The new film "Diana" had its world premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on Sept. 5, 2013, in London, England. "Diana" was directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel ("The Invasion") and stars Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews and Douglas Hodge.
Gracing the red carpet premiere were Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, fashion designer David Emanuel, Kathy Lette, Linda Barker, Cas Anvar, Juliet Stevenson, Douglas Hodge, director Oliver Herschbiegel, Jacques Azagury, Daniel Pirrie, Konnie Huq, Beverley Knight, Andy Serkis, Lorraine Ashbourne, Huey Morgan and Rebecca Morgan.
In "Diana," during the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
"Diana" is facing controversy with its tale of Princess Diana and her affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon. Khan has stated to the U.K.’s Mail last Sunday “It is based on gossip and Diana’s friends’ talking about a relationship that they didn’t know much about, and some of my relatives who didn’t know much about it, either. It is all based on hypotheses and gossip.”
This is the debut of "Diana." The film will be released in the UK on Friday, Sept. 20 and will be released into U.S. theaters in late 2013, for Oscar contention.
"Diana" is not rated and has a run-time of 1 hour and 42 minutes.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com