This evening a chilly capital was warmed by the tangible excitement for the London premiere of Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey. E. L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy were an outsized hit for the author, who has also completed another book in the series, Grey, which retold the story from the viewpoint of Christian Grey. The series is an unstoppable one, and the second film in the trilogy is due in cinemas tomorrow.

James Foley takes over from Sam Taylor-Johnson in the director’s chair for this sequel and the next – Fifty Shades Freed, which is due for release this time next year. Though reaction to the films may follow the books’ critical appraisal there is a huge fanbase eager to enjoy this new rendition of the relationship. We’ll have our review of the film up as soon as possible.

The film stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Marcia Gay Harden, Kim Basinger, Hugh Dancy, Bella Heathcote, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini and Eric Johnson. The cast braved the cold to mosey down the red carpet of the Odeon Leicester Square, and we were there to meet them.

Fifty Shades Darker Dakota Johnson Jamie DornanScott Davis and Dave Sztypuljak were on the red carpet this evening to interview the stars, here are their interviews.

Fifty Shades Darker is released in UK cinemas on the 10th of February.

Fifty Shades Darker Premiere Interviews

Jamie Dornan

Dakota Johnson

E. L. James

Rita Ora

Director James Foley

Producer Dana Brunetti


Fifty Shades Darker Synopsis

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.