Emma Thompson hails BFI London Film Festival

The true story of how Walt Disney convinced the author of Mary Poppins to turn the novel into a Hollywood movie will end this year's London Film Festival. Saving Mr Banks premieres in the capital this evening - as well as Tom Hanks, it stars London actress Emma Thompson.

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British star Chiwetel Ejiofor has defended the violent scenes in his new film 12 Years a Slave, which had its UK screening at the BFI London Film Festival.