Tom Hiddleston, Kristin Scott Thomas and more on what Harold Pinter means to them

We caught up with a host of theatre stars following their performance in a special Harold Pinter birthday gala

Kristin Scott Thomas and Paapa Essiedu
Kristin Scott Thomas and Paapa Essiedu
As part of the ongoing Pinter at the Pinter season, stars of stage and screen performed in a special gala event last night. We caught up with some of them after the show to find out what the playwright means to them.

Marking what would have been Pinter's 88th birthday, the event – titled Happy Birthday, Harold – raised funds for Pinter's two favourite charities, Amnesty International and Chance to Shine, and featured a variety of Pinter's work including extracts from his full-length plays, poems, speeches and sketches.

The line-up for the performance, directed by Jamie Lloyd, featured a host of stage and screen performers including Tom Hiddleston, Kit Harington, Simon Russell Beale, Jon Snow, Jade Anouka, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Steed, Felicity Kendal, Indira Varma, Zawe Ashton, Gawn Grainger, Forbes Masson, Samuel West, Sheila Hancock, Lee Evans, David Suchet, Tamsin Greig, Paapa Essiedu, John Simm, Patrick Marber, Russell Tovey, Gary Kemp, Tom Edden, Jonjo O'Neill, Jeremy Irons, Hayley Squires and Lia Williams.