Mads Mikkelsen, Clive Owen, and Rebecca Hall were just a few of the fancy folks at the 8th Annual Filmmakers Dinner.
You may not know who eccentric, charming British businessman Charles P. Finch is, but most famous Europeans do. Mick Jagger, Mads Mikkelsen, Clive Owen, and Rebecca Hall were just a few of the fancy folks at his 8th Annual Filmmakers Dinner in honor of the Cannes Film Festival.
The son of Oscar-winning actor Peter Finch (Network), Charles has been a director, a producer, a talent agent, a brand manager who connects celebs to luxury watch companies like Jaeger-Lecoutre (a co-sponsor of the dinner), and now an investor in Dean & DeLuca. And when he asks Mick Jagger to come to the glorious Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes in the South of France to hang out with him, Mick does.
“I don’t even know how long I’ve known him,” said Jagger, laughing. “I knew him before he was even an agent. I knew his father!” The rest of the roster was a veritable parade of silver foxes, with jury members Mads Mikkelsen and director George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) holding court alongside Rebecca Hall, who appears in Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, and Jack O’Connell and Dominic West, who co-star in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster.
Guests wandered through a gallery of behind-the-scenes photographs of famous moments in movies like Pulp Fiction and From Here to Eternity, displayed on the outside patio, with the Mediterranean as the backdrop. At the end of cocktails, Finch walked up to each guest, Mick Jagger and company included, looked them deeply in the eyes, and said “Dinner is served” into a microphone. A grand time was had by all, despite a “prank” earlier in the day that had everyone panicking over a terrorist attack. There’s nothing like a good terrorist hoax, am I right?