Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks and fellow double Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson hit the red carpet for the closing night gala and European premiere of their new film Saving Mr. Banks during the 2013 BFI London Film Festival last night.

Saving Mr Banks tells the story of a near twenty year rivalry between Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and PL Travers (Emma Thompson), with the author hesitant to hand over her cherished book Mary Poppins and its characters over to Hollywood.

The event, which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square, also saw co-stars Colin Farrell and Ruth Wilson, who play Travers' parents, stepping out for the premiere.

Saving Mr. Banks hits cinemas on November 29.

Good pals Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks having a giggle on the red carpet

(2ndL) Actors Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, screenwriter Kelly Marcel, producer Alison Owen, Clare Stewart, director John Lee Hancock, actors Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks

Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks attend the Closing Night Gala European Premiere of Saving Mr Banks


The one and only Mr. Farrell