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The World Premiere of The Water Diviner is shaping up to be a spectacular event to kick off the festive season. Russell (Crowe) and Olga (Kurylenko) will be gracing the red carpet, on December 2 at the State Theatre in Sydney, along with their co-stars Jai Courtney, Jacqueline McKenzie, Steve Bastoni, Megan Gale and Dan Wylie. Spare a thought for the poor writers who will blend into the carpet amidst such elegant talent.

It is wonderful to be in the State Theatre; a beautiful, iconic venue with such a rich history. If you find yourself in there for a show check out the crystal chandelier – it weighs a ton (actually 4 tonne). The theatre also has an auspicious movie history, screening Movietone newsreels during WW2, as well as being home to the Sydney Film Festival. Check out the ornate foyer below – not your average multiplex.

State Theatre, Sydney (source:statetheatre.com.au)

State Theatre, Sydney (source:statetheatre.com.au)

For news stories on the World Premier see Daily Telegraph here and Daily Mail from the UK here.