Inside the film awards were handed out – but outside there were other plaudits to be won, writes Harriet Walker.
The PM's new pal David Hasselhoff is, surreally, the subject of an Early Day Motion, tabled on Tuesday by David Morris, MP for Morecambe – and reportedly a friend of the Hoff's since the 1980s.
David Hasselhoff has been giving religious advice to contestants on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
Who would you least expect to see at an Ashes Test match? Diego Maradona? Nicolas Sarkozy? Garfield the cat? Or how about Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff, who was in attendance at the SCG on day two, smashing a couple of gentle lobs from Shane Warne and wandering around the ground at tea in a T-shirt that said "Don't hassle the Hoff". Little bit of advice, David: if you don't want to be hassled, best not appear in front of 40,000 people in a promotional capacity.
Anthony Quinn, our acclaimed film critic, concludes his five-day celebration of cinema's classics with this very personal Top 20, including his favourite movie ever made
The Independent's film critic selects his favourite films ever made: 40-21 - from Blue Velvet to The Big Sleep
The Independent's film critic selects his favourite films ever made: 60-41 - from Psycho to Taxi Driver
The Independent's film critic selects his favourite films ever made: 80-61 - Duel to Colonel Blimp