Ralph Fiennes almost missed the London premiere of his new movie after jetting straight to the Leicester Square screening from the premiere in Hollywood.

Fiennes kept celebrity guests waiting after aeroplane trouble delayed his transatlantic dash - but he eventually made it and joined brother JOSEPH and co-star Rachel Weisz to promote The Constant Gardener last night (19OCT05).

The actor jokes, "I was hoping they might parachute me in a tuxedo.

"It seems everything was against me - it was the most mad trip."