The actress, who plays love interest Rachel Dawes in the new movie, waves to photographers. Her new boyfriend is rather less reserved about his displays of affection than onscreen love Bruce Wayne
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From left: director Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes and producer Charles Roven
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30 MAY 2005

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A "Dark Knight" descended on Tokyo over the weekend as one of the year's most hotly-anticipated films had its world premiere. British heart-throb Christian Bale met up with Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman and Japanese star Ken Watanabe for a screening of their new adventure Batman Begins.

The performer drawing most attention from the press pack, however, was pretty 26-year-old Katie Holmes. Ever since she and new boyfriend Tom Cruise went public a few weeks ago, the actress has found herself the object of endless media attention.

Her chisel-jawed beau has done nothing to quell interest in the romance. On a recent appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show he stunned viewers by leaping from his seat and punching the air with excitement before kissing her passionately on national television.

Reports stateside suggest Katie is also ready to convert to her partner's Scientology faith. The Dawson's Creek star, who has until now been a devout Christian, has been spotted at several Scientology meetings in California.

Tom has even confessed that he and his new love may tie the knot later this year. For the next few months she will be rushed off her feet as she and her co-stars travel the world promoting their latest flick, though. With the critically-acclaimed Christian Bale in the title role, Batman Begins also features top British talents Liam Neeson, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman.

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