A British invasion descended upon New York Tuesday night for the Victorinox-sponsored Cinema Society screening of “Brideshead Revisited.” In place of Hamptons-exiled Manhattanites, a slew of dapper gentlemen types took in the film incarnation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel, before heading to the Gramercy Rooftop to help co-stars Hayley Atwell and Matthew Goode celebrate. Indeed, Goode probably needed a drink to recover from watching himself on screen — for the second time. “It’s hateful,” said the actor, who sat through the movie with his girlfriend, Sophie Dymoke, at his side. “It gets longer and longer each time.” He and Atwell had prepped for the movie by staying at co-star Emma Thompson’s house. “She was so maternal. She cooked us huge lunches,” said Atwell, who had her proud pop in tow for the premiere. Meanwhile, the sumptuous film scenes, featuring Castle Howard as the fictional Brideshead, had viewers longing for the Yorkshire dales. “I thought I was back in England,” said recent Brit-transplant Mary Charteris. “I forgot where I was.”�

This story first appeared in the July 24, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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