Will Young resembles Clark Kent rather than Superman at world  premiere of The Age of Stupid

Most people would rather resemble Superman with his superpowers than the mild-mannered Clark Kent.

However Will Young has opted to look like the shy reporter rather than his exciting alter ego who happens to fight injustice, defeat evil-doers and save the world on a regular basis.

The singer, 30,  was sporting a pair of squared-shaped glasses and dyed jet-black hair for the world premiere of eco-movie The Age of Stupid.

Will Young
Superman Returns

Is it a plane, is it a bird... No it's Will Young resembling Clark Kent rather Superman at The Age of Stupid premiere last night in London's Leicester Square

Perhaps Young's rather bookish-look is down to a new acting role.

Since becoming the first winner of the TV talent show Pop Idol in 2002, Young has gone on to forge a successful acting career with parts in the film Mrs Henderson Presents with Judi Dench and on stage in Noel Coward's Vortex.

Gillian Anderson and singer KT Tunstall were among the other celebrities who turned up at London's Leicester Square for the screening of the ambitious animation starring Pete Postlethwaite as an activist in the devastated world of the future.

In keeping with the theme of the film, the premiere was held in a solar-powered tent and the stars arrived by solar car, bike or rickshaw, and the red carpet was replaced by a green one.

Gillian Anderson
KT Tunstall

Gillian Anderson wears an arrow-printed number with accompanying jacket while KT Tunstall opts for knee-high black boots and mini-dress

The removal of the familiar red carpet also seems to have led to an absence of old-style Hollywood glamour - an integral part of these events.

Instead Anderson wore a unflattering arrow-print dress with a similarly-patterned jacket, while fashion designer Vivienne Westwood wore a pink cardigan over her outfit.

Pete Postlethwaite
Vivienne Westwood

The film's star Pete Postlewaite proves his green credentials by arriving at the premiere on his bike, as did fashion designer Vivienne Westwood

Alistair Campbell and Ken Livingstone
David Gilmour

From left-to-right: Former Labour spin doctor Alistair Campbell with Ken Livingstone, while Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour plays it safe in black

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