I've had the most exciting week ever!
Dress up to the nines CHECK
Stroll down the red carpet in Leicester Square, surrounded by celebrities, TV crews and journalists CHECK
Listen to speeches (including a family name check from Mr Benedict Cumberbatch himself - check out his speech here) CHECK
Watch The Imitation Game CHECK
See my mother, aunts and uncle's names in film credits CHECK
Get whisked off to the after party CHECK
Free champagne in VIP area CHECK
Meet Benedict and Kiera Knightley CHECK
Spend a marvellous evening introducing self to actors (Charles Dance, Mark Strong and Matthew Beard to name a few) and other interesting people (the film's director, producers and many film-industry types) CHECK
Be overwhelmed with how excited everyone is at bringing Alan Turing's name and genius to a wider audience CHECK
Finally make it to bed much later than you should on a weeknight, but very very happy CHECK
The Imitation Game is a new movie based on the life of my great uncle, Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch). Wednesday night was the European Premiere and the opening gala of the BFI London Film Festival. Huge thank you to the team at Studio Canal (the film's UK distributors) for inviting the family to attend this historic event.
The film is on general release in the UK in mid-November, and across the world around the same time. It isn't completely historically accurate, but it is a great film and well worth a watch!
Edit: This post is now featured on IMDb, which is ironic as one of the people I met was Col Needham (founder and CEO of IMDb)! http://m.imdb.com/name/nm1212722/board/thread/235536253
Edit 2: Photographs taken by the husband, my sister and my brother-in-law.