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Okonedo Wins Best Actress At The London Theatre Awards

Sophie Okonedo has won big at the 64th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Her husband Ralph Fiennes also clinched the award for best actor. The couple performed as Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre which earned them the best actor and best actress awards.

Other winners include Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton for best musical, Jamael Westman, also took home the award for emerging talent.

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston – Network
Ralph Fiennes – Antony and Cleopatra (winner)
Ian McKellen – King Lear
Colin Morgan – Translations
Kyle Soller – The Inheritance

Best Actress

Laura Linner – My Name Is Lucy Barton
Carey Mulligan – Girls and Boys
Cecilia Noble – Nine Night
Sophie Okonedo – Antony and Cleopatra (winner)
Lia Williams – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo. Photo: BBC

Best Play

Home, I’m Darling
The Inheritance (winner)
The Lehman Trilogy
The Writer

Best Director

Stephen Daldry – The Inheritance
Marianne Elliott – Company (winner)
Robert Hastie – The York Realist
Phyllida Lloyd – Tina
Ian Rickson – Translations

Best Musical

Caroline, or Change
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Fun Home
Hamilton (winner)

Best Musical Performance

Sharon D Clarke – Caroline, or Change
Rosalie Craig – Company (winner)
Arinzé Kene – Misty
Kelli O’Hara – The King and I
Adrienne Warren – Tina

Best Design

Miriam Buether – The Jungle (winner)
Bunny Christie – Company
Es Devlin – Girls and Boys
Rae Smith – Translations
Jan Versweyveld – Network

Charles Wintour award for most promising playwright

Terrance Arvelle Chisholm – Br’er Cotton
Natasha Gordon – Nine Night (winner)
Francis Turnly – The Great Wave

Emerging Talent Award

Rona Morison – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Debris Stevenson – Poet in da Corner

Chris Walley – The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Roy Alexander Weise – Nine Night

Jamael Westman – Hamilton (winner)

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