Pirates, fairies join pic's Blighty bow
LONDON — “Peter Pan” sailed into its world premiere Tuesday night in London, the city where author J.M. Barrie set his tale and where it was first performed on stage in December 1904.
Live-action pic unspooled at Empire Leicester Square, followed by a tented party near the Thames resplendent with pirates, fairies and chocolate fountains.
Like the book, festivities benefited the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. On hand for both events: director P.J. Hogan, pic producers Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick from L.A. and executive producer/London mogul Mohamed Al Fayed; cast members Olivia Williams, Lynn Redgrave, Ludivine Sagnier, Jason Isaacs, Rachel Hurd-Wood and Jeremy Sumpter, whom Hogan introduced as “the first actor to play Peter Pan who is actually the same age as Peter Pan!”