Olivia Williams and her husband, actor and director Rhashan Stone on the red carpet. © Scott Myers

Circle Film Awards, BFI Southbank, February 10, 2011

William Russell

A selection of pictures taken at the Critics Circle Film Awards held at the BFI Southbank for the first time in February 2011. The event was in aid of the BFI archive fund which is planning to restore some early Hitchcock silent films. It was a glittering occasion and the first time the wards had been held in their present format outside a West End hotel. One advantage was that the old National Film Theatre frontage allowed the set up of a really impressive red carpet approach so that the star guests were able to make an entrance past the assembled press and television crews.

 Monarch of all he surveys

Colin Firth winner of the Best Actor for The King’s Speech. © Scott Myers


Colin Firth. © Scott Myers 


Firth accepting his award from critic Robbie Collin. © Scott Myers 


Aaron Sorkin on the red carpet. © Scott Myers


Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin accepting the Best Picture award for The Social Network. © Scott Myers


Paul Gambaccini and Amanda Neville © Scott Myers


The gloriously photogenic Olivia Williams

Olivia Williams, winner of the Best Actress award for The Ghost. © Scott Myers


Olivia Williams. © Scott Myers


Olivia Williams. © Scott Myers


Danny Boyle, fresh from directing Frankenstein at the National Theatre, with Jason Solomons. © Scott Myers 


© Scott Myers


Danny Boyle refreshed. © Scott Myers


 Some guests. © Scott Myers


Kristin Scott Thomas receives the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film from director Sam Taylor Wood. © Scott Myers


Scott Thomas and Taylor Wood. © Scott Myers


BFI boss Amanda Neville and friend. © Scott Myers


Mike Leigh doing a Michael Foot. © Scott Myers