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Prince pays tribute to late Lord Attenborough at Baftas

Prince William led tributes to former Bafta president and filmmaker Lord Attenborough. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former Bafta president and filmmaker Lord Attenborough, who died last year, was remembered with tributes from the Duke of Cambridge and actor Robert Downey Jr at the ceremony tonight.

The Duke described him as "inclusive" and "a leader with a vision" and praised his "passion for nurturing, supporting and developing talent".

He said: "I hope that everyone who watches his films and learns about him as a person will be encouraged to follow his example."

Downey Jr, who played the title role in Attenborough's film Chaplin, said: "I'm sad. I miss you Dickie."

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Baftas 2015: Theory of Everything named Outstanding British Film

The Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne as Professor Stephen Hawking. Credit: Doug Peters/ Empics Entertainment

The Theory of Everything, about the life of Professor Stephen Hawking, has won the award for Outstanding British Film.

The award was presented by former England football star David Beckham with Professor Hawking and Eddie Redmayne both in the audience at London's Royal Opera House.

The film, starring Redmayne as the pioneering scientist, is widely expected do well at the Oscars later this month.

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Benedict Cumberbatch 'not expecting' to win award

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who has been nominated for the Bafta leading actor award has told ITV News he does not expect to win because it is "Eddie Redmayne's year".

Cumberbatch, who is attending his first ever Bafta ceremony, is up against Redmayne, Ralph Fiennes, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Keaton.

British and US stars shine ahead of the 2015 Baftas

British and US stars have been posing for pictures with fans and doing interviews on the red carpet before the ceremony begins later.

Redmayne: Bafta nomination means huge amount

Eddie Redmayne has told ITV News he isn't feeling any pressure ahead of tonight's Bafta awards and said the nomination means 'a huge amount' to him.

Speaking on the red carpet, Redmayne, who is up for Best Actor for his role in The Theory of Everything, said: "Everything that has happened i feel so lucky with. I'm just like putting one foot in front of the other. Don't raise expectations just try to treasure it all really."

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