Film fans meet the stars at the 2014 BAFTAs via EE’s fanbots
- Rick from Manchester and Emily from Buckinghamshire beamed in live from their living rooms to the famous EE BAFTA red carpet over superfast 4G
- Dame Helen Mirren, Amy Adams, Michael Sheen, Ron Howard, Lily Allen, Steve Coogan and EE Rising Star winner Will Poulter among the stars who stopped by for a chat
- View the EE Fanbots in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8W51IpdauU
EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, gave two lucky film fans the chance to enjoy all the glitz of the 2014 BAFTA red carpet, without them ever having to leave their living rooms. Rick Plant from Manchester and Emily Young from Buckinghamshire were beamed onto the EE Fanbots allowing them to chat to a host of film industry legends on the red carpet via superfast 4G.
Among the stars who stopped by for a chat were BAFTA winners Steve Coogan & Barkhad Abdi and BAFTA nominees Amy Adams & Ron Howard. Even Dame Helen Mirren herself, honoured on the night with the BAFTA Fellowship, said hello to the Fanbots. EE Rising Star Award winner Will Poulter discussed how the EE Fanbots had inspired him to put his name forward for the next available robot movie and Tinie Tempah and Lily Allen chatted music with Mancunian film fan Rick’s young niece who joined him on the sofa to enjoy all the red carpet action. Other red carpet stars who engaged with the new technology included Michael Sheen, Colin Salmon, David Gandy, Luke Evans, Samantha Barks, Ruth Wilson, Stanley Tucci and Ben Miller.
To view & link to or embed the robots in action go to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8W51IpdauU
Two lucky film fans live were beamed live from their living room onto the 2014 EE BAFTA red carpet via the EE Fanbots. Watch the fans enjoy a 'celebs-eye' view of the red carpet action and chat to the stars using seamless video calling on EE's superfast 4G network.
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speaks to the EE Fanbots on the red carpet ahead of the EE British Academy Film Awards.
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For further information, please contact:
Polly Goddard Olivia Burrell
020 3617 8461 020 3617 6531
Rik Salmon Rachel Devenport
020 3617 6532 020 3617 4670
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