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Tuesday, 4 September, 2001, 09:01 GMT 10:01 UK
In pictures: Moulin Rouge première
Film stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor were the big draw at the London première of their movie Moulin Rouge.

But the evening offered a host of other attractions - 15 can-can dancers, Bob Geldof, Kylie Minogue and Helena Bonham Carter were also at hand. BBC News Online brings you a taste of the spectacle.

Nicole Kidman with Ewan McGregor
Kidman, who was recently divorced from husband Tom Cruise, chatted easily with co-star McGregor

The Prince of Wales meets Kylie Minogue
The Prince of Wales attended the royal charity performance of the musical film greeting the actors and celebrity guests alike

Nicole Kidman and the Prince of Wales
Prince Charles asked Kidman what the film was like to make - she replied it was "awful" but also "fun"

Nicole Kidman meets fans
The crowd were delighted to meet Kidman, who later said it was more fun outside than in the première itself

Can Can dancers
A troupe of 15 dancers from the Paris nightclub which inspired director Baz Luhrmann's movie performed

Jeanne Marine and Bob Geldof
Ex-Boomtown Rat and Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof attended with companion, Jeanne Marine

Helena Bonham Carter
London-based Planet of the Apes star Helena Bonham Carter was in attendance

Kylie Minogue
Singer Kylie Minogue, is to launch her latest single, Can't Get You Out Of My Head, on 17 September

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BBC News Online's Jayne Douglas
"Modern day musicals are uncharted territory"
The BBC's Rosie Millard
"It has a rather arty, bohemian spirit"
See also:

09 May 01 | Film
Can-can kickstarts Cannes
09 May 01 | Film
Kidman sets Cannes in motion
16 Nov 99 | Entertainment
Kidman's broken rib halts Moulin
03 Sep 01 | Reviews
'Spell-binding' Moulin Rouge
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