December 01, 2014 04:28:01 GMT
Tom Hiddleston and Gillian Anderson are big winners at the 2014 Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Hiddleston and Anderson were awarded with Best Actor and Best Actress award respectively at a ceremony which took place at the London Palladium on Sunday night, November 30.
The Loki depicter on "The Avengers" took home the award for his role in "Coriolanus" after beating other contenders such as Mark Strong and Ben Miles. Receiving the trophy from Helen Mirren, Hiddleston said that he was "so proud" to be honored with the award. As quoted by BBC, the 33-year-old actor described "Coriolanus" as a "bloody, brutal, angry play." He received four stitches during the gig and "had the scars to prove it."
Anderson, meanwhile, won the Best Actress award for her performance in "A Streetcar Named Desire". The actress, who currently stars on "The Fall" alongside Jamie Dornan, was quoted as saying, "I haven't done that many plays and any time I do one I feel like an imposter."
James McAvoy handed the NOOK Award for Best Play to Rona Munro's "The James Plays" while the Best Musical trophy was awarded to "The Scottsboro Boys". Benedict Cumberbatch, who attended the event with his theater director/actress fiancee Sophie Hunter, presented the lifetime achievement award to Tom Stoppard.
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