Three decades on and they're still racing down the red carpet! Chariots of Fire stars turn out to celebrate re-release of the 1981 Olympics classic
22:04 GMT, 10 July 2012
They collected four Oscars including Best Picture for their 1981 Olympics epic, Chariots of Fire.
And tonight Ben Cross, director Hugh Hudson and Nigel Havers celebrated their success of three decades ago once more at the Leicester Square premiere of the film's re-release.
The actors and director looked sharp as they posed up on the red carpet together, as if no time had passed.
The newly remastered Chariots of Fire is in cinemas again to mark the London 2012 Olympics.
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Returning champions: Ben Cross and Nigel Havers looked in high spirits at the UK premiere of Chariots Of Fire at The Empire in Leicester Square
Ben was accompanied by his girlfriend Deyana Boneba, his son Theo and his friend Camilla.
Nigel was joined by his wife Georgiana Bronfman, who looked elegant in a long black skirt, white shirt and jacket.
Since his Chariots of Fire success Ben has cultivated a varied career as an actor, director, writer and musician.
As if no time had passed: The pair posed up with Chariots of Fire director Hugh Hudson
Showing their support: Ben was accompanied by his partner Deyana Boneba, while Nigel was joined by Georgiana Bronfman
He appeared as Sarek in the 2009 Star Trek film directed and produced by J.J. Abrams.
Nigel is more recently recognised for his role as Lewis Archer on Coronation Street.
Chariots of Fire told the story- based on true events- of two runners in the 1924 Olympics.
Elegant: Alice Krige, who played Gilbert and Sullivan singer Sybil Gordon in the film, looked gorgeous in a one-shoulder red gown
At least one of them can relate… Dame Kelly Holmes looked delighted to be there, while Jessica-Jane Clement looked a little uncertain
Sports injury Ben's son Theo was leaning on a crutch as he made his way down the carpet
Eric Liddell, played by Ian Charleson, is a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God.
Ben Cross played Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.
Abrahams eventually wins the gold medal in the Olymic 100 metre race, while Liddell is triumphant in the 400 metres, bringing the British team a glorious victory.
Cheering on the Olympics: Cheerleaders and runners made a miniature parade through the crowd
The original opening: Nigel was accompanied by his then wife Carolyn Cox, while Ben was joined by his former spouse Penny
Also on the red carpet: David Puttman, Linda Kirrage and Dodi Al Fayed were there for the original premiere
Directed by Hugh Hudson and written
by Colin Welland, Chariots of Fire was nominated for seven Academy
Awards and won four, including Best Picture.
It is ranked 19th in the British Film Institute's list of Top 100 British films.
Back in the day: Ben in character as Olympic runner Harold Abrahams limbering up in a scene from Chariots of Fire
Racing for his beliefs: Ben's character Harold Abrahams was an English Jew who ran to overcome prejudice
True story: The film is based on events in the run up to and during the 1924 Olympics