It was Sir Ian McKellen's night to shine at the Variety Club Awards in London as he picked up an award recognising his outstanding contribution to showbusiness.
Other winners included Kevin Spacey - feted for the work he has done in British theatre - and Britain's Got Talent runner-up Faryl Smith, who was given the best classical award.
To add to the slew of trophies on her bursting mantlepiece, pop star Pixie Lott was presented a breakthrough talent gang.
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