Ed Sheeran hits the red carpet for the premiere of his new movie 'Yesterday'

24 Jun 2019

Yesterday will be released on 28 June

Ed Sheeran hit the red carpet at the premiere of his new movie Yesterday, which was held in the seaside town of Gorleston in Norfolk, England on Friday (21Jun19).

The Shape of You hitmaker turned up to the special screening of Danny Boyle's new Beatles-inspired film at the Palace Cinema, alongside writer Richard Curtis and actress Kate McKinnon, who also stars in the movie.

Yesterday was shown on four screens to more than 400 people. It tells the story of an unsuccessful musician, played by Himesh Patel, who wakes up after a traffic accident to find he is only person in the world who knows The Beatles existed.

Filming largely took place last year in locations across Suffolk and Norfolk, including Southwold, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Halesworth, and at the Latitude Festival. More than 6,000 local people were recruited to appear in scenes shot on Gorleston beach last June.

The Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire director praised Suffolk native Sheeran for agreeing to a cameo in the film.
"He was great actually," Boyle told the East Anglian Daily Times. "He was lovely and it pays off, and he's very funny in the film."