Last night, Los Angles played host to the Premiere of Universal Pictures Fifty Shades Darker. The movie is the second installment in the book series by British Author E.L. James and sees Jamie Dornan play billionaire Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.

The book series spans three books with Fifty Shades Freed already filmed and ready to roll for release in 2018. The original film Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the biggest releases of 2015 bringing in a worldwide haul of over half a billion dollars with just $40m USD spent on the production.

It was no wonder that the sequels were fast-tracked for release making household names of both Dornan (who has more recently starred in the critically acclaimed Anthorpoid and who is rumoured to be playing the Green Lantern in future comic book movies) and Johnson who worked with Luca Guadagnino in A Bigger Splash

Jamie Dornan Talks Fifty Shades Darker

Last night the stars were out in force all dressed to impress. Joining the two leads were acting royalty in the form of Kim Basinger, British pop-star Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Ashleigh LaThrop, Kandi Burruss, Eloise Mumford, HalseyEric Johnson Director James Foley and author E.L. James. A selection of the photos from the premiere are below all of which you can click to enlarge. Here in the UK we’ll be getting our own premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in London on 9th February ahead of the release of the movie the following day on the 10th February.

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Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere Photos

Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson pose together as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Dakota Johnson attends as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Dakota Johnson attends as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
James Foley, Jeff Shell, Kim Basinger and Ron Meyer pose together as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Halsey arrives as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
James Foley attends as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Ron Meyer, Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Jeff Shell pose together as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson pose together as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017..(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Rita Ora arrives as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Jamie Dornan attends as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson pose together as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Rita Ora attends as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Dakota Johnson and Rita Ora share a moment as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
James Foley, Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and E.L. James thank fans for attending as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
James Foley, Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and E.L. James pose together as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Robinne Lee attends as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Marcia Gay Harden attends as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Luke Grimes and Eric Johnson pose together as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Eloise Mumford and Victor Rasuk pose together as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Fifty Shades Darker LA Premiere
Ashleigh LaThrop attends as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Kandi Burruss attends as Universal Studios presents the premiere of “50 Shades Darker” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 02, 2017.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.