The GREAT British Film reception in honour of British Oscar nominees drew a big crowd to the Los Angeles residence of British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay.

Visitors who turned up to Friday’s event [Feb 22] included producer John Battsek – whose Searching For Sugar Man would go on to win the best documentary Oscar last Sunday – as well as Kon-Tiki producer Jeremy Thomas and former 007 George Lazenby.

The guest list also featured Jane Seymour, Les Misérables director Tom Hooper, Jared Harris, Anna Karenina cinematographer Seamus McGarvey and ParaNorman directors and best animation nominees Sam Fell and Chris Butler.