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Friday 23 October 2009
The UK premiere of An Education – based on the childhood memoirs of journalist Lynn Barber with a screenplay by Nick Hornby – was a highlight of the London Film Festival this week.
Afterwards, Barber wearing a chunky red necklace turned up with Tracey Emin and interior designer Nicky Haslam to the film's cocktail party at Suka on the ground floor of London's Sanderson hotel.
The British star of the film, Carey Mulligan, 24, who is tipped for an Oscar nomination, playing 16-year-old schoolgirl Jenny who falls for an older man, glowed in a burgundy Vionnet Grecian-style dress.
The Danish film's director Lone Scherfig as well as Hornby lounged in the sumptuous and dimly lit bar and outdoor covered terrace, decorated with tea lights and bright-yellow calla lilies.
Other guests included the singer Beth Rowley, Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann, the actor Anthony LaPaglia, the BBC's former director- general, Greg Dyke, as well as the film producer and director Stephen Woolley.
The actor Dominic Cooper, who plays Danny, had to return to Dorset straight after the premiere, where he is starring in Stephen Frears's new film Tamara Drewe. While Emma Thompson, who plays a strict headmistress in the film, said of her co-star Mulligan: "When you are young, one of the most corrosive influences can be early fame and early success. If she can survive that, she'll be fine."
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