Connery leaves his mark at London premiere
Hollywood superstar Sir Sean Connery joined hands with an elite
group of actors when he attended his first West End premiere for
The movie legend made plaster casts of his hands which will be
set in bronze and placed as a permanent fixture in London's Leicester
They will sit alongside those of stars such as Tom Cruise, Charlton
Heston, Bruce Willis and Pierce Brosnan.
The former Bond actor was attending the premiere of his latest
film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
In the film he plays Allan Quatermain, who along with a number
of other literary heroes such as Dorian Gray, Dr Jekyll, Captain
Nemo and Tom Sawyer take on foes in the action movie.
Connery, 73, was surprised by the size of the 2,000-strong crowd
which cheered him outside the Odeon Cinema as he arrived.
The actor, wearing a grey double-breasted suit said: "I was
fantastic out there, but I wasn't prepared for such an onslaught.
"They were just so enthusiastic."
30th September 2003