Even before the Oscars, the buzz of the British Academy Film Awards in London injects the season with a unique energy, making one night in early February a highlight for everyone in the film business. In 1999, after twenty years abroad making films, Charles Finch returned to his British roots and celebrated his homecoming on the eve of the BAFTA Awards with the friends and fellow actors who had supported him throughout his career. Thus his now-famous pre-BAFTA party was born, and in the years since, Finch’s charismatic charm and creative skills have turned a private gathering into a highly anticipated star-studded bash.
- 144 pages
- 200 illustrations
- English language
- Released in March 2016
- W 19.18 x L 27.69 x D 1.88 cm
- Cloth Hardcover
- ISBN: 9781614285137
- 1.0 kg
With a foreword by John Malkovich, The Night Before BAFTA is a behind-the-scenes invitation to this glamorous night, featuring iconic images of British actors and films, anecdotes from the party’s guests and notable figures, and the story of the famed British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Readers are welcomed into the exclusive club venue, Annabel’s, to peruse an impressive photo collection of the who’s who of British film, complemented by former Harper’s Bazaar UK editor Lucy Yeomans’s insights on Red Carpet fashion moments in film.
John Malkovich is an American actor and director who has appeared in over seventy films, including Dangerous Liaisons, Empire of the Sun, and Being John Malkovich. He has received Academy Award nominations for his roles in Places in the Heart and In the Line of Fire.
Charles Finch, son of British-born actor Peter Finch, is a creative entrepreneur and founder of Finch & Partners, a London- and Paris-based media company that represents global luxury brands.
Lucy Yeomans is the editor in chief of luxury online fashion website Net-a-Porter. She was previously the editor of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Taylor Viens is currently a Master’s student in the joint History of Design program between the Royal College of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.