I’m not the type of movie geek that’s desperate to collect autographs of all my favourite actors, but I do like to get a glimpse of them once in a while. So yesterday I made my way to Leicester Square for The Dark Knight premiere, not realizing the freneticness and busyness I was getting myself into. People are pushy! I got squashed and crushed by all these fans wanting their favourite star to see them.¬†Okay, okay, I was one of those fans, but I try to respect other people’s personal space and not bug the person in front of me. Plus I wasn’t yelling hysterically for them to come over, while in the midst of an interview.

Anyhow I did get to see some stuff and Cristiano managed to make some beautiful photos. Here are some great shots of fans who were dressed up as Batman characters (I think I actually met the two in the right photo during the Dark Knight ARG):

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After standing there for almost an hour the fun finally started; accompanied with flames and ominous music, the Tumbler Batmobile was brought out:

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The Dark Knight European Premiere

The Dark Knight European Premiere

The Dark Knight European Premiere

The Dark Knight European Premiere

And then all the actors arrived… Michael Caine:

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Aaron Eckhart:

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Maggie Gyllenhaal (these photos are just gorgeous):

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And of course… Christian Bale:

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The Dark Knight European Premiere

The Dark Knight European Premiere

The Dark Knight European Premiere

Unsurprisingly most people didn’t recognize Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Prestige and Memento (tsss, and they call themselves fans):

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There were also other non-Dark Knight actors, like Forest Whitaker (didn’t manage to get a photo of him), Peter Sarsgaard (Maggie Gyllenhaal’s fiancee) and John Simm:

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The Dark Knight European Premiere

After that we had been standing for almost two hours and our legs were killing us. It didn’t look like anybody else would show, so we struggled our way out of the crowd. Check out all the photos on Cristiano’s Flickr page, there are a lot more up there.

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