RADA alumna Glenda Jackson has won Best Actress at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, which were held at the weekend. She won the award for her title role in the Old Vic's production of King Lear - her first role on stage since returning to acting after retiring from politics in 2015.
See below for more details of all the RADA alumni nominated. The award ceremony was hosted by RADA graduate Phoebe Waller-Bridge; click here to see the full list of winners.
Friday 17 November 2017
The shortlist for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards was announced today, with two RADA Acting graduates in the running.
Glenda Jackson has been nominated for the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress for her performance as King Lear at the Old Vic. The production marked her first return to the London stage since becoming an MP in 1992. The production also featured RADA alumni Jane Horrocks (Regan) and Danny Webb (Duke of Cornwall), alongside 2016 graduates Fehinti Balogun and Matt Gavan.
Bertie Carvel has also been nominated for Best Actor for his performance as Rupert Murdoch in James Graham’s Ink, which premiered at the Almeida to five star reviews and is now running in the West End. He is joined in the production by alumni Pearl Chanda and Sophie Staton, and the show has also been nominated for Best Play.
Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 3 December at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Click here to see the full shortlist.