Saving Mr Banks Premiere with Tom Hanks & Colin Farrell

Stars Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell and Ruth Wilson walked the red carpet at the world premiere of Saving Mr Banks in London as it closed this year’s London Film Festival.

The film, which also stars Emma Thompson, follows the true story of Walt Disney’s 20-year-long campaign to bring PL Travers’ Mary Poppins to the big screen. It focuses on two weeks when Travers left her home in London and travelled to Hollywood to work on the film’s script.

Tom Hanks, who plays Walt Disney, told us his favourite part of Mary Poppins and what it’s like to take on the role of a Hollywood icon:

Colin Farrell co-stars as the author’s beloved father Robert Goff Travers. He told Flicks And The City he never thought he’d be in a film about Mary Poppins and also revealed which musical he’d love to star in:

Writer Kelly Marcel and producer Alison Owen told us why it was important to them to premiere the film in London: