Royalty, both literal and cinematic, gathered this evening in Leicester Square for the World Premiere & Royal Film Performance of 1917, the one-shot war epic starring Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Dean-Charles Chapmen, George MacKay, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, John Hollingworth, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough and Justin Edwards.
The film was directed by Sam Mendes, co-written by Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns with Roger Deakins on cinematography. Attending were Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Colin Hart and Scott Davis were on the red carpet asking the questions.
1917 is out in the US on Christmas Day and on the 10th of January, 2020 in the UK.
1917 World Premiere Interviews
Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier’s brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap. Schofield and Blake, two young British soldiers during the First World War, are given a seemingly impossible mission. With time against them, they must deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and Blake’s own brother, walking straight into a deadly trap.