As Birmingham looks ahead to tonight's "Locke" film premiere on Broad Street, ITV News Central has been looking back at other Hollywood visits here.
Superstar Will Smith brought Broad Street in Birmingham to a standstill when he visited in 2005 for the premiere of his movie "Hitch". Watch as he greets the star-struck fans, and discusses the Brummie accent.
Birmingham's no stranger to holding big premieres for British and Hollywood films. Ahead of tonight's "Locke" film premiere on Broad Street, here's a look at what happened when George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg came to the city, for "The Perfect Storm" premiere at Star City in 2000.
Broad Street in Birmingham is hosting the premiere of the film "Locke" tonight. It stars Tom Hardy, and is about a man who takes a series of phone calls while in his car going from Birmingham to London. Click here for the trailer.
As hundreds of fans turn out in Birmingham tonight for the premiere of the new British film drama "Locke", ITV News Central looks back at some other film premieres to be held in the Midlands.
The comedy "Jadoo" which was filmed in and around Leicester's famous Golden Mile and Belgrave Road areas, had a big film premiere in the city last September. Click here for more on the premiere.
Dr Seuss' "The Lorax" held a big film premiere in Birmingham in July last year. Stars including Danny De Vito were in attendance. Click here for more on the premiere, and to see the now-famous "Troll foot" photo he promised he would share with ITV News Central.
Actor Tom Hardy will be meeting hundreds of fans near Broad Street in Birmingham for tonight's "Locke" film premiere. He's already made his name in Hollywood blockbusters such as Christopher Nolan's "Inception" in 2010, and in 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises", playing Batman's nemesis Bane.
Click here to see more on the London premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2012.
Tom Hardy's latest film "Locke" has already garnered award attention. It won Best Screenplay at the British Independent Film Awards, and the actor himself was nominated for Best Actor. The film also received a nomination for Best Technical Achievement at the same awards.
Hundreds of film fans are in Birmingham ahead of the premiere of the film "Locke", which stars Tom Hardy. The actor, who played "Bane" in 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises", is due to meet the crowds on Broad Street in the city, along with director Steven Knight, before the screening.
"Locke" is described as a suspense drama all set within a moving car. Tom Hardy's character faces a series of phone calls while making a cross-country journey from Birmingham to London. Critics here and in Hollywood have already praised the film, which releases on Friday.
The film is directed by Steven Knight, who was Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay for 2002's "Dirty Pretty Things". He'll be taking part in a career Q+A at the city's Electric Cinema on Friday night, and will discuss his TV work including "Peaky Blinders".