Also at Leicester Square's Odeon cinema was the director, accompanied by his wife, Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin.
Luhrmann said: "I think there is a special relationship between Australia and England and actually my films were discovered here. Strictly Ballroom was discovered in London and it ran for 10 weeks at number one, it was so unexpected. And here I am back after all these years with this film. It feels good, it really does."
In other London developments, the Times and the O2 have joined together for a contest. They are offering five lucky winners a pair of tickets to Elton's New Year's Eve bash at the arena.
Only UK residents who are over 18 may enter, and there is just one entry per person.
To learn more, type in ''Elton'' in the search box at