Claudia Winkleman and Joanna Lumley dazzle at Bafta gala dinner

Claudia Winkleman and Joanna Lumley wowed on the red carpet for the Bafta gala dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, London on Friday night.

Lumley was in high spirits ahead of the Bafta ceremony, which is taking place this Sunday and will be hosted by the Absolutely Fabulous star.

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Claudia Winkleman (left) and Joanna Lumley attending the 2019 BAFTA Film Gala, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Joanna Lumley attends the BAFTA Film Gala at the The Savoy Hotel, ahead of the EE British Academy Film Awards this Sunday, on February 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Vernon Kay and Tess Daly attending the 2019 BAFTA Film Gala, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Eddie Redmayne attending the 2019 BAFTA Film Gala, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne attending the 2019 BAFTA Film Gala, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Sinead Cusack and Jeremy Irons attending the 2019 BAFTA Film Gala, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Andy Serkis and Lorraine Ashbourne attending the 2019 BAFTA Film Gala, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Eleanor Tomlinson attending the 2019 BAFTA Film Gala, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Sir Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell attending the 2019 BAFTA Film Gala, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Laura Carmichael attending the 2019 BAFTA Film Gala, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Tom Hiddleston attending the 2019 BAFTA Film Gala, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
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The actress previously admitted she was delighted to have been offered the chance to host the event.

She said: "I'm really just literally the host. It's a good word, the host: it means make sure everybody is happy. My thrill of accepting this honour of presenting is because I adore film.

"The excellence of films is what I adore: the whole of the BAFTA film awards is about the brilliance of performances direction, art direction, costumes..."

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