Royal Film Performance
The Royal Film Performance, run by The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, showcases a major film premiere which is attended by members of the British Royal Family. The proceeds from the event enable The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund to offer financial support to people from the film, cinema and television industries who encounter accident, illness, bereavement or unemployment.
The first Royal Command Film Performance was A Matter of Life and Death in 1946; the most recent performance on 5 December 2013 featured Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a biography of Nelson Mandela. Mandela's death was officially announced while the film was being screened.
- "Nelson Mandela death announced at Long Walk to Freedom film premiere". Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- "Nelson Mandela Mourned By William and Kate at Royal Film Performance". Variety. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- "How 'Mandela' Royal Premiere Audience Reacted to News of Leader's Death (Exclusive Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- "Brick Lane royal gala cancelled amid protest fears". The Guardian (London). 2007-09-25. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
- "Royals meet stars at Bones premiere". Wales Online. November 25, 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
- "Susan Sarandon braves rain at Lovely Bones premiere in London". Daily Telegraph. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
- "Film premiere will be a glittering event.". Western Morning News (Europe Intelligence Wire). October 17, 2002. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
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