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Edinburgh Festival 99 Thursday, 19 August, 1999, 11:34 GMT 12:34 UK
Festival date for Liam and Patsy
Patsy Kensit and Liam Gallagher at the premiere of Janice Beard
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and his pregnant wife Patsy Kensit made a low-key appearance at the Edinburgh Film Festival for the premiere of Patsy's new film.

Edinburgh Festival 1999
Only a handful of onlookers witnessed the arrival of the celebrity couple at the no-frills screening of the movie Janice Beard: 45 WPM at the city's Cameo cinema.

Both Gallagher and Kensit looked relaxed and happy in casual dress and Gallagher took time to shake hands with fans.

Ms Kensit, 30, whose baby is due in seven weeks, was keeping mum about the details of the birth or favoured names for her child.

Rhys Ifans as Spike in Notting Hill
But she was keen to talk about her new film, a comedy in which she plays Julia, the vindictive leader of a typing pool who makes life hell for new recruit Janice.

"It's a hugely entertaining movie. It was a change to play this complete and utter cow," she enthused.

The role of the misfit temp Janice is played by newcomer Eileen Walsh. Also appearing is Rhys Ifans, who played Hugh Grant's oddball flatmate Spike in Notting Hill.

The film directed by Clare Kilner is, said Kensit, just the first of several projects she has in the pipeline. She added that the new baby would not put her career on hold.

In Janice Beard, Kensit's character Julie is an Essex-girl-made-good by the power of self-help and books on positive attitude.

She picks on the naive Janice, but is eventually won over by her engaging personality.

"She is very afraid but she is one of those girls whose whole thing is instilling fear in another," Kensit said of Julie.

A kiss for the proud mum-to-be
New to work and city life, Eileen Walsh's character Janice has only taken up temping to finance treatment for her mother's agoraphobia.

Meanwhile Rhys Ifans's character turns out to be a spy for the rival firm.

Kensit told reporters that her husband had already seen the movie before its Tuesday night premiere and had enjoyed it very much.

But a matter of greater excitement for both 26-year-old Gallagher and his wife is the impending new arrival.

Kensit said of her pregnancy: "I've got seven weeks left. It's been great."

While Gallagher told reporters he couldn't wait to become a dad.

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