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Hanks opens BFI film festival

Tom Hanks opened London first film festival with his new film Captain Phillips. The 12-day film festival opens with Captain Phillips, a thriller starring Hanks as a cargo ship captain held captive by Somali pirates.

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Tom Hanks opens 57th London film festival

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson arrive at the 57th BFI London Film Festival Credit: PA Wire

Tom Hanks opened London first film festival with his new film Captain Phillips.

The 57-year-old actor arrived on the red carpet this evening accompanied by his wife Rita Wilson.

The 12-day film festival opens with Captain Phillips, a thriller starring Hanks as a cargo ship captain held captive by Somali pirates.

The film is based on the true story of the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009 where Somali pirates attacked an American container ship.

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