Among those flying the flag for Britain and tucking into Battenburg cake, clotted cream and crustless watercress sandwiches, was Cat Deeley, whose US-based show So You Think You Can Dance? was up for a gong. These days an LA resident, Cat, summery in a floaty floral number that complemented her California sun-kissed locks and golden tan, looked as though she was having a whale of a time as she delivered for the cameras.
Scotland's Ashley Jensen was also in attendance, looking a far cry from her character Maggie's somewhat dubious sense of style in the hit sitcom, The Extras. Now a fixture on US screens thanks to her role in hot comedy Ugly Betty, the immaculately groomed blonde was every inch a successful starlet in a curve-hugging dress in emerald green silk chiffon, her hair swept into a sleek up-do.
Rounding out the British contingent were gal pals Saffron Burrows and Joely Richardson, and Nottingham-born Snatch star Lennie James.