Hollywood actress Kelly Brook joined a host of celebrities tonight for the world premiere of her latest film.
Accompanied by her movie A-list boyfriend Billy Zane, the British-born actress wore a plunging oriental-style dress as she attended the screening of School For Seduction.
Miss Brook plays an Italian temptress who comes to Newcastle to teach local women the art of seduction.
The film, which also features Margi Clarke, Dervla Kirwan, Tim Healy and Neil Stuke in its cast, has given North East newcomer Jessica Johnson her big-screen break.
She was pulling pints in a pub in Felling, Gateshead, before winning the role of Donna, a mouthy checkout girl who seeks Miss Brook’s advice on refining her ways to woo men.
The £4 million film was made by Tyneside-based Ipso Facto Films and was being premiered at the Odeon Cinema at The Gate in Newcastle city centre.
It is the latest big-screen production to be set in the region, following the likes of Get Carter, Stormy Monday and Billy Elliott.
As Miss Brook posed for pictures in her stunning dress by Lebanese designer Elie Saab, she told reporters about her latest movie: “I think this film is about putting purpose into your life and not worrying about people being attracted to you.”
Steve Bowden, the film’s producer and managing director of Ipso Facto Films, said: “I was born and brought up on Tyneside so it is important to me that the film premiere takes places in Newcastle.”
Among the celebrities attending tonight’s screening were former England footballer Paul Gascoigne, who was accompanied by his sister and former world champion boxer Glen McCrory.
School For Seduction goes on general release on Friday.