Gallery: Stars flock to Brum for Locke premiere

Screams, cheers and selfies – film fans went wild for Hollywood star Tom Hardy when he arrived in Birmingham for the premiere of his latest movie.

Locke, directed by Birmingham filmmaker Steven Knight,  premiered last night and where better to launch the film than in the heart of the city where the story begins. 

Cineworld on Broad Street played host to an invitation-only audience packed full of celebrities, footballers and reality TV stars. 

But there was only one name on the crowd’s lips - star of the film and actor of the moment Tom Hardy.

Hardy, who played villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, was the main red carpet attraction as more than 200 hundred fans lined the barriers to get a selfie with the actor. 

The star spent more than an hour on the red carpet talking to fans, signing autographs and posing for pictures with the crowds. 

He arrived at 6.15pm and the film was due to start at 7pm but the actor was still talking to fans at 7.30pm.

The actor, who to fame with a strong CV of hit films including Bronson and Inception.

Members of UB40 also attended the Birmingham bash alongside football stars from Midlands clubs, Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. 

Also stepping out on the carpet was Wolves player Jamie O’Hara and his wife, former Miss Great Britain, Danielle Lloyd.

The film, which is released tomorrow, is set solely in a car for the 90-minute duration, and the only actor seen on screen throughout the film is Hardy. 

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