The Queen Victoria is a special ship, and whilst in her Brooklyn Cruise Port second home, she hosted a red carpet premiere. Our exec producer Stuart St Paul is a voting member in the directors chapel, and gets invited to many of these events just before and after Christmas. It is not because it is the festive season, it is because the film awards have started their rounds of voting, and wish to ensure that every voting member has seen the film and is encouraged to vote. Lobbying at it’s finest, and special screens are sought in the best places. The Queen Victoria is one such place, and it was a special treat for stars Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, Zac Efron and, Rebecca Ferguson walking the red carpet in anticipation of the unique world-first.
The movie, The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. A story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation, inspired by the great showman P.T. Barnum who sailed multiple times on various Cunard ships to cross the Atlantic between New York and England. His most notable voyage was in 1850, when he invited legendary opera singer Jenny Lind (the Swedish Nightingale) to join him in America as part of his show. They sailed into New York on Cunard’s Cambria with almost 40,000 fans greeting them at the docks.
The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). It stars Academy Award nominees Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams, joined by Zendaya, Zac Efron, and Rebecca Ferguson. The Greatest Showman hits US theaters on 20th December 2017 and cinemas in the UK on 5th January 2018 to get in the end of the year and comply with the current years voting.
JOIN THE NEW CUNARD CRUISE CHAT GROUP ON FACEBOOK Guests watched as stars trod the red carpet, but that is not unusual on the Cunard ships. Francis Ford Coppola and Ed Sheeran recently sailed on this ship to work on their craft while at sea. Past luminaries have included David Bowie who hated flying, Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Wes Anderson and Tilda Swinton. Sting performed songs in Queen Mary 2’s Royal Court Theatre, Carly Simon filmed her Moonlight Serenade DVD on board.
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