Were James McAvoy & Ann Marie Duff the cutest couple at the ES Awards?


Here are some more photos from last night’s London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. I told you there was a surprisingly good turnout! Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch might got most of the headlines, but we should take a moment and appreciate the lovely dudes like James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Eddie Redmayne, etc. You can read more about the ES Awards here. Let’s start with James McAvoy and his wife Ann Marie Duff. They make a lovely couple, right? I love the velvet on her gown too – very wintery and sexy. It would have been better if the whole gown was velvet. McAvoy present the award for Best Play.


Gillian Anderson won Best Actress for A Streetcar Named Desire (she played Blanche). She wore this strapless Nicholas Oakwell Spring 2014 gown which…I like. It’s okay. It’s not love.


Anna Kendrick in Burberry. I have no idea why she was invited to this event, but I suspect she’s in London for another reason (there’s a British fashion event tonight?) and she just decided to come by this event. The Burberry is meh!


Sienna Miller in Burberry, with her partner/boyfriend Tom Sturridge. I HATE Tom’s hat. He wears hats too much. And he does not embrace his pretty. As for Sienna… the dress is lovely and she’s growing out a terrible bob. Overall, it’s a solid look.



Victoria Beckham wore her own design – she actually wore the white version of this gown to the Met Gala earlier this year. David looks nice.


Billie Piper & Laurence Fox – she wore Peekaboo Vintage. I hate this dress! But I love them as a couple.


Here’s Mark Strong and his wife. Mark usually looks like The Sex, but he’s subdued a bit here.


Don’t forget about Eddie Redmayne, people! Eddie walked the carpet with his fiancée Hannah. They’re getting married very soon – I think they’ll probably marry by Christmas. I can’t wait! You know that’s going to throw Benedict Cumberbatch into a tizzy.


Suki Waterhouse in Burberry – this is pretty, but I’m “over” her pouty Lolita look.


And last but certainly not least, we have Naomi Campbell in Burberry as well. I think this is the best of Burberry gowns for this event!


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Kiddo says:

    Tom Sturridge. Not even minding the hat, not noticing his date, either.

  2. SpookySpooks says:

    Suki looks best.

  3. merski says:

    Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!

  4. Jayna says:

    I love James McAvoy in movies. I haven’t seen anything lately he’s done. Any good recent movies out there that he’s in that are good?

    • SpookySpooks says:


    • MtnRunner says:

      Starter for 10 and Atonement are good ones to start with.

      • Mea Culpa says:

        Check out Inside I’m Dancing (it was called “Rory O’Shea was here” in some countries). It’s one of his earlier films and he’s great in it. It’s a really good film too.

    • Migdalia says:

      Many people didn’t like Trance, but I did. There’s Filth, and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

    • **sighs** says:

      Filth and Trance. They’re both a little grungy, but good stuff. It’s not recent, but Last King of Scotland.

      • Jayna says:

        Yeah, I saw him in Last King of Scotland and Atonement.

        I have never heard of Filth and Trance. I will check them out.

    • Sunny says:

      For sure FIlth- dark, twisty, funny and perverse.

      The Disappearance of Elanor Rigby is wonderful but it is painful to watch as it is about a crumbling relationship. The film actually has two versions, one whole one and another split into the his and hers perspective. Watch the version where the film is split in two. James is everything in the His section.

    • manta says:

      Welcome to the Punch was out last year I think. It’s not exactly a masterpiece but a good action movie, enjoyable thanks to his actors McAvoy, Mark Strong and one of my favorite actresses Andrea Riseborough.

  5. mia girl says:

    Dear Santa Claus,
    Hope you and Mrs Claus are doing well.
    I’ve been a good girl all year so I don’t mind asking you…
    May I please have The Mac for Christmas?
    No need to wrap, or even dress him.
    Just deliver with a strategically placed bow.


    PS I will leave you extra cookies.

  6. Diana B says:

    McAvoy is evertything. McAvoy is life.

  7. santana says:

    Yes, they’re cute, and I love that James has a girl next door wife (if you can call a girl next door a talented theatre actress who’s not a famewhore)
    Gillian Anderson’s dress is awful. Her costar in Streetcar was presenting and I have to address here the rumors that it was her, Vanessa Kirbyis her name, the home wrecker behind Robin Wright’s broken engagement to Ben Foster. This douche likes to go method for his roles and this Kirby whore was playing his wife. She is known for having slept with co stars before. Of course, the main to blame is always the cheater, but it takes two and if there’s always a slut willing to open her legs to other women’s men…there you go. It breaks my heart that he did this to Robin, probably one of the most genuine actresses in Hollywood, and she seemed so happy having found love again after all that Penn drama. Foster you’re a failure.

    End rant. Sorry I had to let it out.
    Source: I’ve been cheated while engaged too.

    • Entropy says:

      The chemistry between James and Anne Marie in the original, British Shameless was positively blistering. They’re both wonderful actors and make a lovely couple. I also love that Anne Marie is not a famewhore slapper. She really is very “girl next door” who flies under the radar. Nice. Very nice.

