Keanu Reeves didn't let the rain prevent him from spending half an hour chatting to fans at the London premiere of The Matrix Reloaded last night (21MAY03).

Fans queued for hours just to get a glimpse of their screen idol, and the hunky actor didn't disappoint them. Wearing a black suit and white shirt he withstood the pouring rain, fleeting from fan to fan to sign autographs and pose for photographs.

The star, who ploughed a lot of his own money into the film - which has grossed $150 million (GBP100 million) in its first week - spent 30 minutes rewarding those who had waited so long.

He said, "I wish I could have stayed out longer. It's absolutely fantastic. It's extraordinary.

"Some people have been really anxious for this film to come out and I just hope it lives up to their expectations."

But co-star Laurence Fishburne was less appreciative of the premiere and rating it from one and five, he could only give it a two.

22/05/2003 02:06