Laurence Olivier Award Winners

Laurence Olivier Award winners

  • Abigail McKern
    Abigail McKern is an English actress who appeared, alongside her father Leo, in the last three series of Rumpole of the Bailey as his young colleague Liz Probert. She has played many other roles on stage and screen.
  • Adam J. Bernard
    Adam J. Bernard is a British actor and singer, known for his work on stage.
  • Adrian Lester
    Adrian Anthony Lester, OBE, born Anthony Harvey, is an English actor, director, and writer.
  • Adrian Scarborough
    Adrian Philip Scarborough is an English actor, most widely known for film roles including The King's Speech and television appearances including the sitcom Gavin & Stacey and his role as the butler Mr. Pritchard in the 2010 version of Upstairs Downstairs.
  • Alan Ayckbourn Alan Ayckbourn
    Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE is a prolific English playwright and director.
  • Alan Bennett Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett is a British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with the Oxford Revue. He stayed to teach and research medieval history at the university for several years.
  • Alan Cumming Alan Cumming
    Alan Cumming, OBE, is a Scottish-American actor, singer/performer, author, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays.
  • Alan Devlin (actor)
    Alan Devlin was an Irish actor.
  • Alan Howard Alan Howard
    Alan MacKenzie Howard, CBE was an English actor. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1966 to 1983, and played leading roles at the Royal National Theatre between 1992 and 2000.
  • Albert Finney
    Albert Finney is an English actor. Beginning in the theatre, Finney was especially successful in plays by William Shakespeare before he switched to films.
  • Alec Guinness Alec Guinness
    Sir Alec Guinness, was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played nine different characters.
  • Alessandra Ferri Alessandra Ferri
    Alessandra Ferri is an Italian prima ballerina. She danced with the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and La Scala Theatre Ballet and as an international guest artist, before temporally retiring on 10 August 2007, aged 44, then returning in 2013.
  • Alex Jennings
    Alex Jennings is an English actor, who has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. A three-time Olivier Award winner, he won for Too Clever by Half, Peer Gynt, and My Fair Lady.
  • Alice Krige Alice Krige
    Alice Maud Krige is a South African actress and producer. Her first feature film role was in Chariots of Fire as the Gilbert and Sullivan singer Sybil Gordon.
  • Alun Armstrong Alun Armstrong
    Alan Armstrong, known professionally as Alun Armstrong, is an English actor. Armstrong grew up in County Durham in North East England. He first became interested in acting through Shakespeare productions at his grammar school.
  • Amber Riley Amber Riley
    Amber Patrice Riley is an American actress, singer and author. She is best known for her portrayal of Mercedes Jones on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass.
  • Andrew Scott (actor) Andrew Scott (actor)
    Andrew Scott is an Irish film, television and stage actor. He plays Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock and recently played the lead in a production of Hamlet at the Harold Pinter Theatre directed by Robert Icke.
  • Andy Karl Andy Karl
    Andy Karl is an American actor and singer, best known for performing in musical theatre.
  • Aneurin Barnard
    Aneurin Barnard is a Welsh stage and screen actor. He is best known for his roles as Davey in Hunky Dory, Claude in The Truth About Emanuel, Robert "Bobby" Willis Jr. in Cilla and King Richard III in The White Queen. He stars as an army private in Christopher Nolan's action-thriller Dunkirk.
  • Angela Lansbury Angela Lansbury
    Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury, is a British-American-Irish actress who has appeared in theatre, television and film, as well as a producer, voice actress, singer, and songwriter. Her career has spanned seven decades, much of it in the United States, and her work has attracted international attention.
  • Anna Fleischle
    Anna Fleischle is a theatre designer who has worked in Theatre, Dance and Opera.
  • Anne Evans
    Dame Anne Elizabeth Jane Evans DBE is an international British operatic soprano.
  • Ann Reinking Ann Reinking
    Ann Reinking is an American actress, dancer, and choreographer. Her extensive work in musical theatre includes starring in Broadway productions of Coco, Over Here!, Goodtime Charley, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Dancin and Sweet Charity.
  • Anthony Boyle
    Anthony Boyle is a Northern Irish actor best known for his role as Scorpius Malfoy in the British play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
  • Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins
    Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh film, stage, and television actor. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre.
  • Anthony Minghella Anthony Minghella
    Anthony Minghella, CBE was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was chairman of the board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007.
  • Anton Rodgers Anton Rodgers
    Anthony "Anton" Rodgers was an English actor and occasional director. He performed on stage, in film, in television dramas and sitcoms. He starred in the sitcoms Fresh Fields, as well its sequel series French Fields and May to December.
