14/03/2012 20:36 GMT | Updated 15/03/2012 06:00 GMT

Hunger Games European Premiere: Jennifer Lawrence Leads Stars On London Red Carpet (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson can barely have had a wink of sleep in the last couple of days.

Only 48 hours after the trio joined other stars on the red carpet in LA for the world premiere of The Hunger Games, the game trio were lighting up the red carpet on the other side of the Atlantic, at London's O2 arena for the European premiere.

Jennifer Lawrence looked similar to her dazzling LA display, opting for another gold gown (Ralph Lauren), while her co-star Elizabeth Banks also drew the attention in a buttercup yellow backless number (by designer Bill Blass) - pretty game considering the unforgiving London evening temperature.

Liam Hemsworth was without his girlfriend Miley Cyrus who had been at his side in LA, but he had able stand-in support in the form of his brother Chris - star of Thor, Cabin in the Woods, Snow White and the Huntsman and the biopic currently being filmed about motor racing driver James Hunt, Rush.

Other celebrities in attendance included Mel B and Katie Price.

The Hunger Games is the big-budget, eagerly-awaited adaptation of the first of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novels, about 24 "tributes' - teenagers forced to battle it out on live television until only survivor remains.

Lawrence - who portrays protagonist Katniss Everdeen - admitted to having initial hesitations about the role before her mother persuaded her to take it.

"This film has one of the most powerful messages we can see in this generation and I was just happy to be a part of it," she said.

And Banks, who plays Effie Trinket, admitted to being overwhelmed by the British fans, saying: "It's pretty wild! There's a lot of people here - it looks like we have landed on the moon or something."

The Hunger Games also stars Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson and Toby Jones. It will be in UK cinemas from Friday 23 March. Here are the stars in all their red carpet glory: