David Walliams celebrated his 41st birthday with celebrity pals including Russell Brand and Jimmy Carr on Tuesday (28.08.12).

The 'Little Britain' star and his model wife Lara Stone invited some of their closest friends to a special screening of James Bond movie 'The Spy Who Loved Me' at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London before whisking them off to dinner at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in The Savoy.

Guests were served martinis followed by a traditional British, three-course supper and while Russell was said to be in high spirits, there was no sign of his latest romantic conquest Geri Halliwell.

David posted a picture of himself with Russell and Jimmy on twitter with the caption ''Birthday party fun''.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''David held a drinks Celebration for his friends in the BFI atrium, shortly before going on stage and introducing the film.

''He also played the audience a special clip featuring himself and Roger Moore which was the talk of the evening.

''Production designer Sir Ken Adam was another surprise guest and let slip Stanley Kubrick had secretly visited 'The Spy Who Loved Me' set to give lighting advice.

''After the screening, David and Lara had arranged for cars to transport their guests to the hotel.

''They were then whisked into the sectioned-off bar and treated to cocktails and champagne.''

Pals revealed David chose the themed bash because he is such a huge fan of the fictional spy.

The source added: ''David's a massive James Bond fan, and the whole evening was tailored around the franchise.

''The guests dined on Caviar, steak and Eton Mess - three of James Bond's favourites - and a great time was had by all.''