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Captain Phillips - Watch footage from London Film Festival opening night

TOM Hanks was in the capital last night (October 9, 2013) to officially open the 57th BFI London Film Festival with his latest film Captain Phillips.

The Oscar-tipped actor was joined by director Paul Greengrass for the opening night gala, which drew hundreds of film fans to the Odeon Leicester Square.

This year’s London Film Festival runs from October 9 to 20.

Captain Phillips opens in UK cinemas on October 18.

Related: Read our review of Captain Phillips l Visit our LFF hub