      All the Burberry stuff looks blah, as usual.

  8. Lori says:

    I love Mark Strong. He is the SEX! Hot Damn!

    • santana says:

      Yes! Not to mention one of the most talented actors around. Why, dear Hollywood, why you have to give us all that crap superheroes movies with actors that have just “good looking” at their résumé, instead of just make mid budget movies with gifted actors like Mark, where people actually INTERACT between them..

  9. Froop says:

    Anne-Marie and James always look so in love. Ditto Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory, another lovely couple.

    • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

      +1 million on both couples. I also LOVE that Duff and Mac fell in love while playing Jimmy and Fiona on UK Shameless. I’ve always wished the Jimmy and Fiona on US Shameless (Emmy Rossum and Justin Chatwin) would get loved up as well….

  10. Lexi says:

    I’m absolutely in love with Suki’s dress. She’s starting to grow on me. James McAvoy is everything.

  11. MtnRunner says:

    Yes, McAvoy/Duff FTW! Damian and Helen always look cute together, how come no pics? Eddie and Hannah round out the top 3 for me. I like Hannah’s dress. I couldn’t pull it off, but she wears that style well.

    Sienna’s hair looks like a chicken fried mess.

  12. MIMI says:


    James McAvoy Sings Copacabana! – The Jonathan Ross Show

    • mia girl says:

      Ghaaaaaa! Thanks for posting this!

      So much love for McAvoy and his swaying hips!!!

      • j.eyre says:

        HE CAN SING TOO?!? I never knew this – you never mentioned this, mia girl.

        This is merciless, unfair; intolerable.

        *sigh* if I had a heart, I would totally make heart eyes right now.

    • Nur says:

      Thanks for this!
      Arghh, James, James! You are killing me! Sigh!

  13. **sighs** says:

    Yay for the Mc-Duffs! They are epic!

    I actually like Sienna Miller’s dress.

    • Isadora says:

      I don’t like the pattern so much, but I love the cut of her dress. And I think she looks great, people hate on her hair, but I think it’s nice and brings variety to the usual sleek red carpet updo stuff. And I think if she would have had very elegant hair it would have been too much with the dress.

  14. Lilix40 says:

    Hey, does anyone have an ID on Hannah’s dress?

  15. Rae says:

    James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff are ALWAYS the cutest couple on any red carpet. They are so in love, look absolutely adorable together, and when they touch noses, it gives me the shivers!! So perfect!

  16. mkyarwood says:

    Aww, look at him working his grey streak. I love them the most.

  17. Tatianna says:

    Shot out to Gillian Anderson. So excellent in the fall, so utterly amazing as Blanche Dubois in a street car named desire. Deserves a lot more attention. Think she is one of the best actresses working right now.

    • Grumf says:

      Yes!So talented and so underrated.Well deserved award.

      • Tatianna says:

        She’s immense. I saw this article in the telegraph the other day that called her the new Helen mirren. I can see her having that kind of career.

    • mia girl says:

      Yes! And how is it possible that she looks better and better with age?
      Does she have a portrait hidden in her house somewhere?!!!

  18. FingerBinger says:

    Naomi Campbell looks great. Victoria Beckham is posing like she has to pee. Sienna Miller is kind meh for me.

  19. Dara says:

    I usually don’t come to a thread just to snark, but I just can’t anymore with Suki Waterhouse. She’s a lovely girl, but seems like people have been trying to make her ‘happen’ for ages now and it’s just not taking. If she’s done anything besides go to parties, pose with famous friends and wander about with Bradley Cooper I’ve missed it – and those things alone do not a career make.

    I think Suki and Cara Delavigne will be the Kate Moss and Sienna Miller of their generation – and are in danger for becoming infamous for their personal lives rather than famous for their work.

    • Rachel says:

      She’s filmed a bunch of movies that haven’t been released yet. She’s in the Divergent sequel. She just may happen.

      • Dara says:

        Thanks @Rachel – I enjoyed Divergent and will probably check out the sequel. I’ll keep my eye out (when I’m not busy looking at Theo James). I’m open to her changing my mind. I thought Sienna Miller’s 15 minutes had come and gone but she’s working like crazy so you never know.

  20. GlimmerBunny says:


  21. taylor says:

    Mark Strong for everything, forever! I just love him! (Though he does look a little subdued–maybe he’s just tired?)

  22. Stephanie says:

    Love Suki’s dress. Is it demure enough for Kate Middleton? I think she would look good in it.

  23. ichsi says:

    Yay! More McAvoy posts! And they are the cutest couple. I love that they don’t care that she’s a bit taller than him. Gives me hope. xD

  24. Leah says:

    Gillian Anderson is amazing. Such a great actress,

  25. icerose says:

    loved McAvoy and hus wife but Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis in the their pictures, especially the won with Tom Hiddleston ,looked like young newley weds not an old married couple and won my heart completely