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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Vue plays host to 'King of the Railway' UK VIP premiere

King of the Railway: The Movie held its UK premiere at Vue's Leicester Square cinema today.

Stars from TV land and music turned up with family and friends to attend the annual Thomas & Friends premiere compered by The Fat Controllerwith narrator Mark Moraghan leading the event with his children.

Along with the aforementioned, Thomas alumni was represented by voice actors Glenn Wrage and Jonathan Forbes, series railway consultant Sam Wilkinson and the Rev. W. Awdry's daughter, Veronica Chambers.
Coronation Street's Marcus Dent, Charlie Condou turned up as did Eastenders' Janine Butcher, Charlie Brooks followed by actors John Thomson, Shelley ConnSamantha Spiro and White Heat's Claire Foy.

The Apprentice finalist, Luisa Zissman was also there alongside TV chef Gizzi Erskine of This Morning fame and former Conservative Opposition Leader, Lord Michael Howard. Lulu and Julian Lloyd Webber were also present.

Channel 5's pre-school presenters Jen Pringle, Kemi Majeks, Olivia Birchenough and Derek Moran attended in support of their fellow milkshake! stars.

King of the Railway: The Movie arrives in Vue cinemas nationwide across the UK from August 23rd to September 1st, with its DVD to follow a day after on September 2nd.


  1. Other than the cast, crew, the Awdrys and milkshake! stars, I really don't see what's so special about these "celebrities" that THEY have a screening to themselves while dedicated fans have to wait another few days for it!

    1. Publicity, and it's nice to reach out to celebrities with kids who could well mention their day out on national TV - highlighting the brand and the new special.

    2. I agree with SIF. He points out my thoughts really. Also it's rather cool that celebrities are invited to see the Thomas movies!