PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Lily Cole and Riz Ahmed depart British Vogue and Tiffany & Co BAFTA afterparty 

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Lily Cole and Riz Ahmed appeared in good spirits as they departed the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co BAFTA afterparty on Sunday. 

The pair put on an animated display as actor Riz, 39, put an arm around model Lily, 34, while they made their way towards a taxi. 

Riz attended the event alongside his wife Fatima Farheed, who he tied the knot with in January 2021.  

Event: Lily Cole and Riz Ahmed appeared in good spirits as they departed the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co BAFTA afterparty on Sunday

Event: Lily Cole and Riz Ahmed appeared in good spirits as they departed the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co BAFTA afterparty on Sunday

Riz and Lily have known each other since at least 2009 when they co-starred in the mystery film Rage opposite Jude Law and Judi Dench.

Lily wrapped up for the evening in a black coat which she wore over a white shirt and a black pleated skirt.

The actress also sported a pair of black trainers while she let her flame-haired locks fall loose down her shoulders, adding to her look with a white headband.

Riz cut a dapper figure for the event in a grey blazer and brown trousers which he wore with a peach shirt. 

Pals: The pair put on an animated display as actor Riz, 39, put an arm around model Lily, 34, while made their way towards a taxi

Pals: The pair put on an animated display as actor Riz, 39, put an arm around model Lily, 34, while made their way towards a taxi

Outfit: Lily wrapped up for the evening in a black coat which she wore over a white shirt and a black pleated skirt

Outfit: Lily wrapped up for the evening in a black coat which she wore over a white shirt and a black pleated skirt

Couple: Riz attended the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co afterparty alongside his wife Fatima Farheed, who he tied the knot with in January 2021

Couple: Riz attended the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co afterparty alongside his wife Fatima Farheed, who he tied the knot with in January 2021

The former co-stars could also be seen chatting inside the venue where they were joined by a group of pals.  

Lily has focused much of her recent work on environmental activism while Riz’s most recent film role was in the 2021 film Encounter.

Riz has previously opened up about how he was once so broke he almost quit acting as he thought he had ‘reached the end of the road’.

The actor, who received an Oscar nod for his role in the film Sound of Metal last year, said he nearly gave up on showbiz when he couldn’t afford a plane ticket to an audition in Los Angeles.

Afterparty: The actress also sported a pair of black trainers while she let her flame-haired locks fall loose down her shoulders

Afterparty: The actress also sported a pair of black trainers while she let her flame-haired locks fall loose down her shoulders

Smart: Riz cut a dapper figure for the event in a grey blazer and brown trousers which he wore with a peach shirt

Smart: Riz cut a dapper figure for the event in a grey blazer and brown trousers which he wore with a peach shirt

Careers: Lily has focused much of her recent work on environmental activism while Riz's most recent film role was in the 2021 film Encounter

Careers: Lily has focused much of her recent work on environmental activism while Riz’s most recent film role was in the 2021 film Encounter

Party: The former co-stars could also be seen chatting inside the venue where they were joined by a group of pals

Party: The former co-stars could also be seen chatting inside the venue where they were joined by a group of pals

Riz revealed that when he was asked to audition for his breakthrough role as Rick in the 2014 movie Nightcrawler, he was so hard up for cash he almost pulled out.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: ‘They asked me to fly to fly to L.A. I was like, “I can’t fly to L.A. I’m broke”.

‘But I had to fly to L.A. – and just bet on myself. I spent that whole flight just running lines. I remember landing and seeing Jake Gyllenhaal in the room and going, “Whoa”.

The Londoner landed the part in Nightcrawler, starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, and said it ‘opened doors’ for him but came at a time when he was ready to quit.

He said: ‘It came when I thought I’d reached the end of the road. I wasn’t really making any money, being offered that next tier of roles.’

Project: Riz and Lily have known each other since at least 2009 when they co-starred in the mystery film Rage opposite Jude Law and Judi Dench

Project: Riz and Lily have known each other since at least 2009 when they co-starred in the mystery film Rage opposite Jude Law and Judi Dench

In February 2021, Riz told Louis Theroux’s Grounded podcast that he recently tied the knot with his wife Fatima in a ‘super intimate’ ceremony with only a few guests present.

He previously revealed how he met his future wife in a cafe in New York while he was preparing for his role in Sound Of Metal.

He said he and Fatima, who is a novelist, exchanged vows in a simple ceremony with only a few guests present due to COVID-19 restrictions.

He said: ‘Obviously, kept it super intimate, and socially distanced. There was just like, hardly anyone there really.

‘We did it in a backyard, which is nice in lots of ways. I think the nicest thing about it was you didn’t have 500 aunties hanging around you, pinching your cheeks.’

Work: Riz has previously opened up about how he was once so broke he almost quit acting as he thought he had'reached the end of the road'

Work: Riz has previously opened up about how he was once so broke he almost quit acting as he thought he had ‘reached the end of the road’

Candid: The actor, who received an Oscar nod for his role in the film Sound of Metal last year, said he nearly gave up on showbiz when he couldn't afford a plane ticket to an audition in LA

Candid: The actor, who received an Oscar nod for his role in the film Sound of Metal last year, said he nearly gave up on showbiz when he couldn’t afford a plane ticket to an audition in LA

Role: Riz revealed that when he was asked to audition for his breakthrough role as Rick in the 2014 movie Nightcrawler, he was so hard up for cash he almost pulled out

Role: Riz revealed that when he was asked to audition for his breakthrough role as Rick in the 2014 movie Nightcrawler, he was so hard up for cash he almost pulled out

He said: 'They asked me to fly to fly to L.A. I was like, "I can’t fly to L.A. I’m broke".'But I had to fly to L.A. – and just bet on myself'

He said: ‘They asked me to fly to fly to L.A. I was like, “I can’t fly to L.A. I’m broke”. ‘But I had to fly to L.A. – and just bet on myself’

He added: I spent that whole flight just running lines. I remember landing and seeing Jake Gyllenhaal in the room and going, "Whoa"'

He added: I spent that whole flight just running lines. I remember landing and seeing Jake Gyllenhaal in the room and going, “Whoa”‘

The Four Lions star joked: ‘No disrespect to the aunties, but Asian weddings are big.

‘You always got these people crawling out the woodworks, who I think are kind of probably impostors. They just smell the kebabs on the street and just wander in.’

 Riz went onto reveal more about his wife while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, explaining they met in 2019 while he was preparing to play a deaf drummer in Sound Of Metal.

He said: ‘She’s an amazing novelist. We met so randomly while I was preparing for this role, for Sound Of Metal when I was in New York.

‘We both sat down at the same table in the cafe where we both turned up to write. We were both jostling over the same laptop plug points, like a very modern way of meeting.

‘And we struck up a friendship and reconnected down the line. But it’s weirdly like one of the many things about preparing for this role that was so special, it just brought a lot of goodness into my life.’

Relationship: In February 2021, Riz told Louis Theroux's Grounded podcast that he recently tied the knot with his wife Fatima in a'super intimate' ceremony with only a few guests present

Relationship: In February 2021, Riz told Louis Theroux’s Grounded podcast that he recently tied the knot with his wife Fatima in a ‘super intimate’ ceremony with only a few guests present

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