London Film Festival: week one in pictures

With LFF in full swing, Hollywood has well and truly taken over the West End. Here's some of the first half of the fest's red carpet highlights

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  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the European premiere of 'Captain Phillips'

    Tom Hanks greets his adoring public at the London Film Festival’s opening night premiere of his new movie ‘Captain Phillips’. Wife Rita Wilson was at his side all evening, and perhaps it’s our imagination, but is there a little hint of forced jollity in her expression here? Almost as if to say ‘sure, he’s Hollywood’s beloved Mr Nice Guy – but you should try getting him to fold his socks…’ Photo: Getty Images for BFI

    Read Time Out's review of 'Captain Phillips'

  • Sandra Bullock and Alfonso Cuarón at the UK premiere of 'Gravity'

    Star Sandra Bullock and writer-director Alfonso Cuarón celebrate the UK premiere of their spectacular sci-fi drama ‘Gravity’. If Sandy’s piercing expression is pure ‘Zoolander’-style Blue Steel, Alfonso seems to be going for more of a post-coital Billy Crystal. Hey, it’s a look… Photo: Getty Images for BFI

    Read Time Out's review of 'Gravity'

  • Director Hirokazu Kore-eda at the premiere of 'Like Father, Like Son'

    The great Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda meets a couple of his fans at the premiere of his latest film ‘Like Father, Like Son’. We’re not sure if it’s a bad case of jet-lag or if the shutter just caught him mid-blink, but Hirokazu does look as if he’s just about to have a narcoleptic attack right there on the red carpet. Photo: Getty Images for BFI

    Read Time Out's review of 'Like Father, Like Son'

  • Director Nicole Holofcener at the premiere of 'Enough Said'

    Director Nicole Holofcener at the premiere of her latest film, loveable, mature romcom ‘Enough Said’. There was a gaping absence from the festivities for this particular film: it features one of the last performances ever given by the great James Gandolfini. Photo: Getty Images for BFI

  • Jesse Eisenberg at the premiere of 'The Double'

    Actor and Alan Davies hair-a-like Jesse Eisenberg signs autographs outside the LFF premiere of Richard ‘Submarine’ Ayoade’s second film, ‘The Double’. Either that lanky chap behind him is a bodyguard or one of those Winklevoss twins is still on Jesse’s tail three years later… Photo: Getty Images for BFI

  • Director Alexander Payne at the premiere of 'Nebraska'

    The rain falls mainly on the Payne. ‘The Descendants’ director Alexander Payne is on the cutting edge of bank-manager chic as he sports a very fetching grey-brolly-and-bland-suit combo for the premiere of his new film ‘Nebraska’. Photo: Getty Images for BFI

    Read Time Out's review of 'Nebraska'

  • Actors Gwendoline Christie and Sanjeev Bhaskar join director Terry Gilliam at the premiere of 'The Zero Theorem'

    Terry Gilliam’s latest movie ‘The Zero Theorem’ has received a mixed response, but you wouldn’t know it from the joy on the great director’s face as he larks about with toweringly brilliant ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie (who isn’t actually in the movie) and comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar (who is). Photo: Getty Images for BFI

    Read Time Out's review of 'The Zero Theorem'

  • Director David Mackenzie and the cast of 'Starred Up'

    Can you ask the suspect in the middle to take a step forward, please? Director David Mackenzie looks rightly proud as he poses with the sprawling, impressive cast of his latest film, gritty prison drama ‘Starred Up’. Photo: Getty Images for BFI

    Read Time Out's review of 'Starred Up'

  • Director Jonathan Glazer at the premiere of 'Under the Skin'

    ‘What do you mean, we’ll just have to do?’ Star Scarlett Johansson couldn’t make it to the LFF premiere of Jonathan Glazer’s hauntingly brilliant Scottish sci-fi story ‘Under the Skin’, but the director (left) was on hand, along with producer James Wilson. Photo: Getty Images for BFI

    Read Time Out's review of 'Under the Skin'

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the European premiere of 'Captain Phillips'

Tom Hanks greets his adoring public at the London Film Festival’s opening night premiere of his new movie ‘Captain Phillips’. Wife Rita Wilson was at his side all evening, and perhaps it’s our imagination, but is there a little hint of forced jollity in her expression here? Almost as if to say ‘sure, he’s Hollywood’s beloved Mr Nice Guy – but you should try getting him to fold his socks…’ Photo: Getty Images for BFI

Read Time Out's review of 'Captain Phillips'

Want more? See our London Film Festival guide

The 57th BFI London Film Festival kicks off in venues across the city on October 9 2013, screening films from every corner of the globe, from major blockbusters to experimental oddities. There will be star-studded red-carpet galas, hundreds of new features and shorts, plus talks, discussions and workshops – and all of it is open to the public. See our London Film Festival guide to find out how to make the most of it.

See our guide to the London Film Festival

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