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40 best dressed stars at the BAFTA Film Awards 2023: Florence Pugh, Julianne Moore, Jodie Turner-Smith & more

Prince William and Princess Kate are also set to attend the ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall

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Kate Thomas
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The red carpet has been rolled out for the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 and our favourite celebrities descended upon the Royal Festival Hall for the prestigious ceremony, which recognises the best talent in the film industry.

From Hollywood A-listers like Jodie Turner-Smith, Florence Pugh and Julianne Moore to homegrown celebs including Frankie Bridge and Geri Horner, the stars served up a fashion frenzy on the red carpet, dripping in dazzling jewellery and clad in designer dresses. Royal watchers were thrilled by the glamorous arrival of Prince William and his wife Princess Kate, who made their showstopping return to the BAFTA red carpet for the first time since pre-pandemic. Take a look at the best-dressed stars making their arrival on the red carpet in the video below...

WATCH: Stars descend upon the BAFTAs red carpet

Meanwhile, big names in Hollywood including Michelle Yeoh and Michelle Williams will be hoping to secure wins for the most talked about films of the year, which include Aftersun, The Banshees of Inisherin, and The Fabelmans.

Keep scrolling to discover all the best red carpet looks from the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023...

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Jodie Turner-Smith

jodie turner smith looks amazing in purple feather embellished dress on baftas red carpet© Photo: Getty Images

All hail red carpet queen Jodie Turner-Smith, who once again pulled it out of the bag. The actress sported the most show-stopping dress of the night, donning a sweeping purple number adorned with silver sequins and dramatic purple feather detailing. From her ethereal makeup to her statement choker, the whole look was perfection.

Florence Pugh

florence pugh at baftas in amazing orange tule dress with asymmetric hem© Photo: Getty Images

Florence Pugh ensured all eyes were on her when she made her red carpet arrival at the BAFTAs. Rocking a spectacular orange Nina Ricci dress by Harris Reed with a sweeping train, the Don't Worry Darling actress' look was unforgettable. She matched her hair to her amazing tulle frock, styling her blonde locks in a spiky bun. Florence completed her must-see look with Marina Raphael's 'Venyx' handbag and adorned herself with stunning Tiffany jewellery.

Julianne Moore

julianne moore in black strapless dress at baftas with white fluffy stole© Photo: Getty Images

Julianne Moore always manages to look effortlessly beautiful and classy, and Sunday night was no exception to the rule. Elevating her simple, black strapless dress with a white feathered stole, the Hollywood stalwart was the epitome of grace. For some added glitz, the actress elevated her red carpet look with a statement Bulgari necklace. 

Lily James

Lily James wearing whtie dress with bow detail and webbed front at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

How stunning did Lily James look? The Pam & Tommy actress slipped into a white silk dress with giant bow embellishment at the back and a glittering web effect panel on the bodice. The star completed her look with a pair of glitzy diamond-encrusted Bulgari earrings. 

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Angela Bassett

angela basset wearing pastel purple halterneck dress with puff sleeves at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Angela Bassett rocked a youthful pastel dress featuring a halterneck cut, oversized puffed sleeves, an off-the-shoulder cut and a cheeky side split. She completed her look with funky platform heels, dazzling jewels from Boucheron and a super cute clutch.

Sophie Turner

sophie turner in black lace dress with multicoloured embellishment© Photo: Getty Images

Game of Thrones favourite Sophie Turner looked beautiful in a spectacular, gem-encrusted lace gown. The high-necked number was embroidered with eye-catching multicoloured jewels, which perfectly paired with her auburn locks.

Lashana Lynch

Lashana Lynch from james bond films wearing blue silk dress with caped sleeves at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Lashana Lynch was every inch the Bond girl in her icy blue silk dress complete with billowing sleeves. The No Time To Die star certainly made an entrance as she showcased her gorgeous FENDI Couture SS23 look for the cameras. The outfit was completed with a pair of FENDI First heels and some stunning Bulgari white gold Serpenti earrings. 

