DiCaprio attends ice-cold premiere
Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays mercenary jewel smuggler Danny Archer, was in attendance, as were co-stars Dijimon Hounsou and Jennifer Connelly who braved the icy British weather.
And in addition to celebrating the release of the film, the stars took some time to acknowledge the Oscar nominations received by the film yesterday.
Short-listed in five categories, Blood Diamond is nominated for editing and sound as well as best actor and best supporting actor.
DiCaprio told Empire that shooting the movie was "an opportunity I couldn't afford to miss" and said that it was good for a film based on a political subject to come out of Hollywood.
"There are films that are politically charged, but a movie on this scale is a very rare occurrence."
Blood Diamond is scheduled for release on January 26th 2007.