  • Antony Sher
    Sir Antony Sher, KBE is an English actor of South African origin, a two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner and four-time nominee. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 and toured in many roles, as well as appearing on film and TV, and working as a writer and theatre director.
  • Arthur Miller Arthur Miller
    Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. He also wrote several screenplays and was most noted for his work on The Misfits.
  • Barbara Dickson Barbara Dickson
    Barbara Ruth Dickson, OBE is a Scottish singer whose hits include "I Know Him So Well", "Answer Me" and "January February". Dickson has placed fifteen albums in the UK Albums Chart from 1977 to date, and had a number of hit singles, including four which reached the Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • Barbara Leigh-Hunt
    Barbara Leigh-Hunt is a British actress who has appeared on stage, film, television and radio.
  • Barry Humphries Barry Humphries
    John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author. He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson.
  • Ben Daniels Ben Daniels
    Ben Daniels is an English actor.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE is an English actor who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. He is the son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham.
  • Benjamin Davies (actor) Benjamin Davies (actor)
    Benjamin John Gareth Davies is a Scottish actor and producer and film director.
  • Bertie Carvel Bertie Carvel
    Robert Hugh Carvel, known as Bertie Carvel, is an English actor, best known for his work in musical theatre.
  • Beryl Reid Beryl Reid
    Beryl Elizabeth Reid, OBE was a British actress of stage and screen. She won the 1967 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Killing of Sister George, the 1980 Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance for Born in the Gardens, and the 1982 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for Smiley's People.
  • Bill Alexander (director)
    William Alexander Paterson known professionally as Bill Alexander is an award-winning British theatre director who is best known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and as artistic director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
  • Bill Bryden
    William Campbell Rough Bryden CBE is a British stage- and film director and screenwriter.
  • Bill Fraser Bill Fraser
    William Simpson "Bill" Fraser was a Scottish actor who appeared on stage, screen and television for many years. In 1986 he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance for his stage role in the play When We Are Married.
  • Billie Piper Billie Piper
    Billie Paul Piper is a British singer, dancer and actress from Swindon, England.
  • Bob Crowley
    Bob Crowley is a theatre designer, and theatre director.
  • Bola Agbaje
    Bola Agbaje is an award-winning British playwright of Nigerian origin, who is under commission with Paines Plough and Tiata Fahodzi.
  • Brendan Coyle
    Brendan Coyle is a British actor. He won the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for The Weir in 1999.
  • Brian Cox (actor) Brian Cox (actor)
    Brian Denis Cox, CBE is a Scottish actor who works with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear.
  • Brian Dennehy Brian Dennehy
    Brian Manion Dennehy is an American actor of film, stage, and television. A winner of one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and a recipient of six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, he gained initial recognition for his role as the antagonistic Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood.
  • Bryony Brind
    Bryony Jane Susan St John Brind was a British ballerina and principal dancer with the Royal Ballet.
  • Bunny Christie
    Bunny Christie is a British theatre set designer.
  • Carlin Glynn
    Carlin Glynn is an American singer and retired actress. She is the mother of actress Mary Stuart Masterson.
  • Carl Toms
    Carl Toms OBE was a British set and costume designer who was known for his work in theatre, opera, ballet, and film.
  • Casey Nicholaw
    Casey Nicholaw is an American theatre director, choreographer and performer.
  • Celia Imrie Celia Imrie
    Celia Diana Savile Imrie is an English actress.
  • Charles Augins
    Charles Augins is an American actor, dancer and choreographer for stage and screen.
  • Cheryl Campbell
    Cheryl Campbell is an English actor of stage, film and television.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor, CBE is a British actor.
  • Christine Jones (scenic designer)
    Christine Jones is a scenic designer on Broadway. Her best-known designs include Spring Awakening and American Idiot. In 2010, she created an experimental, two-week project called Theatre for One in which one actor performs for one audience member. It was repeated in 2010.
  • Christopher Morahan Christopher Morahan
    Christopher Thomas Morahan CBE was an English stage and television director and production executive.
  • Christopher Oram
    Christopher Oram is a British theatre set and costume designer.
  • Clare Higgins
    Clare Frances Elizabeth Higgins is an English actress. Her film appearances include Hellraiser, ', Small Faces and The Golden Compass.
  • Cleo Demetriou
    Cleopatra "Cleo" Demetriou is a Cyprus-born Olivier Award-winning child actress most known for playing the main role in Matilda the musical in London's West End.
  • Clive Rowe
    Clive Mark Rowe, MBE is a British actor, probably best known for his role as Norman "Duke" Ellington in BBC Children's drama The Story of Tracy Beaker. He also starred as Mayor Doyle in the hit Disney show The Evermoor Chronicles.
