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Charles Finch Hosts "The Night Before BAFTA" Book Launch Party At Maison Assouline

Charles Finch with his new book, “The Night Before BAFTA,” and Owen Wilson. Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images.


Leonardo DiCaprio, Guillaume Canet, and Diane Kruger at Finch’s pre-BAFTA party in 2005. Photo courtesy of Charles Finch.


Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Tom Cruise at Finch’s pre-BAFTA party, 2015. © Jonathan Becker


Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams at Finch’s pre-BAFTA party, 2007. Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images.


Harvey Weinstein, Jemima Goldsmith, and Adrian Anthony Gill at Finch’s pre-BAFTA party, 2015. © Jonathan Becker.


Julianne Moore and Tom Ford at Finch’s post-BAFTA party in 2003. Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images.


LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: (L to R) Tom Cruise, Josh Berger, Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and Jennifer Garner attend the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 8, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)


“The Night Before BAFTA,” published by Assouline.