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    Gallery: A right royal occasion for stars of the stage

    14 November 2016

    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