Some of the biggest names in UK cinema gathered tonight for a celebration of independent film-making.

Stars including Tom Hardy, James McAvoy and Saoirse Ronan posed for photographers and signed autographs at the British Independent Film Awards (Bifas).

Other celebrities in attendance included Steve Coogan and Julie Walters who has been named as the winner of the Richard Harris Award at the event in central London.

Previous winners include John Hurt, Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter.

The event, formally known as the Moet British Independent Film Awards, is hosted by James Nesbitt at Old Billingsgate.