We were delighted that the Empire Cafe won an award for Exhibition Design at the Scottish Design Awards last night. Initiated by Collective Architecture Director Jude Barber and writer Louise Welsh, the Empire Cafe was an exploration of Glasgow’s involvement in the slave trade through a series of events and installations. A big thank you to everyone involved in the project!
After award presentation to Hellen Mirren Tom Hiddleston didn’t leave the stage right away, but took some time to lower and adjust mic for her. Inter alia, he was the only person who adjusted mic during the ceremony.
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe at the photobooth of the 2015 Empire Awards
Empire magazine: Who’s the most exciting person you’ve met tonight that you’ve never met before?
James: Daniel Radcliffe. Oh, that I haven’t met before? I had an exciting moment where somebody jumped in front of me and said, “You need to give me the contact details for your agent.” I was like, “No, I don’t, I’ve got to get to my table because we’re late!” But Daniel bouncered for me. I was like Keira Knightley and he was my ninja.
TOM HIDDLESTON ON BEING A BOND FANBOY “I love Daniel Craig, and Sam Mendes’s been an hero of mine, not just in film but in theatre, so I was there. I wanted to contribute to the box office, and when I heard that it was the most successful film in the British box office of all time, I was whooping. In fact I was one of those annoying people in the um.. where was I, I think I was in the vue on Finchley road on the opening saturday night… …just making general noises out of enthusiasm…”