Invoice Nighy leads tributes to Sir Martin Amis by studying passages from the writer’s work at memorial service additionally attended by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Pink Floyd star David Gilmour and chef Nigella Lawson

Actor Invoice Nighy lead tributes to the late writer Sir Martin Amis by studying passages of his work at a star-studded remembrance service.

Celebrities gathered to pay their respects on Monday at a service for the writer together with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, journalist Rachel Johnson, superstar chef Nigella Lawson and Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour.

Nighy is a devotee to Sir Martin’s writing and delivered readings from his works throughout the service at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

Sir Martin, one of the important British authors within the second half of the twentieth century, died in 2023 at age 73 and was posthumously knighted for companies to literature.

Invoice Nighy is a devotee to Sir Martin’s writing and can ship readings from his works throughout the service at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Rachel Johnson Martin Amis memorial service, St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Trafalgar Square

Rachel Johnson Martin Amis memorial service, St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Trafalgar Sq.

Pink Floyd singer David Gilmour and Polly Samson Martin Amis memorial service on June 10

Pink Floyd singer David Gilmour and Polly Samson Martin Amis memorial service on June 10

Vogue editor Anna Wintour pictured at the star-studded memorial service today for the well-loved author

Vogue editor Anna Wintour pictured on the star-studded memorial service immediately for the well-loved writer

Alongside his kids, was his widow, novelist Isabel Fonesca. Different individuals who attended the service embody fellow writers Ian McEwan and James Fenton, The Telegraph reported.

Additionally, Novelist Zadie Smith contributed to the service in addition to journalist Tina Brown, whom Sir Martin was concerned with romantically throughout his time at Oxford.

Invoice Nighy carried out, in several voices, a number of brief passages.

Some had been laugh-out-loud hilarious whereas others had been extra severe.

However the entire service was reportedly hilarious and had individuals in good spirits for probably the most half.

Ian McEwan stated: ‘He was the funniest man I ever met.’

His spouse Fonseca gave an emotional speech about Amis’ final months from most cancers and having hallucinations within the night time.

However she additionally made mild of the truth that the writer’s ultimate New 12 months’s decision, ‘the one one he ever stored’, was to take up smoking once more.

Sir Salman Rushdie, a pal and fellow novelist, didn’t attend however offered a written tribute.

He stated: ‘Solely Martin appeared like Martin Amis, and it was unwise to attempt to imitate him.

Nigella Lawson pictured in a black suit and wearing sunglasses while attending the memorial

Nigella Lawson pictured in a black go well with and carrying sun shades whereas attending the memorial

Sir Martin's widow and fellow novelist Isabel Fonseca pictured arriving at her late husband's memorial service

Sir Martin’s widow and fellow novelist Isabel Fonseca pictured arriving at her late husband’s memorial service

Fellow writers Ian McEwan and his wife, children's author Annalena McAfee, arrive for the service

Fellow writers Ian McEwan and his spouse, kids’s writer Annalena McAfee, arrive for the service

British social commentator and founder of the Free Speech Union Toby Young spotted arriving

British social commentator and founding father of the Free Speech Union Toby Younger noticed arriving

Novelist Zadie Smith pictured dressed in black as she attends the service for Sir Martin Amis

Novelist Zadie Smith pictured wearing black as she attends the service for Sir Martin Amis

‘He used to say that what he wished to do was go away behind a shelf of books – to have the ability to say ‘from right here to right here, it is me’.

‘His voice is silent now. His pals will miss him terribly. However at the least we’ve the shelf.’

Sir Martin died of oesophageal most cancers on Friday at his dwelling in Florida, the identical illness that claimed his finest pal and fellow author Christopher Hitchens in 2011.

He printed 15 novels together with The Rachel Papers in 1973 and his well-regarded memoir Expertise, printed in 2000.

In his later work, he explored Stalin’s atrocities, the struggle on terror and the legacy of the Holocaust.

He as soon as stated of his work: ‘What I’ve tried to do is to create a excessive fashion to explain low issues: the entire world of quick meals, intercourse reveals, nude mags.’

Former creative director of the BBC Alan Yentob spotted arriving for the memorial service in London

Former artistic director of the BBC Alan Yentob noticed arriving for the memorial service in London

Japanese-British novelist and screenwriter makes his arrivial for the memorial service

Japanese-British novelist and screenwriter makes his arrivial for the memorial service

Sir Martin Amis (pictured) published 15 novels throughout his career, gaining prominence in the 1980s and 90s

Sir Martin Amis (pictured) printed 15 novels all through his profession, gaining prominence within the Nineteen Eighties and 90s

Sir Salman Rushdie, a friend and fellow novelist, did not attend but provided a written tribute.. (Martin Amis pictured at the British Book Awards in 1996 with his second wife Isabel Fonseca and writer Salman Rushdie)

Sir Salman Rushdie, a pal and fellow novelist, didn’t attend however offered a written tribute.. (Martin Amis pictured on the British Ebook Awards in 1996 along with his second spouse Isabel Fonseca and author Salman Rushdie)

He by no means gained the Booker Prize however was shortlisted for the award in 1991 for Time’s Arrow and longlisted in 2003 for Yellow Canine.

His ultimate novel, Inside Story printed in 2020, was a ‘novelized autobiography’ that examined his friendship with Hitchens and his relationship along with his father, the novelist Kingsley Amis.

Mr Amis stated having a well-known author for a father was a blessing and curse however acknowledged he’d have been in a ‘very completely different place’ if his father had been a schoolteacher.

Whereas pal to Christopher Hitchens, Mr Amis stated in 2006 that ‘agnostic is the one respectable place, just because our ignorance of the universe is so huge’ that atheism is ‘untimely’.

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