This evening the capital held the UK Premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the studio’s latest live-action adaptation of one of their most beloved animations. The premiere event was held at Spencer House, St James’ Place in London before moving on to Leicester Square where the cast and crew met the bevy of fans.
The film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Nathan Mack, Audra Mcdonald. They were all in attendance as was director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken.
Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the red carpet this evening to get some time with the filmmakers and cast. We couldn’t let Josh Gad past without asking him about his recent interrogation on video of Daisy Ridley about the secrets of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Emma Thompson was also on fine form, talking about taking on Angela Lansbury’s role from the animated version.
Beauty and the Beast opens in UK cinemas on the 17th of March, 2017.
Beauty and the Beast Premiere Interviews
Director Bill Condon
Composer Alan Menken
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts