James Cameron, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane at Titanic 3D premiere in London

09:41 27 March 2012

Titanic star Kate Winslet

Titanic star Kate Winslet

Oscar winner Kate Winslet will walk the red carpet tonight at the launch of the 3D version of Titanic.

She will be joined by co-star Billy Zane and director James Cameron at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, west London, for the premiere.

Cameron was expected in London fresh from the success of his latest venture.

He used a specially designed submarine, called Deepsea Challenger, to dive nearly seven miles below the surface of the Pacific.

He reached the ocean’s deepest point on Earth - a place where only two men had gone before - early on Sunday, local time.

The descent took him to the Mariana Trench, about 200 miles south west of the Pacific island of Guam.

The new Titanic release comes 15 years after the original film was a huge hit, pulling in billions at the box office and winning 11 Oscars.

Winslet, who won a best actress Oscar in 2009 for The Reader, played sensitive socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater alongside Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack Dawson in the epic drama.

Cameron said: “The 3D enriches all of Titanic’s most thrilling moments and its most emotional moments.

“More than ever, you feel you’re right there going through all the jeopardy that Jack and Rose go through. The 3D kicks the whole experience up to another level.”

More than 1,000 people died when the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912.

The story of the ship, which was on its way from Southampton to New York, has inspired countless books and films and a new mini series made by Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes has just debuted on ITV.

Latest Stories

Fusilier Lee Rigbywas killed whilst off duty near Woolwich Barracks by Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo in May 2013  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The father of Drummer Lee Rigby, the soldier who was brutally murdered in Woolwich last year, has said it is ‘disgusting’ that his son’s killers received £200,000 from the state to pay for their legal costs.

Read more
20 minutes ago
Hot pants! Be careful with your tumble-drying, or this could happen to your home[Photo courtesy of London Fire Brigade]

A fire that tore through a laundrette in Bromley was caused by a pile of tuble-dried clothes.

Read more
People enjoy the Royal Victoria beach as temperatures reaches 28C in London.

This weekend saw London’s biggest manmade beach open at the Royal Victoria Dock in Canning Town.

Read more

Top Stories

Promotions

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Quizzes

Test your London musical knowledge with our album quiz (Images via Getty)

Does your music knowledge stretch from The Rolling Stones to Rudimental, Spandau Ballet to Siouxsie and the Banshees? If so then test it out with our London bands quiz:

Read more
How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more
Quiz-1

Do you know your Lock Stock from your Long Good Friday, Sliding Doors from Shakespeare in Love?

Read more