The World's End premiere puts Welwyn Garden City in the spotlight
PUBLISHED: 15:16 11 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:08 28 September 2016
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THE premiere of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's new comedy The World's End, which was partly filmed in Welwyn Garden City, took place in London last night (Wednesday).
The World’s End pub crawl
* The First Post
* The Old Familiar
* The Famous Cock
* The Cross Hands
* The Good Companions
* The Trusty Servant
* The Two Headed Dog
* The Mermaid
* The Beehive
* The King’s Head
* The Hole in the Wall
* The World’s End
A host of celebrities attended the showbiz bash at the Empire, in Leicester Square, including the apocalyptic sci-fi romp’s main stars – Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike.
Hertfordshire-based actor Pegg co-wrote the film with director Edgar Wright, and both were there on the 'blue' carpet, which was emblazoned with The World's End logo.
Also attending the 'barmaggedon' blockbuster's screening were comedians Bill Bailey, who appeared in Hot Fuzz, David Walliams and Jimmy Carr, while Ophelia Lovibond and British-based Swedish actress MyAnna Buring, who appeared in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, added some glamour.
Others at the glitzy event were Downton Abbey actor Allen Leech, Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs and Broadchurch’s Olivia Colman. Supergrass singer Gaz Coombes also put in an appearance.
The World's End is the third and final part of Pegg and Wright's Three Flavours Cornetto Triology, following rombie rom-com Shaun of the Dead and cop buddy movie Hot Fuzz.
It features Pegg as Gary King, who reunites a group of former teenage friends to attempt an encore of a pub crawl from their youth.
Their goal, as before, is to reach the fabled pub The World's End – the 12th watering hole on Newton Haven’s so-called ‘Golden Mile’.
However, getting to their final destination is the least of the gang’s worries, as the town has been taken over by 'robots'.
Four pubs in Welwyn Garden City were used for the marathon drinking binge, and Howardsgate also features in scenes.
The World's End goes on general cinema release on July 19.
* See this week's Welwyn Hatfield Times for a review of The World's End.