Back in 1999, Charles Finch threw a party before the BAFTA Awards to celebrate returning to England after two decades of making films abroad. The tradition stuck: Now an entrepreneur with his own media company, Finch continues to host the yearly party, a semi-infamous celebration that counts Tom Cruise among its repeat attendees. Reprieved of planning until next year, and having just published The Night Before BAFTA, his new book featuring his most recognizable guests, Finch took the time share his culture diet, which is full of fishing knots and free of TV.
First thing you read in the morning:
The New York Times, the Financial Times, email, texts.
Books on your bedside table right now:Why the Allies Won by Richard Overy, Wisdom from the Celtic World by John O'Donohue, and Practical Fishing Knots and Mark Sosin and Lefty Kreh.
The TV show keeping you up at night:None.
Last movie you saw in theaters:The Revenant.
Batman or Superman:
Batman, of course—every gent loves a black cape and a mask!
Last thing you saw at the theater:Cats, with my daughter!
Last piece of art you bought, or ogled:Mary Fedden, bought from Richard Green gallery.
Release you’re most eagerly anticipating:Silence, the new Martin Scorsese movie.
Song you currently have on repeat:Joe Cocker, "Unchain My Heart."
Last concert you saw live:The Stones ... way back.
How you get your news:Newspapers and online: New York Times, BBC, NPR.
Favorite account to follow:@Prince_Street_ on Instagram.
Last thing you do before bed:Put my ear plugs in!