Robert de Niro and Michelle Pfeifferwere in London last week as part of a promotional tour for their new film,"The Family," released in the 22 on 22November. The London visit follows trips to Berlin and Paris.
The film directed by Luc Bresson is the story of the Manzoni mafia family who as part of their witness protection scheme have been sent to Normandy in France. Despite the best efforts of a federal agent played by Tommy Lee Jones the faamily soon return to old habits to solve their problems. Connections will be hoping for warmer reviews than the luke warm view of many American critics.
As part of the promomotional tour they both appeared on the BBC's Graham Norton show. The rare public appearance for De Niro found him in relaxed mood with Norton suggesting that if De Niro had been English he would have been knighted by now. De Niro replied that he was quite happy just being, "Bob."
Pfieffer revealed that this was the third film that they had appeared in together but the first time that they had shared any screen time. She expressed surprise that De Niro did not remember their first meeting because she attended an audition, "looking like a hooker."