Book Review: The Night Before BAFTA by Assouline – Even before the Oscars, the buzz of the British Academy Film Awards gives a unique energy to awards season, making one night in early February a highlight for everyone in the film business. Thus in 1999, Charles Finch’s now-famous pre-BAFTA party was born, and in the years since, Finch’s charismatic charm and creative skills have turned a small gathering on the eve of the BAFTA Awards into a star-studded bash.
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 South Kensington, London.
Dujour.com ‘ Inside the party every celebrity wants an invite to ‘
People.com’ Photos from BAFTA’s Exclusive Pre-Awards Party’
Tatler ‘ Charles Finch’s The Night Before BAFTA book launch’
NYTimes Style Magazine ‘ How to Throw a Party You Won’t Want to Leave ‘
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