| GEO World|
| World premiere of ‘Boat That Rocked’ in London|
| Updated at: 1313 PST, Tuesday, March 24, 2009|
LONDON: Stars including Belfast’s Kenneth Branagh, Rhys Ifans, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy turned out last night for the world premiere of The Boat That Rocked.
A red carpet wound through the middle of London’s Leicester Square as women dressed in skimpy 60s outfits danced on a plinth with vinyl record discs in the background.
The movie, from the director of Love Actually, Richard Curtis, is about young people, the 1960s and pop music.
It centres around a band of DJs who captivate Britain by playing music that defines a generation as pirate radio plays rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day.
Those behind the film said that more than half the population of Britain listened to the pirates every single day.