Stars toast awards with Taittinger

20 February, 2013

A Methuselah of Taittinger Champagne was signed by stars including George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Anne Hathaway at the Bafta Awards and will be auctioned for charity.

Special Bafta-labelled Magnums and 75cl bottles of Taittinger put a sparkle in the awards, and guests received a bottle in their gift bags.

The Methuselah – the size of eight regular bottles – was signed by a glittering list of 30 award winners and presenters.

Champagne Taittinger is the official Champagne Partner to BAFTA for the 11th consecutive year.

Others to sign were: Bradley Cooper; Ben Affleck; David Morrissey; Samuel L Jackson; Rafe Spall; Alice McCrory; Ben Whishaw; Alice Eve; Sarah Jessica Parker; Sir Alan Parker; Nicholas Hoult; Paloma Faith; Mark Strong; Kevin Spacey; Billy Connolly; Chris Tucker; Anne Hathaway; Simon Pegg; Jennifer Garner; Danny Boyle; Tim Roth; Gemma Arterton; Sarah Silverman; John C Reilly; Juno Temple; Henry Cavill; Martin Freeman; Ian McKellan; Jeremy Renner.   




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