Tom Hanks - Tom Hanks To Open And Close London Film Festival
Tom Hanks will be on double duty at the London Film Festival in October (13) - his movies will open and close the event.
The Oscar winner's real-life high seas drama Captain Phillips will open this year's (13) festival on 9 October, while his Mary Poppins back story film, Saving Mr Banks, will close the 57th annual screening series 11 days later (20Oct13).
Both he and co-star Emma Watson, who plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in the film, are expected to attend the European premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square.
Saving Mr Banks producer Alison Owen says, "Saving Mr Banks is very much about British manners versus American values, as Pamela Travers and Walt Disney battle over the rights to Mary Poppins, so it feels absolutely fitting that the LFF Closing Night should be our European premiere, and we feel very honoured. We hope Pamela Travers would approve wholeheartedly.
"We filmed the London sequences in the street where Pamela lived, and London was both the start of the journey for Mary Poppins and for our movie, so we feel like we're beginning in the right place."