You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

London’s ‘Golden’ glow

'Compass' finds way to London premiere

LONDON – Fantasy descended on London Nov. 27 for the world preem of “The Golden Compass,” as Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards navigated their way through the crowds of autograph seekers and overflowing press.

“London knows how to throw a premiere like no one else,” said the pic’s helmer, Chris Weitz, who, in addition to thanking Nigel and Trevor Green, co-toppers at U.K. distrib Entertainment Films, also reserved special praise for the 13-year-old Richards. “She’s smart enough to realize all this stuff is nonsense.”

Philip Pullman, upon whose book, “Northern Lights,” the film is based, was also in attendance, along with New Line’s Bob Shaye. Celeb-filled audience included Hugh Grant, Salman Rushdie and Kidman’s hubbie, Keith Urban.

Revellers danced the night away at Wapping Dock in London’s east end, with the massive former warehouses decked out in an assortment of themed rooms straight out of the film’s parallel universe, replete with acrobats hanging from floating balloons. The star attraction, however, was a life-size recreation of one of the film’s armored ice bears, next to which party-goers readily queued up to have their photos taken.

More Scene

  • Tesse Restaurant Opens on L.A.'s Sunset

    Tesse Restaurant Takes on the Challenge of Making the Sunset Strip Hip Again

    LONDON – Fantasy descended on London Nov. 27 for the world preem of “The Golden Compass,” as Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards navigated their way through the crowds of autograph seekers and overflowing press. “London knows how to throw a premiere like no one else,” […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: The 10 Standout Moments

    LONDON – Fantasy descended on London Nov. 27 for the world preem of “The Golden Compass,” as Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards navigated their way through the crowds of autograph seekers and overflowing press. “London knows how to throw a premiere like no one else,” […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    LONDON – Fantasy descended on London Nov. 27 for the world preem of “The Golden Compass,” as Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards navigated their way through the crowds of autograph seekers and overflowing press. “London knows how to throw a premiere like no one else,” […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    LONDON – Fantasy descended on London Nov. 27 for the world preem of “The Golden Compass,” as Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards navigated their way through the crowds of autograph seekers and overflowing press. “London knows how to throw a premiere like no one else,” […]

  • Yara ShahidiMTV Movie & TV Awards,

    Yara Shahidi, Noah Schnapp, More Talk the Dangers of Social Media at MTV Awards

    LONDON – Fantasy descended on London Nov. 27 for the world preem of “The Golden Compass,” as Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards navigated their way through the crowds of autograph seekers and overflowing press. “London knows how to throw a premiere like no one else,” […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    'Vida,' 'One Day at a Time' Showrunners Recount Being Called Racial Slur in Writers' Room

    LONDON – Fantasy descended on London Nov. 27 for the world preem of “The Golden Compass,” as Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards navigated their way through the crowds of autograph seekers and overflowing press. “London knows how to throw a premiere like no one else,” […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    Parity Takes Center Stage at Variety's 'A Night in the Writers' Room' Drama Panel

    LONDON – Fantasy descended on London Nov. 27 for the world preem of “The Golden Compass,” as Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards navigated their way through the crowds of autograph seekers and overflowing press. “London knows how to throw a premiere like no one else,” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content