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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