Independent Film Awards 2012: Andrea Riseborough takes the plunge in daring black gown

By
Louise Saunders

19:44 EST, 9 December 2012


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20:26 EST, 9 December 2012

She was attending a star-studded event alongside the great and good of the movie world.

But Andrea Riseborough certainly ensured she was the centre of attention as she attended the 2012 Moet British Independent Film Awards on Sunday evening.

The 31-year-old actress wowed as she hit the red carpet at London’s Old Billingsgate venue in a daring plunging black gown.

Daring: Andrea Riseborough wowed as she hit the red carpet in a plunging black gown at the 2012 Moet British Independent Film Awards on Sunday evening

Daring: Andrea Riseborough wowed as she hit the red carpet in a plunging black gown at the 2012 Moet British Independent Film Awards on Sunday evening

Leaving very little to the imagination as she posed up a storm, the Never Let Me Go star made sure all eyes were on her thanks to her attention-grabbing ensemble.

Featuring an eye-poppingly low neckline with little preserving the star’s modesty, the British actress didn’t seem in the least bit self-conscious about her daring choice of outfit.

With her dark brunette locks tumbling in loose waves around her shoulders, Andrea completed her positively showstopping look with a simple gold drop necklace, a slick of rouge lipstick and dramatic lashes.

Plunging: The 31-year-old actress left little to the imagination with her racy choice of dress as she posed on the red carpet at London's Old Billingsgate venue

Plunging: The 31-year-old actress left little to the imagination with her racy choice of dress as she posed on the red carpet at London’s Old Billingsgate venue

Centre of attention: The Never Let Me Go actress ensured all eyes were most certainly on her thanks to her daring dress

Winner: The actress had every reason to be showing off, given that she had been awarded the Best Actress accolade for her role in Shadow Dancer

Winner: The actress had every reason to be showing off, given that she had been awarded the Best Actress accolade for her role in Shadow Dancer

Showbiz pals: Andrea posed inside the event alongside actor Tom Hiddlestone

Showbiz pals: Andrea posed inside the event alongside actor Tom Hiddlestone

And the star had every reason to be showing off as she posed for photographs, after having been awarded the Best Actress accolade for her role in Shadow Dancer.

Although there was no doubt the actress stole the spotlight when it came to her choice of outfit, she faced competition in the red carpet stakes from the likes of Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson and Noomi Rapace.

Elle, 14, looked pretty as a picture as she posed in an age-appropriate floral detail dress, with a dramatic puffball design.

Keeping it simple: Andrea posed alongside Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace, who looked effortlessly chic in a black drape detail dress

Keeping it simple: Andrea posed alongside Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace, who looked effortlessly chic in a black drape detail dress

Pretty in pink: Elle Fanning looked pretty as a picture in an age-appropriate floral detail dress, with a dramatic puffball hem design

Pretty in pink: Elle Fanning looked pretty as a picture in an age-appropriate floral detail dress, with a dramatic puffball hem design

Sheer beauty: Ruth Wilson showed off her fashion credentials in a sexy combination of a black sheer blouse and lace panel detail trousers

Dapper dude: Jude Law looked slick in a navy military-inspired jacket and grey wool trousers

Dapper dude: Jude Law looked slick in a navy military-inspired jacket and grey wool trousers

Proud: The 39-year-old actor was honoured with the Variety Award for shining a light on British cinema throughout his 20-year career

Proud: The 39-year-old actor was honoured with the Variety Award for shining a light on British cinema throughout his 20-year career

Meanwhile, Ruth, 30, showed off her fashion credentials in a sexy combination of a black sheer blouse and lace panel detail trousers, which she teamed with towering black peep-toe shoes and a chic up-do.

Elsewhere, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Noomi kept it simple in a black drape detail dress, while a wide tan belt.

Alongside the likes of Olivia Colman, Edith Bowman and Zawe Ashton, the men were represented in the form of Jude Law and Ben Drew, otherwise known as Plan B.

Are you aloud that in Hogwarts: Harry Potter star Tom Felton posed alongside actress Elodie Yung at the star-studded event

Are you aloud that in Hogwarts: Harry Potter star Tom Felton posed alongside actress Elodie Yung at the star-studded event

Music stars: Ben Drew, aka Plan B, looked dapper in a grey check suit, while DJ Edith Bowman showed off her baby bump on the red carpet

Winner: Olivia Colman bagged the award for Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Olivia Colman bagged the award for Best Supporting Actress

Accepting the Variety Award for shining a light on British cinema throughout his career, Jude admitted he was thrilled to be recognised with the accolade after two decades in the film industry.

He said: ‘It feels great, there is no tension here tonight. I am very proud to be a Brit in a global film industry, and to be recognised after 20 years of kind of hard work is a good thing.’

The 39-year-old actor, who recently accused the government of ‘cultural vandalism’ over plans to cut art education from the school syllabus, explained the awards were a celebration of the cultural industry.

Screen legend: John Hurt posed alongside a female guest

Screen legend: John Hurt posed alongside a female guest

Slick: Idris Elba wowed in a dapper navy suit and crisp white shirt

Slick: Idris Elba wowed in a dapper navy suit and crisp white shirt

He added: ‘Let’s not ruin its future by stopping kids having free and fair artistic education.’

Also honoured at the 2012 Moet British Independent Film Awards were the likes of Olivia Colman, Toby Jones and Rory Kinnear.

TV beauties: Olivia Colman kept it simple in a grey dress and black jacket, while Zawe Ashton wowed in an black asymmetric frock

Celebrity couple: Comedian Billy Connolly attended alongside his wife, Pamela Stephenson

Celebrity couple: Comedian Billy Connolly attended alongside his wife, Pamela Stephenson

2012 Moet British Independent Film Awards Full List of Winners

Best British Independent Film: Broken

Best Director: Peter Strickland, Berberian Sound Studio

Best Actor: Toby Jones, Berberian Sound Studio

Best Actress: Andrea Riseborough, Shadow Dancer

Best Supporting Actor: Rory Kinnear, Broken

Best Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Screenplay: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Amy Jump, Sightseers

Best International Independent Film: The Hunt

Best Documentary: The Imposter

Best Technical Achievement: Joakim Sundstrom and Stevie Haywood (sound design), Berberian Sound Studio

Best Debut Director: Bart Layton, The Imposter

Most Promising Newcomer: James Floyd, My Brother the Devil

Best Achievement in Production: Berberian Sound Studio

Raindance Award: Strings

Variety Award: Jude Law

Richard Harris Award: Michael Gambon

Special Jury Award: Sandra Hebron

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