The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and a wealth of Hollywood stars braved the frosty weather to attend the Royal film performance of The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (reviewed here).
With the snow falling, completely negating the fake snow machine laid on by Fox, upon a lavishly kitted out Leicester Square you could be mistaken for believing you were in Narnia itself.
Ben Barnes, Liam Neeson, and Simon Pegg attended, but unfortunately were not lucky enough to bend their ears. We did however get to speak to to many of the other stars…
Gary Sweet who plays Lord Drinian told us that the most challenging part of the filming was “getting to the lunch queue before some of those kids that were in the show… It was such a joy, such an astonishing overwhelming experience that there was nothing really challening at all about it, I just loved being part of it”
Talking about those pesky kids Skandar Keynes told us that he was looking forward to branching out after the final Narnian foray for his character Edmund Pevensie.
It is also the last instalment for Georgie Henley who plays Lucy Pevensie. Who, aged 16, admitted it was diffficult juggling her GCSEs and filming for Narnia and told us “I wanted to stay in school and have a childhood but now I’m really ready to go further with the whole acting thing”
Will Poulter, new to the franchise, in his first big film role since starring in Son Of Rambow told us that the experience was “Amazing, I can’t believe I’m here… It’s fantastic I feel really honoured to be here”.
The Director Michael Apted told us that “it was his first visual effects film, and that was scary, it was a big part of the movie” and that “he doesn’t have a clue how they did some of it (effects), how did they do those animals, it’s unbelieveable”.
Additonally we have some footage, courtesy for 20th Century Fox, from the premiere below…