London Film Festival: Clooney-mania!

15 October 2009

We feel dreadful today. But despite a pounding, morning-after headache, we just have to tell you about the premiere of Fantastic Mr Fox.

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Even the red carpet was exciting – it was raised ten foot above Leicester Square (was this in an effort to hide the gaudy lights of Burger King from George Clooney?) and had more twists, turns and steps than we would usually want to contend with in high heels in front of a large crowd. Still, we didn’t fall over, and the huge construction added to the sense of occasion. The glamour factor was through the roof – as well as gorgeous George Clooney, who was every inch the dapper, silver fox – we spotted Bill Murray, Cindy Crawford, Sophie Dahl (in a gorgeous Temperley London Glisten dress), Jarvis Cocker, Jonathan Ross and Thandie Newton.

cindy crawford sophie dahl

After watching the film (which was very cute), we popped in to the after party at the Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road and got so distracted by champagne and canapés we forgot all about our quest to chat up Mr Clooney (I know – can you imagine?) and didn’t end up bumping in to him until the end of the night – he was leaving with his gorgeous girlfriend as we were going to the loo. Not the momentous meeting of kindred spirits we had dreamed of, but still, a sighting at least.

- Hannah Marriott and Holly Fraser


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