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2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals

2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals

All the stars, all the action

A host of well-heeled stars flocked to central London last night (12 February), braving icy temperatures to celebrate the very best of film in Britain and beyond. Actors including Penelope Cruz, The Help's Viola Davis, Michelle Williams and Meryl Streep descended in time-honoured celebrity style on the Baftas red carpet, to the cheers of hundreds of waiting fans. Come see the selection of fabulous gowns (and tuxes) on display in our Baftas red carpet arrivals gallery, below...

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Words: Dipal Acharya

Picture credit: Rex Features and Getty Images

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Penelope Cruz

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    Penelope Cruz opens up the red carpet in a… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Penelope Cruz

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Penelope Cruz

    Penelope Cruz opens up the red carpet in a customised Armani Privé gown and Chopard jewellery.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer

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    The Help stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer

    The Help stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer light up the red carpet - Viola in a sorbet pink gown by Valentino, with Octavia - who later picked up the Best Supporting Actress gong - wearing a design by Tadashi Shoji.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Jessica Chastain

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    Jessica Chastain, another breakout star of The… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Jessica Chastain

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain, another breakout star of The Help, dazzles in a Grecian gown by rec carpet favourite Oscar de la Renta.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Michelle Williams

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    Bafta nominee Michelle Williams surprises fashion… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Michelle Williams

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Michelle Williams

    Bafta nominee Michelle Williams surprises fashion critics by wearing a customised monochrome H&M gown with Fred Leighton jewellery.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Tilda Swinton

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    Tilda Swinton chooses a simple yet stunning gown… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Tilda Swinton

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Tilda Swinton

    Tilda Swinton chooses a simple yet stunning gown by French fashion house Céline.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Meryl Streep

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    Over thirty years since her first Bafta… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Meryl Streep

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Meryl Streep

    Over thirty years since her first Bafta nomination, Meryl Streep shows she could still command any red carpet in this dramatic Vivienne Westwood number - and later accessorised it with her Best Actress award.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Christina Hendricks

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    Mad Men star Christina Hendricks also choose… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Christina Hendricks

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Christina Hendricks

    Mad Men star Christina Hendricks also choose Vivienne Westwood at this years Baftas, in a black one-shouldered gown

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Kristen Wiig

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    Hollywood's favourite comedienne Kristen Wiig… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Kristen Wiig

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Kristen Wiig

    Hollywood's favourite comedienne Kristen Wiig wears an ethereal gown with cinched waist detailing, by Alberta Ferretti.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Christina Ricci

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    Christina Ricci goes for gold in a deep v-necked… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Christina Ricci

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Christina Ricci

    Christina Ricci goes for gold in a deep v-necked gown by Givenchy. The Pan-Am actress accessorised with jewellery by Bulgari.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Laura Bailey

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    Laura Bailey in a Chanel printed midi-dress with… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Laura Bailey

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Laura Bailey

    Laura Bailey in a Chanel printed midi-dress with elegant pearl detailing.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Brad Pitt

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arr…

    Always dapper on the red carpet, Moneyball star … More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Brad Pitt

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Brad Pitt

    Always dapper on the red carpet, Moneyball star Brad Pitt opts for an outfit by Gucci.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - George Clooney

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    George Clooney also chooses an overcoat for the… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - George Clooney

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - George Clooney

    George Clooney also chooses an overcoat for the evening's proceedings, worn over a tuxedo by Giorgio Armani.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Emeli Sandé

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    Brit singer Emeli Sandé arrives on the Baftas… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Emeli Sandé

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Emeli Sandé

    Brit singer Emeli Sandé arrives on the Baftas red carpet wearing a drop waisted black dress, floral velvet cape and gold accessories.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Miss Piggy

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arr…

    Muppets star Miss Piggy hosts proceedings on the… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Miss Piggy

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Miss Piggy

    Muppets star Miss Piggy hosts proceedings on the red carpet wearing a bespoke gown by Louis Vuitton.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Michael Fassbender

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    Michael Fassbender follows La Clooney's cue in a… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Michael Fassbender

