BAFTA-LA breaks out the bubbly

Hunts act as listening post for H'wood

HOLLYWOOD — The annual BAFTA-LA summertime garden party, complete with raffle, took place May 24 at the residence of the British consul and his wife, Peter and Ann Hunt.

Date of the annual affair was moved forward in order to fete the departing diplomat, who will soon pass the baton to Bob Pearce.

The Hunts have been particularly active in the Hollywood community during their four-year posting in Los Angeles.

BAFTA-LA chairman Gary Dartnall praised the Hunts for opening their Hancock Park home to the British expat showbiz contingent and for a being a listening post for American producers doing business back in the U.K.

Among the celebs sipping champagne, smelling the roses and mingling with the BAFTA-LA membership were British designer Zandra Rhodes, who donated one of her creations for the silent auction and “Bridget Jones” author Helen Fielding, who actually won one of the raffle prizes.