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LONDON – “It’s between Colin and me for the BAFTA Award,” Richard Buckley joked at the London premiere of “A Single Man” on Monday night, where guests included Stella McCartney, Elizabeth Hurley, Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Bianca Jagger, Lily Cole, Felicity Jones and Emilia Fox.

Buckley, whose partner is the film’s director Tom Ford, was referring to his blurred, blink-and-you-miss-it cameo at the beginning of the movie. He also pointed out that Angus and India, the on-screen dogs, belong to him and Ford.

Firth is up for best actor at the BAFTA Awards, which take place in London later this month.

“The house was beautiful, as were the interiors,” said Giammetti, referring to the film’s mid-century modern esthetic. “But who’s even looking at the lampshades when the acting is so incredible?”

Solange Azagury-Partridge said she was there to support the director – but was soon swept away. “I came in thinking ‘Okay, we’re here for Tom.’ But then I was carried away, and forgot all about him,” she said.

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