The red carpet on the opening night gala for this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. Saw them setting up as I walked home from work this week so I stopped to watch. Sorry, the pics aren’t the best quality as I had to stand on the other side of the road with all the pro media lot in the way, but you takes what you can at these things – still a fun thing to see on your way home from work! All the best celebs come to my part of town, you know 🙂 Click on the pics to see the bigger versions on the Woolamaloo Flickr.
Alan Cumming – boy he’s come a long way since his Victor and Barry days when we saw him back in the old Mayfest in Glasgow.
Director Sam Mendes on the red carpet.
Sir Sean Connery returns from some sun-kissed foreign golf course to be with his chosen people (for as long as the tax avoidance allows!). I always think it must feel a bit odd to him when he comes every year (and to be fair to him he always supports the EIFF) as this cinema in the city’s Fountainbridge area, built over part of the old S&N Brewery, is right next to where Sean’s childhood home stood. He grew up on these streets, now each year he returns as the most famous living Scotsman.