Ladies see red at Jameson Empire Awards! Michelle Ryan, Evanna Lynch and Berenice Marlohe pave the way for the scarlet women
19:37 GMT, 25 March 2012
Walking the red carpet alongside fellow industry beauties can be a challenge when it comes to standing out.
So perhaps the guestlist coordinator of the Jameson Empire Awards should have handed out a contact sheet for the female stars to negotiate with the other ladies who would wear what.
Michelle Ryan, Evanna Lynch and Berenice Marlohe all opted for red – and while they looked equally striking, they did clash a little as they tried to compete as the ultimate scarlet woman.
Scarlet women: Michelle Ryan, Evanna Lynch and Berenice Marlohe opted for similar shades at Empire Awards
Former EastEnder Michelle perhaps
chose the plainest outfit of the trio, with her tangerine-tinged dress
rather simple in style and teamed modestly with a matching clutch and
Harry Potter cutie Evanna went for a high-school prom look, slipping into a blood red number.
Individual: Agyness Deyn and MyAnna Buring wore the same colour, but with very different styles
She teamed her puffy A-line dress with black heels and scooped her blonde hair up to show off a pair of gold drop earrings as she posed at the Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane, Mayfair.
Meanwhile, French actress Berenice –
who will play Bond girl Sverine in the twenty-third film of the
franchise, Skyfall – looked effortlessly glamorous in a pink gown with
hair swept over one shoulder.
But it wasn't just the threesome who devoured the colour of love.
Model Agyness Deyn looked cute as a
button in her red frock and matching chunky platform heels, as Swedish actress MyAnna Buring chose
something a little more adventurous with her trouser suit.
Iconic colour of love: Johnny Vegas' wife, Irish TV producer Maia Dunphy, nearly showed up the famous actresses
Darker shades: Wild Bill star Charlotte Spencer and Upstairs Downstairs beauty Laura Haddock chose black
Even Johnny Vegas' wife, Irish TV producer Maia Dunphy, opted for an all-red floor-length gown.
Jonathan Ross may have been flying the flag for the men, but appeared to try a little too hard in a white suit and a car crash choice of footwear – namely a pair of black sandals.
However, his daughter was also inspired by fire colours, with wife Jane Goldman showcasing her infamous pink locks.
Nice sandals, mate: Jonathan Ross opts for some dodgy footwear as wife Jane steals the show with pink hair
Despite standing out with their bright dresses, the scarlet ladies were nearly overshadowed by several others – including Wild Bill's Charlotte Spencer and Upstairs Downstairs star Laura Haddock.
Charlotte didn't quite venture away from
the red theme entirely – flashing a stunning pair of ruby slippers,
along with neon nails and lashings of lipstick.
Her dress however was probably the least
conservative of the evening, as she chose a polka dot summer dress with
a cutaway gap above the navel that was more walk in the park than red
More red! Despite straying from the theme in a green gown, Hayley Atwell couldn't resist ruby shoes
Elegant: Olivia Wilde and Bonnie Wright went for a different spectra of feminine and androgynous outfits
Careful not to fall: Jodie Whittaker chose a pair of stunning heels to complete her Sixties look
Laura, who also starred in The Inbetweeners Movie, looked striking in an elegant lace dress.
With strands of hair breaking free and cheekbones to die for, there was a hint of Sophie Ellis Bextor.
Even Hayley Atwell, who threatened to
break away from the dominant colour of the evening in a turquoise frock,
couldn't resist a pair of red heels that gave her height an additional
You shall go to the ball: Michelle and Jodie strike a pose together before the ceremony
Dating game: Submarine star Craig Roberts and Downton beauty Joanne Froggatt posed with their dates
Olivia Wilde and Bonnie Wright went for a different spectra of feminine versus androgynous, with the Cowboys & Aliens star in a delicate Oscar-worthy gown and the Harry Potter actress in a black suit.
Jodie Whittaker boldly opted for a Sixties number, selecting a black and white leather dress.
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock also put in an appearance, looking rather dapper his suit and tie, as did rising star Craig Roberts – who found fame in Richard Ayoade's directorial debut Submarine.
Suited and booted: Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock scrubs up well in his suit and tie
The Jameson Empire Awards 2012: The Winners
Best Film: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Best Director: David Yates
Best British Film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Actor: Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Best Actress: Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur)
Best Thriller: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Sci-Fi: Thor
Best Comedy: The Inbetweeners
Best Horror: Kill List
Best Male Newcomer: Tom Hiddleston (Thor)
Best Female Newcomer: Felicity Jones (Like Crazy)
Empire Hero Award: Michael Fassbender
Empire Legend Award: Tim Burton
The Art of 3D Award: The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Empire Inspiration Award: Ron Howard