One Direction launch film

Pop fans descended on Leicester Square in their thousands this evening, for the world premiere of One Direction: This is Us.

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One Direction do not agree with Beatles comparison

One Direction told ITV News that although being compared to The Beatles was "very flattering" it was "not necessarily something we agree with".

The hysteria surrounding Harry, Niall, Zayn, Louis and Liam was compared to Beatlemania in the 1960s by This Is Us director Morgan Spurlock.

However, the boys dismissed the claims, saying the Liverpudlian foursome were "in a league of their own" and "much cooler than us".

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1D fans begin camping in London ahead of film premiere

One Direction fans have started to camp in Leicester Square, London, in a bid to get a glimpse of their idols at tomorrow's world premiere of This Is Us.

One Direction fans wait in Leicester Square before tomorrow's premiere. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire
Fans will be camping overnight to get a glimpse of the band. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire
One Direction fans Amelia Troughton-Smith, 17, Ashah Xhafa, 17, and Jessica Facey, 17. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

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1D's Liam Payne says making film was 'nerve-wracking'

One Direction star Liam Payne said making the boyband's first feature film This Is US was "nerve-wracking" but there could be a follow-up if it is a hit.

Liam Payne speaks at a One Direction press conference to promote their first feature film.

Payne said: "I think at the moment we just want to see how this one goes to be honest with you.

"It's so nerve-wracking making the film and stuff. I was thinking the other day when we sit in the premiere and everybody is actually watching it on the big screen it's going to be amazing but I don't know, maybe we'll see how this one goes, see if people like it."

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One Direction 'can't wait' for feature film release

One Direction members Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are in London today promoting their new film This Is Us. The 1D artists said they "can't wait" for it to be released.

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Director: 1D film 'closest I'll get to Beatlemania'

Morgan Spurlock, the creator of documentary Supersize Me and director of One Direction's first feature film This Is Us, said filming the band was "the closest thing I'll get in my whole lifetime to seeing anything similar to Beatlemania".

Morgan Spurlock is the director of One Direction's first feature film. Credit: James Orken/ABACA USA

The American filmmaker told The Daily Telegraph: "I actually lobbied for this job.

"This is probably the closest I’ll get in my whole lifetime to seeing anything similar to Beatlemania. The access we got, the stories we tell … I just think it’s remarkable.”

He added: "The goal for me with this movie was to explore why them, why now, who they are, and what got them there. We’re looking at the five of them, and their families, and this amazing ride they’re on".

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One Direction set to release first feature film

One Direction, who found fame on ITV's X Factor, are set to release a 3D documentary called This Is Us at a world premiere in London tomorrow.

The band's first feature film, which is directed by Morgan Spurlock, follows Niall, Louis, Harry, Zayn and Liam as they go on tour.

The film will be released on August 29.

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