Category: Phantom of the Opera News Posted by: admin Stars turned out in London's Leicester Square on Monday for the film version of musical The Phantom of the Opera.
Stars out for Phantom premiere
Article Date: December 6, 2004 | Publication: BBC | Author: BBC
Former Brookside actress and Hell's Kitchen winner Jennifer Ellison makes her big screen debut as a ballerina in the Andrew Lloyd Webber story.
At the premiere, the composer said: "This has been a long time in the making and turned out as I've always wanted."
Minnie Driver, who based her role on diva Maria Callas, also attended.
Driver, wearing a black lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana, said she enjoyed playing a diva.
But she added: "I was so knackered by carrying around a 50lb dress and 30lb wig during filming that I just collapsed in bed every night."
Scottish actor Gerard Butler plays the Phantom and 18-year-old Emmy Rossum the heroine Christine, in the Joel Schumacher-directed film.
Ellison, who wore a white ball gown embroidered with thousands of crystals and made by designers Lilina and Dana Kruszynska, said she was overwhelmed by the event.
"It's just amazing," she said. "It was a brilliant part for me and to appear opposite Minnie was a real honour."
Also at the premiere were Dame Shirley Bassey, Cilla Black, Denise Van Outen, Gloria Hunniford and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood.
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Stars turned out in London's Leicester Square on Monday for the film version of musical The Phantom of the Opera.