Stars of the silver screen and television arrived for the 57th annual British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival and began the week with a fundraising gala.
A number of potential big screen hits are scheduled for this year's event, including Tom Hanks' turn in Paul Greengrass' account of the 2009 hijacking of a US container ship by Somali pirates, Captain Phillips.
Hanks will be back in 12 days time, when the festival closes, for a showing of Saving Mr Banks, where he plays Walt Disney.
Sir Christopher Lee will be honoured with a Fellowship for his contribution to film and television.
Lee, 91, who has played Dracula, a Bond villain and an evil wizard in the Lord of the Rings, described the award as "a great privilege".
More top news
The polls have narrowed in the final week of what has largely been a tame campaign – with few gaffes and largely stage-managed visits.
The UK’s Internet Watch Foundation and a US counterpart are to share hashes of known child abuse images to help prevent the spread of such c
Citizens Advice called on Ofgem to tackle the problem urgently.