Everyone who's anyone was in London this week for the 58th BFI London Film Festival, which held gala premieres for the likes of Wild (with Reese Witherspoon in attendance), Sundance winner Whiplash (Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons), Rosewater (comic-turned-filmmaker Jon Stewart), Electricity (model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn) and Mr Turner (Cannes winner Timothy Spall).

Photos - BFI London Film Festival - 'Wild' - Gala screening - Arrivals

Photos - BFI London Film Festival - 'Whiplash' - Accenture Gala Premiere

Photos - BFI London Film Festival - 'Rosewater' - Premiere

Photos - LFF: Electricity world premiere

Photo - Timothy Spall - BFI London Film Festival - 'Mr. Turner' - Premiere

In addition, Game of Thrones' Kit Harington, Dominic West and Emily Watson turned up for the gala world premiere of their new movie Testament of Youth; Game of Thrones' Masie Williams for The Falling; rising star of the year Jack O'Connell for '71; fellow British rising-star George MacKay and filmmaker Duane Hopkins for Bypass; Mia Wasikowska and Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael for Madame Bovary; and a blonde Noomi Rapace for The Drop.

Photos - BFI London Film Festival Gala Screening of 'Testament of Youth'

Photos - BFI London Film Festival - 'The Falling' screening - Arrivals

Photos - 58th BFI London Film Festival: '71 Premiere

Photos - BFI London Film Festival - 'Bypass' screening - Arrivals

Photos - BFI London Film Festival - 'Madame Bovary' screening - Arrivals

Photos - BFI London Film Festival - 'The Drop' screening - Arrivals


Also at the London Film Festival, Citizenfour held a special screening before suddenly appearing on release schedules, opening in the UK this weekend and in the US next week. It's a documentary about Edward Snowden by a journalist who worked with him to expose America's electronic surveillance programme. It's had great early buzz. Watch 'Citizenfour' Trailer.

Another London Film Festival movie, White Bird in a Blizzard, released its first trailer this week. It looks like a stunning, haunting drama about a teenager whose mother disappears. From filmmaker Gregg Araki, it stars Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Shiloh Fernandez, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe and Thomas Jane. The film opens next week in the US. Watch 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Trailer.

The boy next door

A new trailer for the thriller The Boy Next Door was released this week. It stars Jennifer Lopez, Step Up's Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth in a story about a divorcee who falls for a teen boy. Although their fling looks like it turns into a fairly overblown Fatal Attraction-like stalker situation. The film opens in January in America and next spring in Britain. Watch 'The Boy Next Door' Trailer.

And finally, there was a new trailer for Ron Howard's epic seafaring adventure In the Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth, Ben Whishaw, Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson. It's based on the true story that inspired Moby Dick, when an 1820 whaling ship was terrorised by a sperm whale for 90 days. The movie opens next March. Watch 'In The Heart of The Sea' Trailer.