Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala

A thrilling cast of stars have this evening taken part in a one-off charity gala celebrating the life and work of Harold Pinter. The event Happy Birthday, Harold was held on Pinter's birthday, the 10th October, in the theatre which bears his name, as a part of the Pinter at the Pinter season, which has just opened to critical acclaim.

Tom Hiddleston, Kit Harington, Simon Russell Beale, broadcaster Jon Snow, Jade Anouka, Kristin Scott Thomas, Frances de la Tour, Felicity Kendal, Indira Varma, Zawe Ashton, Gawn Grainger, Forbes Masson, Samuel West and Sheila Hancock appeared alongside Pinter at the Pinter company members including Lee Evans, David Suchet, Tamsin Greig, Paapa Essiedu, John Culshaw, Tom Edden, John Simm, Patrick Marber, Russell Tovey, Gary Kemp, Lia Williams, Ron Cook, John Heffernan, John MacMillan, Kate O'Flynn, Hayley Squires and Maggie Steed.

The evening featured a variety of Pinter's work including extracts from his full-length plays, poems, speeches and sketches, and was directed by Jamie Lloyd and co- directed by Jonathan Glew. Lighting was by Richard Howell, with sound design by Ben and Max Ringham. Season design is by Soutra Gilmour.

Happy Birthday, Harold was held in aid of Amnesty International and Chance to Shine - two of Harold Pinter's favoured charities.

Following the performance, stars made their way to a reception held at nearby Brasserie Zédel. The Parisian brasserie's art deco interiors provided a glamorous backdrop as guests celebrated with Pommery Champagne and enjoyed canapés and bowl food.

Happy Birthday, Harold and Pinter at the Pinter are presented by The Jamie Lloyd Company, ATG Productions, Benjamin Lowy Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and Glass Half Full Productions to mark the 10th Anniversary of Harold Pinter's death.

Photo Credit: Dan Wooller

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Con O'Neill and John Simm

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Con O'Neill and John Simm

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
David Suchet and Jamie Lloyd (Director)

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
David Suchet and Jamie Lloyd (Director)

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
David Suchet and Sheila Ferris

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Debra Gillett and Ron Cook

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Debra Gillett and Ron Cook

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Jamie Lloyd (Director) and Gary Kemp

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Jamie Lloyd (Director), Antonia Fraser and Tom Hiddleston

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Jamie Lloyd (Director), Antonia Fraser, Indira Varma and Tom Hiddleston

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Felicity Kendal

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack and Tom Hiddleston

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack and Tom Hiddleston

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Paapa Essiedu and John Heffernan

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Paapa Essiedu and John Heffernan

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Robert Glenister

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
The company during the curtain call

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
The company during the curtain call

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
The company during the curtain call

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
The company during the curtain call

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
David Suchet and the company during the curtain call

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
David Suchet and the company during the curtain call

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
The company during the curtain call

Photo Flash: Inside the 'Happy Birthday, Harold' Gala
Tom Hiddleston

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