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TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy on the red carpet for the gala presentation of Hysteria

Considering Hysteria is a film about vibrators, the premiere’s red carpet last night at Roy Thompson Hall was a surprisingly modest affair. Director Tanya Wexler appeared uncomfortable in front of the cameras and was rushed inside without signing any autographs (although she did wave to fans, yelling, “Hi Canada!” and “Sorry” as her PR people ushered her out of the spotlight). Hugh Dancy, whose immaculate beard has been getting rave reviews, arrived with a smile. Jonathan Pryce gave one of the most dignified and professional red carpet performances we’ve seen so far at the festival, gazing directly into each camera and laughing it off when a cheeky photographer accidentally called him “Vincent.” Then, of course, there was Maggie Gyllenhaal, elegantly dressed head to toe in white. She did have to be prompted to remove a long black blazer, but in her defense it was freezing. Under the shining spotlights of CityTV’s cameras, subtle streaks of grey were visible in her up-do. Gyllenhaal lets her greys show! She’s the real deal, and we love her for it. See our photo gallery, after the jump.