The 53rd BFI London Film Festival screened nearly 200 features, from the biggest names in the business - such as George Clooney or the Coen Brothers - to newcomers to the industry. Pictures: Jason Korsner
Actress Anjelica Huston chaired the jury that gave the Star of London for best film of the festival to the French prison drama A Prophet. It was the first time the festival had awarded a best film prize.
As well as being honoured with a BFI Fellowship, the actor John Hurt had two films showing at the festival, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control and Malcolm Venville's 44 Inch Chest.
Bill Nighy arrives for the European premiere of Stephen Poliakoff's political thriller, Glorious 39, set in the days leading up to the start of the Second World War.
Jack Thorne shows off the Star of London he won, as the best British newcomer, for writing The Scouting Book for Boys, a story of teenaged friendship and imprisonment in a cave.
In Glorious 39, actress Romola Garai plays Anne Keyes, a young woman who discovers that people in high places are trying to appease Hitler, to keep Britain out of the Second World War.
Sir Ridley Scott produced the directorial debut of his daughter Jordan (right), for which she was nominated for the best British newcomer award. Cracks stars Eva Green and Juno Temple (centre).
Actress Carey Mulligan is amused by screenwriter Nick Hornby at a Q&A following their film An Education, based on the memoirs of journalist Lynn Barber.
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