Last year’s Best Actor Oscar-winner Colin Firth is throwing his weight behind another British film as the Awards season kicks off.

The 51-year-old hosted a screening of My Week With Marilyn in London last night, and held court with the stars of Downton Abbey.

Firth rubbed shoulders with the ladies of the manor at the event, held at the Covent Garden Hotel.

His onscreen wife Helena Bonham Carter was also in attendance, as was My Week With Marilyn star Zoe Wanamaker.

The trio appeared to be having a great catch-up as they lounged on the couches inside the hotel’s private screening room area.

Elizabeth McGovern, Jessica Brown Findlay and Michelle Dockery were joined by fellow Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville.

Miss McGovern is married to Simon Curtis, My Week With Marilyn‘s director, and rallied her co-stars to support the film.

Elizabeth, 50, wore a little black dress for the occasion with burgundy heels.

Her castmates Jessica and Michelle looked coordinated in monochrome outfits.

The actresses were pictured sharing a laugh over champagne with Bonham Carter before the screening.

My Week With Marilyn has been included in the first round of voting for the upcoming BAFTAs.

It has achieved 16 long-list nominations, with the final short-list of nominations that will go into competition at the Awards revealed on January 17.

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