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23 British Celebrities On Their First Red Carpets Compared With Now

1. Tom Hardy

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2017 Tom is a bit hairier than 2002 Tom.

2. Robert Pattinson

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Back in 2005 at the Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire premiere, R-Patz was all about red velour suit jackets and leather trousers.

3. Keira Knightley

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We love early ’00s Keira.

4. Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict started acting in 2002, so he could have of course attended earlier red carpets. But the first one we found with his name listed was at the Gold Nymph Awards in July 2004. We’re loving the sunglasses.

5. Daniel Radcliffe

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Look how excited he looks at the first Harry Potter premiere! <3

6. Idris Elba

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This is the first event photo we found of Idris, back in 2002, and it’s a pretty excellent one tbqh.

7. Felicity Jones

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Back in 2008 she could only imagine she’d be in Star Wars and on the awards circuit.

8. Calvin Harris

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Here’s Calvin looking casual at the 2009 Brit Awards. He may have been on a red carpet before as he released his first album in 2007, but you couldn’t find a better photo.

9. Tom Felton

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LOOK AT HIM IN A SUIT IN 2001!

10. Naomie Harris

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On the left: at the 2002 British Independent Film Awards. On the right: at this year’s SAG Awards.

11. Gemma Arterton

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She was a bit more excited on her first red carpet, seen here during promo for 2007 film St. Trinian’s.

12. Rupert Grint

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Can we all appreciate how he turned up to the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone premiere in a hoodie?

13. Tom Hiddleston

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Always winning, always smiling.

14. Matthew Lewis

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He was of course in all of the Harry Potter movies, but he was first snapped at the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban premiere in 2004. Longbottomed to the max.

15. Nicholas Hoult

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Adorable then. Adorable now.

16. One Direction

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It seems like a lifetime ago that they were at the 2010 premiere of The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader. On the right: one of their last ever red carpet appearances as a fivesome at the end of 2014.

17. Millie Bobby Brown

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Before she shaved all her hair off and became Eleven from Stranger Things.

18. Gerard Butler

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He’s not changed his fashion tastes much, but he has switched up the hair.

19. Colin Firth

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Pre-Darcy days.

20. James McAvoy

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Back when he wore jeans to premieres.

21. Thomas Brodie-Sangster

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He’s come a long way since Love Actually.

22. Ellie Goulding

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Seven years between the first and last picture.

23. Emma Watson

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She’ll always be Hermione to us.

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