Prince Caspian — The Biggest UK Film Premiere Ever

Posted June 19, 2008 2:43 pm by fantasia_kitty

From The Press Association: Thousands of Narnia fans and a host of celebrities paraded the green carpet for an event billed as the UK’s biggest-ever film premiere.

Ten thousand fantasy fanatics descended on the O2 Arena in London to watch The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian on a screen measuring 91ft by 38ft – the largest ever constructed in Europe.

Kids dressed as lions, witches and Telmarine soldiers, teenage girls in posh frocks, as well as overly excited parents trekked down the 190m-long red and green carpet along with stars of the film and other famous faces.

Telmarine soldiers – characters from the film – mounted plinths along the walkway dressed in chain mail, helmets and masks with some wielding swords in mock battle.

Young British stars of the film were excited to be back on home soil, having attended premieres all over the world.

Ben Barnes, who plays Prince Caspian, said he was so overexcited that he was “babbling like an idiot”.

“This is the pinnacle, it’s the climax,” he said. “Despite all the people behind me I can guarantee I’m the most excited person here.”

He added: “I still find it difficult to watch myself because it’s difficult to suspend your disbelief enough to see a prince and not yourself but hopefully everyone else will see Prince Caspian and I think it’s a really exciting, engaging film.”

Getty Images already has pictures of the event on their website here. (And there are a few more if you enter various other searches.)

Here are some more great pictures from WMoseley.com.

This story was originally published at The Press Association