All images are copyright ITV Productions Ltd. / photographer Ken McKay.
Celebrating 60 years
For one night only, the New London Theatre was transformed into a galaxy of stars, as international celebrities from both television and film gathered to toast the Academy's 60th birthday. Hosts Michael Parkinson and Joanna Lumley introduced an evening celebrating 60 years of the best in British film and television. The event was screened on ITV 1 on 7 November. (All images copyright ITV Productions Ltd. / Photographer Ken McKay.)
Hosts Michael Parkinson and Joanna Lumley take to the stage to celebrate 60 years of the best in film and television.
The two divas
As the show opens, Miss Piggy and Sharon Osbourne fight for the limelight.
The cast of the West End hit Billy Elliot the Musical dance on stage. The film Billy Elliot was nominated for eight BAFTAs in 2001.
Upstairs Downstairs reunited
The cast of popular television drama Upstairs Downstairs are reunited for the first time in 30 years. From left to right: Jenny Tomasin (Ruby), Meg Wynn Owen (Hazel), Lesley-Anne Down (Georgina), Simon Williams (James), Jean Marsh (Rose), John Alderton (Thomas), Pauline Collins (Sarah), Jacqueline Tong (Daisy), Christopher Beeny (Edward).
Celine Dion sings 'My Heart Will Go On' from Titanic. The film was nominated in eight categories at our Film Awards in 1998.
At home with the Kumars
BAFTA-winning actor Ben Kingsley feels right at home as he joins the Kumar family on stage. The Kumars at No. 42 has been nominated four times at the British Academy Television Awards.
Television comedy icon Stanley Baxter holding a BAFTA mask form 1960. In 1975 he won a BAFTA for Best Light Entertainment Performance in The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show.
Anthony Andrews won a BAFTA for his role as Sebastian Flyte in the television series Brideshead Revisited at the British Academy Television Awards in 1982. The programme picked up six more BAFTAs in a variety of categories.
Comedian and actress Victoria Wood on stage. Victoria has had a record-breaking 12 BAFTA nominations as a writer, performer and actress.
Operatic Tenor Andrea Bocelli sings 'Maria' from the BAFTA-nominated film musical West Side Story.
Broadcaster Melvyn Bragg introduces a selection of BAFTA-winning factual programmes. Melvyn has won three BAFTAs including Best Documentary Programme in 1982 and the Huw Wheldon Award for the Best Arts Programme or Series in 1994.
Academy President Lord Attenborough recalls his favourite moments from the past 60 years. In 1965 he won a BAFTA for British Actor for his roles in both Guns at Batasi and Seance on a Wet Afternoon. His film Gandhi won four BAFTAs in 1983.
60 years of excellence
The Happy Birthday BAFTA stage at the New London Theatre.