For the past five years I have been going to the BAFTA’s. I have never been nominated for an academy award but I have had 5 consecutive, access all areas passes. I have had the privilege of being stationed on the in the wings to the right of the stage practically on the red carpet. I’m often one of the first people the award winners see after exiting the stage. Elated and dumfounded they pass, often stopping in front of my table for chats or photos. This prime real-estate has offered up some unforgettable moments, from Helena Bonham Carter a doing some kind of weird curtsy/bow at me (she must have been pretty distracted), after being asked why everyone keeps smiling at my assistant; Russell Crowe replying ‘coz he’s got a winning smile’ looking down at me sitting to his right (that moment caught below, Brad and Angelina so happy for Barkhad Abdi (the Somali actor from captain phillips) for winning best supporting, to my favorite moment, when Meryl Streep came off stage asking if anyone had any gaffer tape. I had some and ended up fixing (padding out) her shoe. Unbeknown to me she had just lost it on […]