Saturday 19 August 2017

Roz Purcell walks the red carpet with Kate and William at Nelson Mandela premiere

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge meets a young boy (name not supplied) in a dinner jacket as hse attends the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duke of Cambridge meets actress Naomie Harris as they attend the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge meets actor Idris Elba as they attend the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duke of Cambridge meets Zindzi Mandela (right) as they attend the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge meets actress Naomie Harris as they attend the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duke of Cambridge meets actor Idris Elba as he attends the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge is presented with a bouquet of flowers by a young girl (name not supplied) as she attends the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Producer Harvey Weinstein ( shakes hands with director Justin Chadwick as he talks with cast members Idris Elba and Naomie Harris at the Royal Premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in London December 5, 2013.
Cast member Tony Kgoroge arrives for the Royal Premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in London December 5, 2013.
Producer Harvey Weinstein jokes with a photographer as he arrives for the Royal Premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in London December 5, 2013.
Fashion Designer Amanda Wakeley arrives for the Royal Premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in London December 5, 2013.
Cast member Idris Elba arrives for the Royal Premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in London December 5, 2013.
Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela, arrives for the Royal Premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in London December 5, 2013.

TOP Irish model Roz Purcell rubbed shoulders with royalty at the premiere of the Mandela flick, Long Walk to Freedom last night.

The Irish model was a guest at the London premiere of the Mandela movie last night.

Wearing a stunning Junk Kouture Dress designed by student Cathy Brennan From  Ballybay Community College, it was the winning dress in a fashion and art competition for secondary school students across Ireland.

The top model tweeted afterwards at her shock of hearing of Mandela's passing.

"Went in to watch Nelson Mandelas a long walk to freedom... To hear at the end he passed away. What a legacy he has left."

She  joined Zindzi  Mandela a daugher of Nelson Mandela  at the premiere, who was  informed her 95-year-old father had died peacefully at home.

Screams rang out in the auditorium as the news was broken to her, although fellow audience members were not informed of the death until after the film.

Roz Purcell looks stunning in a Junk Kouture Dress as Future Designs by Irish Students hit the Red Carpet at the London Royal Film Premiere of Mandela :Long Walk to Freedom tonight Roz Purcell wore the dress entitled Crystal Ghost ,designed by student Cathy Brennan From Ballybay Community College PIX BRIAN MCEVOY NO REPRO FEE FOR ONE USE Ireland was well represented on the red carpet on Leicster Square in London tonight with the ever glamourous Irish model Roz Purcell and two of Junk Koutures 2013 fashion design winners attending the London Royal Film Premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Students Romy Marren (from Our Ladys Bower, Athlone) and Ta Naw Naw (from St. Marys Secondary school, Ballina) modelled their Junk Kouture winning outfits Banana Belle and Say Moe Wah and they were joined by Roz Purcell who wore a stunning bespoke Junk Kouture creation Roz Purcell wore the dress entitled Crystal Ghost ,designed by student Cathy Brennan From Ballybay Community College The Irish contingent rubbed shoulders with royal guests including Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and members of the cast. Junk Kouture is a leading fashion and art competition for secondary school students across Ireland. Created in 2010 by entrepreneurs Elizabeth Curran and Troy Armour, Junk Kouture encourages the importance of sustainability through fashion and creativity. This one-of-a-kind contest is proudly supported by European Recycling Platform (ERP) and Bank of Ireland. Co- Founder of Junk Kouture, Elizabeth ODonnell said, It was such a privilege for two of our winning students to come to London, model their designs on the red carpet and experience the buzz of a Royal Premiere. Their outfits were definitely on a par with some of the glamourous outfits worn by the stars and celebs attending. We are now looking forward to next years competition for which the deadline for entries is the end of January 20

 

Speaking before the screening of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Ms Mandela said her father was doing well, when asked about his health.

She said: "My father is fine. He's 95 years old and he is pretty frail. We are hoping to see more of him."

Jazelle Anderson, 22, who was in the cinema said that, when the film finished and the news was broken to them, "Everyone was completely shocked - completely shocked.

"There was a lot of crying."

After the film, Idris Elba, who plays Mandela, took to the stage with producer Harvey Weinstein to hold a moment's silence to honour the great man.

The star later released a statement, which said: "What an honour it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world.

"My thoughts and prayers are with his family."

The Duke of Cambridge, with Kate beside him, also gave a sombre tribute after leaving the cinema.

"It was extremely sad and tragic news," he said.

Sue Whiston, 52, who watched the film, said "The film was amazing, but it was just a complete change of atmosphere when suddenly it was announced that he'd died. People just started crying."

Damian McCarthy, 45, said: "I've never felt an atmosphere like that. It was unbelievable. It went from being quite a high-spirited occasion to absolute silence - stunned silence.

"It's one of those moments where people say, 'Do you remember where you were?' It's definitely put a bit of a bizarre twist on the premiere."

 

 

 

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