BAFTA garden party blooms

Bisset, Cassell attend 21st annual shindig

Even the summer sun cooperated at the BAFTA-LA garden party Sunday afternoon at the Greystone Mansion by slipping discreetly behind a cloud, allowing the 500-odd guests to bask in revelry rather than excessive heat.

The 21st annual shindig brought out a number of longtime Anglo aficionados, including Jacqueline Bisset and Seymour Cassell, who showed up together.

“We’ve known each other for many years, having made a film together in the late ’60s (“The Sweet Ride”) and another one in the late ’90s (“The Sleepy Time Gal”),” Bisset said.

Also on hand were “So You Think You Can Dance?’ host Cat Deeley, “American Idol” exec producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, producer Ron Yerxa, actor Clive Robertson, New Line’s Rolf Mittweg and “Delta Farce” director C. B. Harding.

BAFTA/LA chairman Peter Morris described the event as essentially “a thank you” to the 1,200 members of the org for all their work during the year. A silent auction raised money for BAFTA’s scholarship program and its inner city film screening program at Helen Keller Park in South Los Angeles.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading