CERYS MATTHEWS made her first public appearance since the CATATONIA
split at the celebrity premiere of British football movie ‘MIKE BASSETT: ENGLAND
MANAGER’ last night (September 25).
A mixed crowd of pop stars, actors and football personalities descended on London’s
Leicester Square to see the movie, a comedy
about a no-hope coach plucked from obscurity to try and help England’s
football team land the Jean Remy trophy. Atomic
Kitten, who play themselves in the movie, were also at the premiere, along
with Justine Frischmann, Jarvis Cocker, Sugababes
Red’s Mick Hucknall.
“I’m here because I’ve got a song on the album,” Jarvis Cocker
told NME.COM. “It’s a brilliant song, actually.” The solo Jarvis
track, ‘Everybody Loves The Underdog’, appears on the soundtrack to ‘Mike
Bassett: England Manager’, which was released this week. The album also features
contributions by Robbie Williams,
Justine Frischmann & British Meat Scene, Cerys Matthews
Seeing I and Supergrass.
‘The Royle Family’ dad Ricky Tomlinson has the title role in the film, and
he posed with co-star Keith Allen, who wore fake breasts as a mocking
tribute to Liz Hurley’s notorious arrival at the 1994 premiere of ‘Four
Weddings & A Funeral’. Allen told reporters: “This is
an exact copy of Liz Hurley’s dress and it obviously works because
everyone is pointing their camera at me.”
The film goes out on general release this Friday (September 28).