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Michael Fassbender

    Michael Fassbender follows La Clooney's cue in a sharp Giorgio Armani tux.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Fearne Cotton

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arr…

    Showing at LFW this season, Fearne Cotton proves… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Fearne Cotton

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Fearne Cotton

    Showing at LFW this season, Fearne Cotton proves that Moschino is perfect for the red carpet, in this salmon gown with black detailing.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Cuba Gooding Jr

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arr…

    Cuba Gooding Jr, one of the evening's presenters,… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Cuba Gooding Jr

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Cuba Gooding Jr

    Cuba Gooding Jr, one of the evening's presenters, opts for a slick claret coloured outfit by Hackett.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Elizabeth McGovern

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    Downton Abbey actress Elizabeth McGovern wows in… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Elizabeth McGovern

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Elizabeth McGovern

    Downton Abbey actress Elizabeth McGovern wows in a Jaques Azagury gown, with understated rose detail on the bodice and a fish tail skirt.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Emilia Fox

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    Emilia Fox wears a shimmering Luisa Beccaria gown. More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Emilia Fox

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Emilia Fox

    Emilia Fox wears a shimmering Luisa Beccaria gown.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Hayley Atwell

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    Hayley Atwell opts for this bold 60s empire waist… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Hayley Atwell

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Hayley Atwell

    Hayley Atwell opts for this bold 60s empire waist vintage dress with an irridescent azure skirt.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Naomie Harris

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    It may be cold outside but actress Naomie Harris… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Naomie Harris

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Naomie Harris

    It may be cold outside but actress Naomie Harris brightens up the red carpet in this lemon-coloured Pucci gown.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Gary Oldman and Alexandra Edenborough

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    Gary Oldman arrives for the Baftas ceremony with… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Gary Oldman and Alexandra Edenborough

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Gary Oldman and Alexandra Edenborough

    Gary Oldman arrives for the Baftas ceremony with wife and singer Alexandra Edenborough. The couple went for matching monochromatic outfits.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Claudia Winkleman

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    BBC Film host Claudia Winkleman chooses a sheer… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Claudia Winkleman

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Claudia Winkleman

    BBC Film host Claudia Winkleman chooses a sheer chiffon gown from the vintage collection of William Banks-Blaney.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Bonnie Wright

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    Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright also goes for a… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Bonnie Wright

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Bonnie Wright

    Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright also goes for a vintage dress - this time in navy Polka dots - but updates the look with statement accessories by Prada.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Edith Bowman

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    In one of the most talked about outfits of the… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Edith Bowman

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Edith Bowman

    In one of the most talked about outfits of the night, Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman works a vintage cream gown from the Dior archives.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Joanne Froggatt

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    Another Downton Abbey star who knows how to hold… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Joanne Froggatt

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Joanne Froggatt

    Another Downton Abbey star who knows how to hold our fullest attention on the red carpet, Joanne Froggatt wears a form-fitting Victoria Beckham gown.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli

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    A strong advocate of ethical fashion, Livia Firth… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli

    A strong advocate of ethical fashion, Livia Firth wears a re-worked tuxedo by Paul Smith while Colin Firth goes for a Giorgio Armani tux.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Jon Hamm

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arr…

    Jon Hamm makes sure he lives up to his Mad Men… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Jon Hamm

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Jon Hamm

    Jon Hamm makes sure he lives up to his Mad Men credentials in this sharp tuxedo with black patent leather shoes by Tod's.

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Kenneth Branagh

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arr…

    My Week with Marilyn star Kenneth Branagh makes… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Kenneth Branagh

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Kenneth Branagh

    My Week with Marilyn star Kenneth Branagh makes an appearance on the Baftas red carpet, after playing Sir Laurence Olivier in the biopic

  • 2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Melissa George

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arr…

    Melissa George also shows she's a fan of Victoria… More details

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Melissa George

    2012 Baftas: red carpet arrivals - Melissa George

    Melissa George also shows she's a fan of Victoria Beckham, wearing this contour defining black gown from the VB archive.

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