Independent Film Awards 2012: Andrea Riseborough takes the plunge in daring black gown
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She was attending a star-studded event alongside the great and good of the movie world.
But Andrea Riseborough certainly ensured she was the centre of attention as she attended the 2012 Moet British Independent Film Awards on Sunday evening.
The 31-year-old actress wowed as she hit the red carpet at London’s Old Billingsgate venue in a daring plunging black gown.
Daring: Andrea Riseborough wowed as she hit the red carpet in a plunging black gown at the 2012 Moet British Independent Film Awards on Sunday evening
Leaving very little to the imagination as she posed up a storm, the Never Let Me Go star made sure all eyes were on her thanks to her attention-grabbing ensemble.
Featuring an eye-poppingly low neckline with little preserving the star’s modesty, the British actress didn’t seem in the least bit self-conscious about her daring choice of outfit.
With her dark brunette locks tumbling in loose waves around her shoulders, Andrea completed her positively showstopping look with a simple gold drop necklace, a slick of rouge lipstick and dramatic lashes.
Plunging: The 31-year-old actress left little to the imagination with her racy choice of dress as she posed on the red carpet at London’s Old Billingsgate venue
Centre of attention: The Never Let Me Go actress ensured all eyes were most certainly on her thanks to her daring dress
Winner: The actress had every reason to be showing off, given that she had been awarded the Best Actress accolade for her role in Shadow Dancer
Showbiz pals: Andrea posed inside the event alongside actor Tom Hiddlestone
And the star had every reason to be showing off as she posed for photographs, after having been awarded the Best Actress accolade for her role in Shadow Dancer.
Although there was no doubt the actress stole the spotlight when it came to her choice of outfit, she faced competition in the red carpet stakes from the likes of Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson and Noomi Rapace.
Elle, 14, looked pretty as a picture as she posed in an age-appropriate floral detail dress, with a dramatic puffball design.
Keeping it simple: Andrea posed alongside Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace, who looked effortlessly chic in a black drape detail dress
Pretty in pink: Elle Fanning looked pretty as a picture in an age-appropriate floral detail dress, with a dramatic puffball hem design
Sheer beauty: Ruth Wilson showed off her fashion credentials in a sexy combination of a black sheer blouse and lace panel detail trousers
Dapper dude: Jude Law looked slick in a navy military-inspired jacket and grey wool trousers
Proud: The 39-year-old actor was honoured with the Variety Award for shining a light on British cinema throughout his 20-year career
Meanwhile, Ruth, 30, showed off her fashion credentials in a sexy combination of a black sheer blouse and lace panel detail trousers, which she teamed with towering black peep-toe shoes and a chic up-do.
Elsewhere, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Noomi kept it simple in a black drape detail dress, while a wide tan belt.
Alongside the likes of Olivia Colman, Edith Bowman and Zawe Ashton, the men were represented in the form of Jude Law and Ben Drew, otherwise known as Plan B.
Are you aloud that in Hogwarts: Harry Potter star Tom Felton posed alongside actress Elodie Yung at the star-studded event
Music stars: Ben Drew, aka Plan B, looked dapper in a grey check suit, while DJ Edith Bowman showed off her baby bump on the red carpet
Winner: Olivia Colman bagged the award for Best Supporting Actress
Accepting the Variety Award for shining a light on British cinema throughout his career, Jude admitted he was thrilled to be recognised with the accolade after two decades in the film industry.
He said: ‘It feels great, there is no tension here tonight. I am very proud to be a Brit in a global film industry, and to be recognised after 20 years of kind of hard work is a good thing.’
The 39-year-old actor, who recently accused the government of ‘cultural vandalism’ over plans to cut art education from the school syllabus, explained the awards were a celebration of the cultural industry.
Screen legend: John Hurt posed alongside a female guest
Slick: Idris Elba wowed in a dapper navy suit and crisp white shirt
He added: ‘Let’s not ruin its future by stopping kids having free and fair artistic education.’
Also honoured at the 2012 Moet British Independent Film Awards were the likes of Olivia Colman, Toby Jones and Rory Kinnear.
TV beauties: Olivia Colman kept it simple in a grey dress and black jacket, while Zawe Ashton wowed in an black asymmetric frock
Celebrity couple: Comedian Billy Connolly attended alongside his wife, Pamela Stephenson
2012 Moet British Independent Film Awards Full List of Winners
Best British Independent Film: Broken
Best Director: Peter Strickland, Berberian Sound Studio
Best Actor: Toby Jones, Berberian Sound Studio
Best Actress: Andrea Riseborough, Shadow Dancer
Best Supporting Actor: Rory Kinnear, Broken
Best Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman, Hyde Park on Hudson
Best Screenplay: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Amy Jump, Sightseers
Best International Independent Film: The Hunt
Best Documentary: The Imposter
Best Technical Achievement: Joakim Sundstrom and Stevie Haywood (sound design), Berberian Sound Studio
Best Debut Director: Bart Layton, The Imposter
Most Promising Newcomer: James Floyd, My Brother the Devil
Best Achievement in Production: Berberian Sound Studio
Raindance Award: Strings
Variety Award: Jude Law
Richard Harris Award: Michael Gambon
Special Jury Award: Sandra Hebron