When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

Ten years and two weeks ago, I was invited to the premiere of Iron Man in London's Leicester Square. It was my first movie premiere, and for some reason I seemed determined to make it my last. Why? Because I took an iron with me.

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

A few other people turned up, and I wanted to share the joy of having an iron at the premiere of Iron Man.

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

The Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, these days bigger on the outside, held it like any piece of TARDIS equipment.

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

Mark Millar — checking out the competition, obviously, and doing away with me in the process.

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

Cutting-edge comedy legend-turned-daytime TV presenter, Rowland Rivron.

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

Al Murray, pub landlord — "This is stupid." He was right!

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

Matt Berry, comedy iconclast. "Love isn't love if it's iron…"

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

Leigh Francis, who took some time to wonder about the merits of a steam iron-based defence mechanism.

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

Frank Skinner, launching into an impromptu improvised gig.

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

Peter Serafinowicz and brother James performing a Zaphod Beeblebrox tribute.

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

Jon Culshaw impersonating Peter Serafinowicz.

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

Tom Hollander. Not a pirate! And still not in a Marvel movie… though his namesake managed it with Spider-Man.

When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago When I Took an Iron to the Premiere of Iron Man, 10 Years Ago

"Gwyneth? A quick word?"

You know, I don't know why they invited me back for any more of these…

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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