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  Stars out in force for premiere
Updated 14 May 2002, 21.42

Star Wars mania hit London on Tuesday night as movie fans and celebs headed to the premiere of one of this year's most-awaited films.

Director George Lucas was among those turning out to celebrate opening of Attack of the Clones, as were Samuel L Jackson and Halle Berry.

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Other stars included Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin Skywalker, Christopher Lee (Count Dooku), and Anthony Daniels (C-3P0).

Halle Berry and husband Eric Benet also attended the Premiere
Halle Berry and husband Eric Benet also attended the Premiere
Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor couldn't attend the premiere because of work commitments.

Director George Lucas, who was celebrating his 56th birthday, was given a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday from the 3,000-strong crowd.

Lucas said the best present would be "that everybody likes the movie".

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones goes on worldwide release on May 16.

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