Jamie Lee Curtis

jamie lee curtis arrives on baftas red carpet in white satin dress and black blazer© Photo: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis descended upon the red carpet in a white satin dress, dressed down with a masculine tailoredblazer. A pair of black stilettos peeped out from underneath the hem of her slinky gown as she posed up a storm ahead of the ceremony.

Viola Davis

viola davis in midnight blue caped gown at bafta film awards red carpet© Photo: Getty Images

Viola Davis was a vision in a midnight blue column dress with pretty caped detailing. The scoop-neck number was perfectly paired with minimalist accessories, including a simple clutch bag and silver drop earrings that glinted under the lights.

Ariana De Bose

ariana de bose wearing nude bodysuit under sheer mesh dress at baftas red carpet© Photo: Getty Images

Ariana flashed a beaming smile as she arrived at the Royal Festival Hall. Rocking a nude sheer FENDI Couture AW22 dress layered over a flesh-coloured bodysuit, the actress and singer put on quite the show. Ariana, who took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in West Side Story at last year's ceremony, will be opening the show with a live musical performance.

Michelle Yeoh

michelle yeoh in dusty pink suit with dramatic caped sleeves and button detailing© Photo: Getty Images

Michelle Yeoh, who is in the running for Best Actress, put on a sophisticated display in a dusty pink suit with caped sleeves. She added a pair of peep-toe silver heels, tasselled earrings and opted for a rosy beauty blend.

Ana de Armas

ana de armas in pale pink silk dress with ruffled bodice at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Ana de Armas looked drop dead gorgeous in a pale pink satin dress. The bodycon number clung to her enviable figure and boasted sweet ruffle detailing at the bodice. She wore her brunette hair down in soft waves and added a contrasting red lip to complete the look.

Anya Taylor-Joy

anya taylor joy in nude velvet mini dress on baftas red carpet© Photo: Getty Images

Anya Taylor-Joy opted for a quirky velvet mini dress for her big BAFTA moment. The thigh-skimming number was teamed with barely-there heels and a dazzling diamond necklace.

Cynthia Erivo

cynthia erivo in metallic bronze dress with tassel detailing and should pad at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Wicked star Cynthia Erivo put on a spellbinding display in a bronze dress with tassel detailing on the skirt, a high neck and a cool one-shoulder effect. She served up some serious glamour in her futuristic fit and carried a contrasting gold bag.

Carey Mulligan

carey mulligan in black a line dress with modest square neckline© Photo: Getty Images

Carey Mulligan kept things classic in an understated black dress with a square, surprisingly modest neckline. The actress styled her chin-length bob in touseled waves, letting her Bulgari diamond necklace take centre stage.

Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah Bagshawe

eddie redmaybe in black tuxedo minus a shirt with wife hannah in multicoloured embroidered dress© Photo: Getty Images

Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe looked smitten as they walked the red carpet arm-in-arm. Fantastic Beasts star Eddie ditched a shirt under his tux for a modern twist on black tie dressing while Hannah looked lovely in an embroidered lace dress.

Nicola Coughlan

nichola coughlan from derry girls in a line white dress with rose print© Photo: Getty Images

Nicola Coughlan put on a stunning display in an A-line dress with a black and blue rose print. Daring to be different, the Bridgerton star coiffed her blonde locks in a 50s-inspired updo. She accessorised with Messika jewellery, donning the 'High Jewellery Miss Monroe' earrings, the 'Ritzy Toi & Moi' ring and the 'Toi & Moi Twin' ring. Top marks!

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

gugu mbatha raw in nude pastel dress with gloves on baftas red carpet© Photo: Getty Images

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was a vision in a mint green and peach patchwork dress featuring shimmering, delicate straps. The gown was teamed with coordinating gloves, ensuring the look packed a serious punch.

Sir Patrick Stewart and wife Sunny Ozell

sir patrick stewart and wife Sunny Ozell cosying up at baftas on red carpet© Photo: Getty Images

Sir Patrick Stewart put on a loving display with his glamorous wife Sunny Ozell. The Hollywood veteran dressed to impress in a tux while Suzy opted for a vibrant red and black satin number for their high profile date night.

