“I’m so glad she wanted to act (after ‘Harry Potter’) because it means we didn’t spoil it for her.” Watson, who grew up on the “Harry Potter” film franchise described how her pet died during filming of the third movie.
“The set decorators made a tiny coffin for my hamster,” she said.
As Gibson stood in the wings, Downey Jr told the audience that he credits the fallen star with giving him support and advice to help get his own career back on track after he suffered a very public downfall with drugs.
"I humbly ask that you join me, unless you are completely without sin, and in which case you picked the wrong ------- industry, in forgiving my friend of his trespasses and offering him the same clean slate that you have me and allowing him to continue his great and on-going contribution to our collective art without shame," said Downey Jr.
"(The award) means a heck of a lot to me," said Downey.
"I love British filmmakers, and they have such a great talent pool." Noted Dench, "Well, I'm rather overwhelmed by (the award), because I didn't ever expect to have a film career at all.
Also joining the cast in a live-action role is Antonio Banderas, with Michael Sheen in talks to join the production.