Stars turn out for film awards

Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley at the British Independent Film Awards in London

Some of the biggest names in UK cinema have gathered for a celebration of independent film-making.

Stars including Tom Hardy, James McAvoy and Saoirse Ronan posed for photographers and signed autographs at the British Independent Film Awards (Bifas).

Other celebrities in attendance included Steve Coogan and Julie Walters who has been named as the winner of the Richard Harris Award at the event in central London.

Previous winners include John Hurt, Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter.

The event, formally known as the Moet British Independent Film Awards, was being hosted by James Nesbitt at Old Billingsgate.

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