the UK on 11 January 2013.

 

 

 

 See also Show Updates January 2013