  • Conleth Hill
    Conleth Seamus Eoin Croiston Hill is a Northern Irish film, stage and television actor. He has performed on stage in productions in the United Kingdom and the United States. He won the 2001 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor and has received two Tony Award nominations.
  • Con O'Neill (actor)
    Robert "Con" O'Neill is an English actor and singer. He began his acting career at Liverpool's Everyman Youth Theatre.
  • Daniel Evans (actor) Daniel Evans (actor)
    Daniel Gwyn Evans is a Welsh actor and director.
  • Daniel Massey (actor)
    Daniel Raymond Massey was an English actor and performer. He is possibly best known for his starring role in the British TV drama The Roads to Freedom, as Daniel, alongside Michael Bryant.
  • David Atkins David Atkins
    David Atkins, OAM is an Australian dancer, choreographer, music-theatre director and producer.
  • David Bamber
    David James Bamber is an English actor. He has worked in television and theatre. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
  • David Bedella
    David Bedella is an American TV and musical stage actor, perhaps best known for his Olivier Award-winning role in the controversial Jerry Springer - The Opera. With a baritone voice he can successfully hit notes well into the bass, tenor and the countertenor range.
  • David Bradley (actor) David Bradley (actor)
    David John Bradley is an English actor.
  • David Haig
    David Haig Collum Ward, MBE is an Olivier Award-winning English actor and FIPA Award-winning writer. He is known for playing dramatic, serio-comic and comedic roles and playing characters of varied social classes.
  • David Hare (playwright)
    Sir David Hare is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director.
  • David Healy (actor)
    David Healy was an American-born actor who appeared in British and American television shows.
  • David Hirson David Hirson
    David Hirson is an American dramatist, best known for his award-winning Broadway comedies, La Bête and Wrong Mountain.
  • David Mirvish David Mirvish
    David Mirvish, is a Canadian art collector, art dealer, theatre producer, real estate developer and son of the late Toronto discount department store owner "Honest" Ed Mirvish and artist Anne Lazar Macklin.
  • David Parry (conductor) David Parry (conductor)
    David Parry is an English conductor who is particularly known for his work within the field of opera. Described as "a man of the theatre with whom directors love to work; he is good with singers; he knows the British opera world like the back of his hand.
  • David Thacker
    David Thacker is an English award-winning theatre director. He is married to the actor Margot Leicester.
  • David Thaxton David Thaxton
    David Thaxton is a Welsh singer and musical theatre and opera performer. He starred in the Donmar Warehouse's Passion, for which he won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He previously appeared as Enjolras in the West End production of Les Misérables.
  • Deborah Findlay
    Deborah Findlay is an English actress. She joined a theatre company while studying English at the University of Leeds.
  • Deborah Warner
    Deborah Warner CBE is an internationally acclaimed British director of theatre and opera known for her interpretations of the works of Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Büchner, and Henrik Ibsen.
  • Declan Donnellan Declan Donnellan
    Declan Michael Martin Donnellan OBE is an English film/stage director and author. He co-founded the Cheek by Jowl theatre company with Nick Ormerod in 1981. In addition to his Cheek by Jowl productions, Donnellan has made theatre, opera and ballet with a variety of companies across the world.
  • Dein Perry
    Dein Perry is an award-winning Australian actor, dancer and choreographer best known for his work with Tap Dogs and the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
  • Denise Deegan
    Denise Deegan is an English novelist and playwright. She is best known for her play, Daisy Pulls It Off.
  • Denis Lawson Denis Lawson
    Denis Stamper Lawson is a Scottish actor and director. He is known for his roles as John Jarndyce in the BBC's adaptation of Bleak House, as Gordon Urquhart in the film Local Hero, as DI Steve McAndrew in BBC One's New Tricks, and as Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy.
  • Denis Quilley
    Denis Clifford Quilley, OBE was an English actor.
  • Derek Jacobi Derek Jacobi
    Sir Derek George Jacobi, is an English actor and stage director.
  • Derren Brown Derren Brown
    Derren Brown is an English mentalist and illusionist. Since his television debut with Derren Brown: Mind Control in 2000, he has produced several other shows both for the stage, and for television in both series and specials. He has also written books for magicians as well as the general public.
  • Des McAnuff
    Desmond "Des" McAnuff is the American-Canadian Tony Award-winning former artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and director of such Broadway musical theatre productions as Big River, The Who's Tommy and Jersey Boys.
  • Desmond Barrit
    Desmond Barrit is a Welsh actor, best known for his stage work.
