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.

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..."