Stars and socialites gathered by the iconic Sydney Harbour last night at St. George Open Air Cinema for the Australian Premiere of T2 Trainspotting with special guest, director Danny Boyle.
Boyle was joined on the orange carpet along with David Berry, Ben Mingay, Leisel Jones, Lola Berry, Colin Fassnidge, Miss Connie Mitchell and Black Angus McDonald (Sneaky Sound System), Tom Burgess, Lewis McKirdy, Jade Kevin Foster, Emma Mulholland, Shelly Horton, Tom Tilley, Mike Goldman and the Neon Giants.
Guests of Sony Pictures enjoyed drinks and canapés created by Matt Moran’s Aria while watching the sun set over the beautiful Sydney Harbour.
Trainspotting’s enduring popularity and following, coupled with rave reviews for the new film out of the UK, saw tickets to the Premiere event sell out within hours of release. The two thousand-strong crowd were charmed by the legendary director when he spoke with Jason ‘Jabba’ Davis about the making of the sequel, 20 years after the original film, Trainspotting, helped shape the 90’s zeitgeist and define “cool Britannia”.
The director expressed his hope that the audience “wouldn’t think the film is shite” and from the enthusiastic cheers and applause at its conclusion it’s safe to say they didn’t.
First there was an opportunity…then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.
Check out photos from the Australian premiere of T2 Trainspotting below!
T2 TRAINSPOTTING IN CINEMAS FEBRUARY 23