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Lucy Kite interviews Tom Hardy on the red carpet

ITV News Central weather presenter Lucy Kite grabbed Hollywood star Tom Hardy for a quick chat on the red carpet tonight.

Hardy - known for his role as Bane in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - was in the city for the premiere of his latest film Locke.

Hardy and director Stephen Knight even took the time to pose for their very own celebrity selfie - see it here.

Lucy Kite's selfie on the red carpet with Tom Hardy

Lucy Kite, actor Tom Hardy and director Steven Knight at premier of Locke in Birmingham Credit: Lucy Kite

Hollywood Actor Tom Hardy is in Birmingham tonight for the premiere of his latest film "Locke".

ITV Central's Lucy Kite managed to speak to him on the red carpet and got her very own celebrity selfie with Tom and the director of the film Steven Knight.

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"What's up y'all ?!" - Watch video of Will Smith in Birmingham

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.

Midlands' film premieres: a lookback

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 "Jadoo" film premiere in Leicester last September
The "Jadoo" film premiere in Leicester last September Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Hollywood star Danny De Vito at "The Lorax" premiere in Birmingham last July
Hollywood star Danny De Vito at "The Lorax" premiere in Birmingham last July Credit: ITV News Central

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.

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Hundreds expected at Birmingham "Locke" premiere

by Tejinder Kaur
Actor Tom Hardy in the film "Locke"
Actor Tom Hardy in the film "Locke" Credit: Lionsgate Films

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.

Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale at the Dark Knight Rises premiere in London on Wednesday. Credit: PA
Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale at the Dark Knight Rises premiere in London on Wednesday. Credit: PA Credit: PA

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.

Birmingham to host "Locke" film premiere

by Tejinder Kaur
Actor Tom Hardy
Actor Tom Hardy Credit: Reuters/Cineworld Birmingham

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.

The "Locke" film poster
The "Locke" film poster Credit: Lionsgate Films

"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".

Tom Hardy to attend Locke premiere in Birmingham

Tom Hardy will be in Birmingham tonight for the premiere of Locke
Tom Hardy will be in Birmingham tonight for the premiere of Locke Credit: Genin Nicolas/ABACA/Press Association Images

British actor and star of Locke, Tom Hardy, will attend the film's premiere tonight in Birmingham.

The Dark Knight Rises star will attend the film's opening at Cineworld on Broad Street along with its director Steven Knight.

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