The BAFTA Awards 2013 is probably an evening Eddie Redmayne would rather forget.

The popular young star of 'Les Miserables' had cut a dash on the red carpet - having his photograph taken with fans and talking to press - before the ceremony began, but was forced to miss his presenting slot on stage at the Royal Opera House after he was taken suddenly ill with a nasty bout of food poisoning.

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Eddie Redmayne on the red carpet - was he already feeling it?

Actress Sally Field turned up alone on stage quite early in the evening, and told the audience, "I was supposed to be out here with Eddie Redmayne, he seems to be puking his guts up back there."

Later on, when Anne Hathaway collected her statuette for Best Supporting Actress in 'Les Mis', she remembered to give her co-star a sympathetic call-out...

"Eddie, feel better. I'd be holding your hair back, but.. you know.

"Food poisoning's just the worst."

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Anne Hathaway remembered to share her sympathy for her 'Les Mis' co-star as she collected her award

Redmayne would have enjoyed his night, had he been able to stay in his seat. The big-budget, big-screen adaptation of stage musical 'Les Miserables' notched up an impressive four BAFTAs. As well as Hathaway's triumph, Tom Hooper's film won awards for Production Design, Hair and Makeup, and Sound.

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BAFTAs 2013: Caroline Flack And Laura Whitmore Fight For Best Dressed Red Carpet Presenter

PICTURES: At least Eddie was around for the Red Carpet arrivals..

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    Jessica Chastain arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway arrives for the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

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    Marion Cotillard arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

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    Andrea Riseborough arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

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    Helen Mirren arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

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    Jennifer Lawrence arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbingdon

    Martin Freeman, left, and Amanda Abbingdon arrive for the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Thandie Newton attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Thandie Newton attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Thandie Newton attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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    Mark Strong and Liza Marshall arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

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    Caroline Flack arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • Natalie Dormer

    British actress Natalie Dormer arrives for the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

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    Natalie Dormer arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • Caroline Flack

    Caroline Flack arrives for the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Caroline Flack attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)

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    Laura Whitmore arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Laura Whitmore attends The EE British Academy Film Awards 2013 at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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    Kevin Macdonald arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

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    Alicia Vikander arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

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    Sir Alan Parker and Lisa Parker arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

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    Alicia Vikander arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • BAFTA Film Awards 2013 - Arrivals - London

    Alicia Vikander arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

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    Laura Whitmore arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • Lisa Parker, Alan Parker

    Lisa Parker, left, and director Alan Parker arrive for the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London. Alan Parker, who has directed films including "Evita," "Bugsy Malone" and "Mississippi Burning," will be honored with the Bafta Fellowship award. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

  • Lisa Parker, Alan Parker

    Lisa Parker, left, and director Alan Parker arrive for the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London. Alan Parker, who has directed films including "Evita," "Bugsy Malone" and "Mississippi Burning," will be honored with the Bafta Fellowship award. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

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    Mark Strong and wife Liza Marshall arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Ol Parker and Thandie Newton attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • Laura Whitmore

    Laura Whitmore arrives for the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP))

  • BAFTA Film Awards 2013 - Arrivals - London

    Alicia Vikander arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Ol Parker and Thandie Newton attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Ol Parker and Thandie Newton attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Paloma Faith attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Jeremy Irvine (L) and Toby Irvine attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Filmmaker Dexter Fletcher attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Paloma Faith attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Jeremy Irvine (L) and Toby Irvine attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Filmmaker Dexter Fletcher attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • BAFTA Film Awards 2013 - Arrivals - London

    Paloma Faith arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • BAFTA Film Awards 2013 - Arrivals - London

    Hugh Jackman arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • BAFTA Film Awards 2013 - Arrivals - London

    Hugh Jackman arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • BAFTA Film Awards 2013 - Arrivals - London

    Kevin Macdonald arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • BAFTA Film Awards 2013 - Arrivals - London

    David Morrissey arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.

  • EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Alexandre Desplat (L) attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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    Billy Connolly arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.