THE CRADLE OF
LIFE PREMIERS IN THE UK
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[ August 20th 2003 ]
star Angelina Jolie delighted screaming fans as
she arrived for the UK premiere of her new film,
Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Jolie is back
as action heroine Lara Croft - the lycra-clad
archaeologist and explorer who originated as a
video game character. Dressed in a long black
dress with a plunging neckline, Jolie, 28, embarked
on a 25-minute walkabout where she signed autographs
and posed for pictures. She was joined at the
premiere in London's Leicester Square by the film's
director Jan de Bont, and co-stars Ciaran Hinds
and Noah Taylor.
award winner Jolie was pleased to see many of
her youngest fans dressed up as mini Lara Crofts.
She said: "They are so cute and it's good to know
if I step away there will be someone to take my
place." Asked about the atmosphere outside the
cinema, she added: "It's wonderful. I can't imagine
coming to these things and not having people here
to support us - it would be devastating."
now lives in the UK with her two-year-old son
Maddox, who she adopted in Cambodia last year.
She said: "I've started to drink tea and I love
English mustard. I even did some work in Cambodia
recently and had some brought out to me." Lara
Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life opens at
screens across the UK on Friday.