Madonna plays Eva Perón in the screen adaptation of the stage musical Evita.

For the first time a film première in Dublin is linked by satellite with a film première in London for the opening of 'Evita'. Colm Connolly reports from outside the Savoy cinema in Dublin with a live link to Dave Fanning on the red carpet in London where he meets the film's leading lady Madonna. Madonna greets her Dublin fans waving and saying,

Hello everybody in Dublin. Hope you like the movie.

Madonna, who is still celebrating landing the role, tells Dave Fanning about the similarities between her and Eva Peron.

An RTÉ News report by Colm Connolly broadcast on 19 December 1996.