LONDON EVENING STANDARD
LOUISE JURY, CHIEF ARTS CORRESPONDENT
28 November, 2014
Stars including Dame Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Carey Mulligan and Eddie Redmayne will hand out the honours at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
It will be a night to remember as Sienna Miller, Sir Ian McKellen, American actress Anna Kendrick and Damian Lewis — the host of the 2013 ceremony — also turn out at the London Palladium on Sunday to honour fellow professionals.
Dame Helen, who was named best actress last year, will anoint this year’s best actor from among Tom Hiddleston, Ben Miles and Mark Strong.
And Idris Elba will present the Natasha Richardson Award for best actress from a line-up of five: Gillian Anderson, Helen McCrory, Tanya Moodie, Billie Piper and Kristin Scott Thomas.
The NOOK Award for best play will be presented by James McAvoy, who returns to the stage in January in The Ruling Class. And Cumberbatch, who jointly won best actor in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, will warm up for his stage return as Hamlet by revealing the recipient of an award given in the name of the Evening Standard’s owner, Evgeny Lebedev.
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