Emma Thompson

emma thomspon in white suit with matching coat and trainers at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Emma Thompson is never afraid to shake things up on the red carpet. Rocking a cream suit with a matching wool coat draped over her shoulders, the Love Actually star put a fun twist on her eveningwear by sporting a funky pair of trainers.

Cate Blanchett

cate blanchett in simple black dress with pearl necklaces at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Elegant as ever, Cate Blanchett was a class act in the style stakes. The Best Actress nominee sported an understated black dress with soft fringing on the sleeves, accessorising with layered pearl necklaces.

Jung Ho-yeon

squid game actress jung ho yeonin gold strapless dress with red lips at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Jung Ho-yeon, who burst onto the scene in Squid Game, looked spellbinding in a strapless gold gown with a floor-skimming skirt. The talented model turned actress slicked her hair back into a chignon and added a slick of matte red lipstick. Gorgeous!

Frankie Bridge

frankie bridge from loose women wearing white bodycon dress with long train at baftas 2023© Photo: Getty Images

Loose Women star Frankie Bridge was one of the first celebrities to grace the red carpet. Looking divine in a figure-hugging white gown, The Saturdays singer was dressed to impress.She accessorised with eye-catching gold bangles, matching rings and beautiful asymmetric earrings.

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Vick Hope

vick hope posing on baftas red carpet in sheer blue dress with low cut neckline© Photo: Getty Images

Vick Hope looked seriously stunning in an iridescent blue dress with a low-cut neckline and semi-sheer finish. The gorgeous gown was offset by a statement diamond necklace, delicate bracelet and chunky ring. Vick opted to wear her hair in a high bun, letting her beautiful dress do all the talking.

Geri Horner

geri horner modelling white halfpenny london bridal dress with silver jewellery ahead of baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Geri Horner opted for a white gown, donning an off-the-shoulder bridal number courtesy of Halfpenny London. The Spice Girls singer adorned her neckline with dazzling Bulgari jewellery and wore her auburn hair pinned in an elegant updo. She took to Instagram ahead of leaving the house, joking she was "off out".

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Ellie Goulding

ellie goulding in a low cut grey gown with quirky neckline at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Ellie Goulding made a statement in a sofly draped grey gown with a daring keyhole cut-out on the bodice. She pulled her newly-brunette locks back into a bun and added an eye-catching diamond necklace.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

rosie huntington whiteley in daring pencil skirt with slit and black bodycon top© Photo: Getty Images

Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked seriously cool in a sleek, all-black ensemble. She donned a bodycon turtleneck top and a pencil skirt boasting a daring slit running up the legs. If anyone can pull this look off, it's Rosie!

Millie Mackintosh

millie mackintosh wearing blue sequinned dress with low neckline at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Former Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh stole the show in an icy blue frock with glittering, silver sequin embellishment. The brunette beauty made a big impact on the red carpet.

Munroe Bergdorf

munroe bergdorf wearing black tulle gown with lace detailing at baftas© Photo: Getty Images

Activist and model Munroe Bergdorf was a vision in a black tulle dress. Serving up some serious Wednesday Adams vibes, Munroe looked amazing in the lace embellished number.

Richard E. Grant and Alison Hammond

bafta film awards 2023 hosts richard e grant and this morning star alison hammond chat on red carpet© Photo: Getty Images

Host Richard E. Grant looked super suave in a white tuxedo with a matching bow tie. This Morning's Alison, who was rocking a glamorous black sequin dress, chatted animatedly to the actor as he made a dramatic arrival on the red carpet at the wheel of a classic car.

Princess Kate and Prince William

kate middleton in white bridal dress with black gloves walking bafta red carpet with william© Photo: Getty Images

Of course, we couldn't forget to mention the Prince and Princess of Wales! William sported a black velvet tuxedo, while Princess Kate looked stunning in a reworked Alexander McQueen one-shoulder gown and statement black opera gloves. Our favoureite thing about the look? Her £17.99 Zara earrings. We love a thrifty find!

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