Russell Crowe stars in a new Paramount Pictures film called Noah. The tale is a well-known one based on The Bible, and we can only presume will involve a lot of water and an Ark.
We did not see the film but we were on the red carpet when Russell Crowe arrived at The Filmhouse to attend the Fan Premiere of his latest epic billed as a story of courage, sacrifice and hope. He was having a busy day having started off in Dublin and has yet to stop off in Cardiff, but was charming to his fans, if a little less long-suffering with the press.
We got a little interview with him inside the cinema
Douglas Booth the 21 year-old actor who plays Crowe’s son in the movie had arrived at the cinema just ahead of the star.
Olympic medallist Katherine Grainger CBE was also attending the premiere along with her mother Liz.
The film is expected to gross $41m on this its opening weekend in the US.
Some religious groups have criticised the film before they have even seen it according to the star who told The Guardian of his meeting with Pope Francis which took place in spite of controversy spilling out around the movie.
Almost 600,000 people like the film’s Facebook page, which may or may not be a testament to its popularity, and this is one of several biblical films coming to the big screen this year.