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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.

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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."

Baftas 2015: Stars begin arriving for the ceremony

Patricia Arquette has been nominated in the Bafta Best Supporting Actress category. Credit: ITV News

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood have made their way up the red carpet for tonight's Baftas.

Leading actor rivals Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton were among the first to meet fans and pose for pictures at the event.

Other famous names arriving at the ceremony, held at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, central London, included Boyhood star Patricia Arquette. She paid tribute to the film's director, Richard Linklater, she said there was "no other" like him.

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