"The Lord Of The Rings is a very deep, dark, black, grimy movie in a sense.Starry night: Anna, Ben Barnes and Georgie were all smiles"They energise you, on those days on set when you're tired. It's really nice to bring the film home for us British actors and to be with a home crowd." Liam Neeson, who plays the voice of Aslan, said it was a "honour" to act in the "terrific movie".They give you the energy back." William Moseley said he trained for three and a half months leading up to the film, boxing and running eight miles every other day. Mutual appreciation: Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson He said: "I know a lot of people see Aslan as a Christ-like figure but for me he is more Native American." His wife Natasha Richardson then chipped in: "He has such a sense of kindness and sensitivity to your fellow human beings.The young British stars of the film were excited to be back on home soil, having attended premieres all over the world.
Kids dressed as lions, witches and Telmarine soldiers, teenage girls in posh frocks, as well as overly excited parents trekked down the 190m-long red and green carpet along with stars of the film and other famous faces.
Telmarine soldiers - characters from the film - mounted plinths along the walkway dressed in chain mail, helmets and masks with some wielding swords in mock battle.
Whatever your religion, he is a great emblem." David Walliams who voices the character Bulgy Bear did all of his work in the studio and did not have to travel to New Zealand, where two-thirds of the movie was filmed.
The Little Britain star, who has just finished filming in America, said: "It's great to be part of something as epic as this, something where you've grown up reading the books.
"Even though I've got the smallest part it's still exciting." Douglas Gresham, the stepson of CS Lewis, who wrote the original tales, said he thought his stepfather would have been very proud of the film.
He said: "I think it's a fabulous movie, even better than our first one." Wearing a large Christian cross around his neck, he added: "All the underlying messages and intent of the books are very well presented - it's better presented than in the book actually in Prince Caspian.