Keeley Hawes led the way on Tuesday evening as entrepreneur Johnnie Boden hosted an autumn dinner in London’s Ladbroke Grove.
Local restaurant 108 Garage’s bare brick décor provided the relaxed, bohemian backdrop as Bodyguard star Keeley joined Boden and a host of guests at the lavish, invite-only event.
The British actress, 42, looked suitably elegant in an Emilie floral print midi-dress from Boden’s online catalogue while making her way into the Golborne Road venue.
Looking good: Keeley Hawes led the way on Tuesday evening as entrepreneur Johnnie Boden hosted an autumn dinner in London’s Ladbroke Grove
Rounding off her look with a pair of distinctive ankle-stretch boots in rich burgundy, Keeley ensured she caught the eye during her latest public appearance.
The actress was treated to a sumptuous meal of octopus, Wagu Beef and chocolate artichoke, selected from a specially curated autumnal menu.
Tasteful: The British actress, 42 (pictured, with Johnnie Boden) looked suitably elegant in an Emilie floral print midi-dress from Boden’s online catalogue while celebrating at local restaurant 108 Garage
Let’s eat: Keeley and Alexandra enjoyed a sumptuous meal of octopus, Wagu Beef and chocolate artichoke, selected from a specially curated autumnal menu
Keeley’s appearance at the celebratory event comes after BBC show Bodyguard’s explosive season finale became the most-watched drama since records began in 2002.
The popular political thriller, starring Keeley as fictional Home Secretary Julia Montague and Richard Madden as Protection Command officer David Budd, was watched by an audience of 17.1 million across 28 days.
The figure was calculated using Barb’s updated four-screen measure, which was introduced in August and now includes data for those viewing programmes through online non-TV devices such as PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Striking: Isabel Spearman caught the eye in a vividly printed evening dress as she took her seat at the exclusive dinner
Holding court: Keeley enjoyed an animated conversation with Alexandra, Johnnie and Isabel on Tuesday evening
Say cheese: (L-R) Alexandra Shulman, Johnnie Boden and Lucinda Chambers posed for a jovial snap in front of 108 Garage’s bare brick walls
The 28-day consolidated figure for the dramatic finale – without accounting for online non-TV devices – is 15.9 million, a figure the BBC said is still the highest audience for a drama programme since current records began 16 years ago.
The Bodyguard also had the largest audience recorded for a TV programme that was not a sporting or national event since 2010.
Last time a drama had figures peak above 17 million was Only Fools and Horses’ Christmas Day episode in 2002, which had an audience of 17.4 million.
Raising a glass: Caroline Issa was also on hand to help Boden celebrate on Tuesday evening
Take your seat: The lavish table setting awaited guests at the west London venue
Created by Jed Mercurio, the series is also BBC iPlayer’s most successful box set ever, with more than 38 million streaming the series so far.
A week after airing the finale of the BBC One series was revealed to have become one of the top five most-watched programmes of this decade, based on seven-day consolidated viewing figures.
Within a week of airing, the show racked up a huge television audience of 14.34 million, which included those who recorded the episode and watched it up to seven days later.
Popular: Keeley’s appearance at the celebratory event comes after BBC show Bodyguard’s explosive season finale became the most-watched drama since records began in 2002