So my Wednesday evening was pretty exciting....a stroll along the red carpet and into the Empire Cinema to watch Les Mis.
We walked past Hugh Jackman (fit & tall), Russell Crowe (wide posterior/dressed like a bouncer), Helena Bonham Carter (Amazing skin). In the foyer I was stopped in my tracks by a minder who was guiding Goldie Hawn. She ended up sitting 3 rows ahead of me hence the bad back head photo. She consumed an entire bucket of popcorn during the screening (see don't I give you great gossp!!!!).
Stunning talented cast who all sang live during filming of this spectacular story. Bits were filmed at Greenwich Naval College and it was pretty amazing to see Russell charging down on horseback, sparks flying from the horses hooves exactly where I had visited en famille earlier in the year (go see my previous Greenwich blog post).
The director introduced the cast onto the stage - last figure on right is Hugh. Yeah I know another bad photo, it could be anyone up there, but I was there people. Go follow me on twitter to see my tweets from that night.
I have never experienced before the whole audience applauding after each song which just added to the electric atmosphere. Sacha Baron Cohen did a great turn as the landlord, lightening the dark and ultimatly sad story.
You don't have to be a fan of the original stage musical, just enjoy the drama unfolding. UK release in January 13th 2013.
I *heart* this coat – and so pleased the 30% extra off for Friends and Family with The Outnet came along last month. Even with standard delivery it arrived in super quick time and I have been wearing it nearly every other day. The tie belt is a great length which means you can properly tie a bow for a nice smart finishing touch. Although the coat is not the warmest one I own, I can layer my Lavenham quilted gilet underneath without baulking up too much. I love it when my fingers tips brush along the fabric, it so soft and cosy feeling. Sometimes it really does pay to invest a little bit more money for a quality item.
Helene Berman Wool/cashmere trench coat with leather-look detailing
I shall still be web stalking the Sophie Hulme coat in the ever hopefully event it may become heavily discounted in the Sales.