Family Gala for film with heart
Actor Andy Linden described his new film, The Secret Of Moonacre, as a movie with "heart".
The Secret Of Moonacre was this year's family film at the London Film Festival but the premiere turned out to be a low key affair - with the film's biggest stars, Ioan Gruffudd and Dakota Blue Richards, not attending the event.
The director, Gabor Csupo, and actors Andy Linden, Augustus Prew and Michael Webber - all of whom were dressed down for the premiere - were greeted by fans in a wet and windy Leicester Square.
Director Gabor explained what made this particular fairytale special: "I felt that there was hardly anybody who is making like a mystery picture when you have to put a puzzle together to solve something. That's what rally attracted me to it."
Speaking about the movie, Andy said: "I normally get killed in the things that I do so it was nice to get a beginning, a middle and an end of a movie rather than being shot, stabbed, hung, neck broken, I won't go on.
"I'd not worked with green screen. I actually did Merlin this year but working with that green screen and special effects it was a little (challenging) yes. It's all in your head isn't it you know?"
And Augustus added: "There's lots of quirky touches, lots of comic moments and it's absolutely stunning, it's beautifully shot and the costumes are fantastic so visually it's a visual feast I'd say."
The Secret Of Moonacre is due to be released in February 2009.