Gallery: A right royal occasion for stars of the stage

Prince William, Sir Elton John and Glenn Close were all in attendance at the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

The 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards took place at the Old Vic on Sunday night, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child winning the prize for best play. Other winners included Ralph Fiennes, who was named best actor for his performances in Richard III and The Master Builder, and Billie Piper, who picked up the award for best actress for her starring role in Yerma at the Young Vic. Glenn Close won the award for best musical performance, John Malkovich was given the best director gong and the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar was named best musical. Sir David Attenborough was also a given a prize, the beyond theatre award for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting. The ceremony, hosted by Rob Brydon, was a star-studded affair with Prince William, Elton John and Sir Ian McKellen in attendance, alongside Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dame Shirley Bassey and many others.

Prince William

Prince William

Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Lord Lloyd Webber and Sir Patrick Stewart

Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Lord Lloyd Webber and Sir Patrick Stewart

Billie Piper

Billie Piper

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough

Ralph Fiennes and Dame Shirley Bassey

Ralph Fiennes and Dame Shirley Bassey

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

David Furnish and Sir Elton John

David Furnish and Sir Elton John

Sir Michael Gambon

Sir Michael Gambon

Lily Donaldson

Lily Donaldson

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Dame Maggie Smith

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Dame Maggie Smith

Sir Kenneth Branagh

Sir Kenneth Branagh

Orlando Bloom and Sir Ian McKellen

Orlando Bloom and Sir Ian McKellen

Elizabeth Debicki

Elizabeth Debicki


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