Angelina Jolie to attend The World of Maleficent at London’s Kensington Palace

Posted on 10 May 2014
By Ashleigh Panther
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Tonight Global icon Angelina Jolie and cast from the highly anticipated Disney blockbuster, Maleficent, including Elle Fanning and British actors Sam Riley and Lesley Manville, will attend an exclusive exhibit that showcases some of the stunning costumes and props from the film.

Entitled “The World of Maleficent” the exhibit will invite VIP guests, and leading names from the world of fashion including Stella McCartney and Sarah Burton, to explore the beautiful costumes and props that were created for the film before they go on display to the public at Sky Studios, The O2, London.

Housed at Kensington Palace, “The World of Maleficent” will begin in the famous Palace gardens where guests will arrive on a dramatic blue carpet which will lead them through the beautiful sunken gardens and then into the King’s State Apartments for the exhibit.

Maleficent’s dramatic wings, worn by Angelina Jolie during filming, will be on proud display in the magnificent King’s Gallery. Leading on to The Cupola Room, the most splendidly decorated room in the Palace and the principle state room, which will house Aurora’s crib from the famous christening scene, along with other items handpicked by the filmmakers, and the exquisite Aurora costume worn by Elle Fanning in the film. The Cupola Room is in fact the very room that Queen Victoria herself was christened in 1819. Additionally the Privy Chamber will feature further costumes from the film including those of King Henry and King Stefan.

After its exclusive launch at Kensington Palace, the costume and props exhibit will be available to view by the public at Sky Studios, The O2 for a limited time. “The World of Maleficent” will run from Saturday 24th May until Saturday 14th June and willallow fans to immerse themselves in the magic of Maleficent. In addition to viewing the spectacular costumes and key props, visitors to Sky Studios will be able to pose for their photo with Maleficent and her magnificent wings.

The film, Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

Maleficent is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay.

MALEFICENT OPENS IN THE UK ON WEDNESDAY MAY 28TH 2014

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