Judi Dench makes history at Olivier Awards


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The veteran actress won best actress in a supporting role for The Winter’s Tale taking her total Olivier Awards wins to eight.

 

The former James Bond actress joked as she accepted her award: “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m absolutely livid as I had a bet with my grandson … and I’m never going to be able to forget it”.

 

Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch lost out as Kenneth Cranham took home the Oliver Award for best actor.
Full winner’s list at the 2016 Olivier Awards:
Best Actor
Kenneth Cranham for The Father, Wyndham’s Theatre
Best Actress
Denise Gough for People, Places and Things, National Theatre, Dorfman
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Gatiss for Three Days In The Country, National Theatre, Lyttelton
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Judi Dench for The Winter’s Tale, Garrick Theatre
Best Director
Robert Icke for Oresteia, Almeida Theatre
Best Revival
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, National Theatre, Lyttelton
Best Entertainment and Family
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Apollo Theatre
Best Costume Design
Gregg Barnes for Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre
Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design
Anna Fleischle for Hangmen, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre and Wyndham’s Theatre
White Light Award For Best Lighting Design
Mark Henderson for Gypsy, Savoy Theatre
Best Sound Design
Tom Gibbons for People, Places and Things, National Theatre, Dorfman
Best New Opera Production
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Royal Opera House
Outstanding Achievement in Opera
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra for The Force Of Destiny, Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk and The Queen Of Spades, London Coliseum
Olivier Awards
Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Pat Kinevane and Fishamble for Silent, Soho Theatre
Virgin Atlantic Best New Play
Hangmen at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre and Wyndham’s Theatre
Magic Radio Audience Award
The Phantom Of The Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre
Best New Comedy
Nell Gwynn, Apollo Theatre
Best New Dance Production
Woolf Works by Wayne McGregor, Royal Opera House
Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Alessandra Ferri for her performances in Chéri and Woolf Works, Royal Opera House
Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music
In The Heights – Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Orchestrated and Arranged by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, King’s Cross Theatre
Best Theatre Choreographer
Drew McOnie for In The Heights, King’s Cross Theatre
Best Actor in a Musical
Matt Henry for Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre
Best Actress in a Musical
Imelda Staunton for Gypsy, Savoy Theatre
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
David Bedella for In The Heights, King’s Cross Theatre
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Lara Pulver for Gypsy, Savoy Theatre
Best Musical Revival
Gypsy, Savoy Theatre
MasterCard Best New Musical
Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre
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