Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Princes Trust with my pals Gwynny and Kev

This afternoon I was taking photos for the Princes Trust at their glitzy annual awards. The venue was the Odeon, Leicester Square and the place was rammed. There were 1500 guests including 'ambassadors' Gwyneth Paltrow (pic), Kevin Spacey (pic), and various other actors and celebs.

The event was a storm. The audience loved it. The whole thing was well produced and decked out and the place was thronging with press. I did feel sorry for Toby Anstis who had to do red carpet duty while the rest of us stayed inside.

Prince Charles was, of course, the main guest. He was great to photograph and shared a joke with almost everybody. He particularly cracked up when Kevin Spacey swept the hostess off her feet after she claim her male co-host was getting all the kiss action.

Afterwards there was a party at 1 Leicester Square with the winners and loads more celebs - some of whom I recognised and som I had to be pointed at. Must read Heat more often.

Entertainment was provided by 'Joseph' star Lee Mead (pic), who came with his mum. Bless

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures and report Alex. As a fan of Lee Mead (beautiful photo by the way), I'm wondering if you could post here what he sang? Just curious. Thanks.

Claire said...

Great shots there. I love the Prince mid-laughter. Classic moment. And Gwynnie looks like a porcelain doll, bless her!

I am another Lee Mead fan (expect a lot of traffic from us, by the way!) and just wanted to compliment you on your exquisite capturing of his performance. The lighting is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Alex said...

Glad that there so many Lee Mead fans out there and that you have found this blog. The songs he did were his new single (didn't get the name, sorry, but I'm sure you will know it) and then Any Dream Will Do. Lee also presented one of the awards. I do have some other shots of Lee performing which I am happy to send to fans in electronic format. They're free of charge but you can't sell them on or make money from them! Just email me (alexfolkes at gmail dot com) and I'll send them to you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on Lee, it must have been You and Me that he sang.
Will be emailing you for the pics if that's ok.
Jackie x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the picture of Lee, Alex (gees, do you think this guy's popular or what?) The name of his new single is "You and Me." I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing as many of us couldn't be there in person. It's nice to know what's going on :)

Brenda said...

Ditto Alex, wonderful report and absolutely gorgeous photo of Lee. I have also emailed you to request further pics. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Another Lee fan here saying thanks for the gorgeous pic, Hope you don't get innundated with requests for photos

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fabulous pics. You have made many Lee Mead fans very happy!

abs2512 said...

Alex, your offer to mail your pictures is very generous and I have emailed you to take you up on your offer. If the pictures are half a good as the one online we are in for a treat.
Also thanks for your write up nice he could sing more than one song and also present an award.

Thank you

Tricia said...

Thanks Alex for the account and gorgeous picture .Yet another Lee Mead .