Eric Lomax’s wife at The Railway Man premiere

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Stars Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine hit the red carpet last night for the Leicester Square premiere of The Railway Man – alongside a very special guest.

The film, which tells the true story of Edinburgh man Eric Lomax, a signals officer who was tortured in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp during the Second World War, was partly shot in locations around the Capital and the Lothians, including Calton Hill, the British Legion Club in Cockenzie, and North Berwick.

Patti Lomax and Colin Firth. Picture: PA

Patti Lomax and Colin Firth. Picture: PA

Lomax, played by Colin Firth, 53, in the film, passed away last October at the age of 93, but his wife Patti, was guest of honour at both the 
Edinburgh screening and last night’s premiere.

Also present was War Horse star Jeremy Irvine, 22, who plays the younger version of Eric Lomax. The actor revealed in October that he agreed to be waterboarded to depict the 
torture Mr Lomax endured.

An exclusive screening of the film also took place at Edinburgh’s Omni Vue cinema on Sunday.