  • Dominic Cooke
    Dominic Cooke CBE is a four time Olivier Award winning and BAFTA nominated English theatre, TV and film director and writer.
  • Dora Bryan
    Dora May Broadbent, OBE, known as Dora Bryan, was an English actress of stage, film and television.
  • Doreen Mantle
    Doreen Mantle is a South African-born English actress who is probably best known for her role as Jean Warboys in One Foot in the Grave.
  • Dorothy Tutin Dorothy Tutin
    Dame Dorothy Tutin, DBE was an English actress of stage, film and television. For her work in the theatre, she won two Olivier Awards and two Evening Standard Awards for Best Actress. She was made a CBE in 1967 and a Dame in 2000.
  • Douglas Hodge Douglas Hodge
    Douglas Hodge is an English actor, director, and musician who trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
  • Eddie Redmayne Eddie Redmayne
    Edward John David Redmayne, is an English actor of stage and screen. Born and raised in Westminster, he studied history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, after which he briefly dabbled with a modelling career.
  • Ed Mirvish Ed Mirvish
    Edwin "Honest Ed" Mirvish, was an American-Canadian businessman, philanthropist and theatrical impresario who lived in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Edward Watson (dancer)
    Edward Watson MBE is a British ballet dancer. As of 2004 he is a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London.
  • Eileen Atkins Eileen Atkins
    Dame Eileen June Atkins, DBE is an English actress and occasional screenwriter. She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953.
  • Elaine Paige Elaine Paige
    Elaine Paige is an English singer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre. Raised in Barnet, Hertfordshire, Paige attended the Aida Foster Theatre School, making her first professional appearance on stage in 1964, at the age of 16.
  • Eleanor Worthington Cox
    Eleanor Worthington Cox is a British child actress from Merseyside most known for portraying Matilda Wormwood in Matilda the Musical for which she won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, and Janet Hodgson in The Enfield Haunting, for which she received a British Academy Television Award...
  • Elena Roger Elena Roger
    Elena Silvia Roger is an Argentine actress who won the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Édith Piaf in Piaf. She has also appeared in the West End in Evita, Boeing-Boeing, and Passion.
  • Elgar Howarth Elgar Howarth
    Elgar Howarth, is an English conductor, composer and trumpeter.
  • Elizabeth Spriggs
    Elizabeth Spriggs was an English character actress.
  • Es Devlin Es Devlin
    Es Devlin OBE is a stage designer. She was awarded the 2017 London Design Medal.
  • Essie Davis
    Esther "Essie" Davis is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Amelia Vanek in The Babadook.
  • Eugene O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
    Eugene Gladstone O'Neill was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature.
  • Eve Best Eve Best
    Emily "Eve" Best is an English stage and screen actress and director, known for her television roles as Dr. Eleanor O'Hara in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie, First Lady Dolley Madison in the American Experience television special, and Monica Chatwin in the BBC miniseries The Honourable Woman.
  • Fiona Shaw Fiona Shaw
    Fiona Shaw, CBE is an Irish actress and theatre and opera director, known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films and her role as Marnie Stonebrook in season four of the HBO series True Blood.
  • Frances de la Tour Frances de la Tour
    Frances de la Tour is an English actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom Rising Damp from 1974 until 1978. She is a Tony Award winner and three-time Olivier Award winner.
  • Francis Essex Francis Essex
    Francis Essex was a British television and stage producer, author and composer. Essex's career spanned several decades during which he worked for several TV production companies.
  • Garth Fagan Garth Fagan
    Gawain Garth Fagan, CD is a Jamaican modern dance choreographer. He is the founder and artistic director of Garth Fagan Dance, a modern dance company based in Rochester, New York.
  • Gavin Creel Gavin Creel
    Gavin James Creel is an American actor, singer, and songwriter.
  • Gemma Craven
    Gemma Craven is an Irish actress.
  • Geoffrey Hutchings
    Geoffrey Hutchings was an English stage, film and television actor.
  • George Maguire (actor)
    George Maguire is an English actor and one of the three original cast members who carried the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical.
  • George Maguire (actor-musician)
    George Maguire is an Olivier Award winning British actor and musician best known for originating the role of Dave Davies in the musical Sunny Afternoon.
  • George Maguire (musician)
    George Maguire is an Olivier Award winning British actor and musician best known for originating the role of Dave Davies in the musical Sunny Afternoon.
  • Giles Havergal
    Giles Pollock Havergal CBE is a theatre director and actor, opera stage director, teacher, and adaptor.
  • Graham Clark (tenor) Graham Clark (tenor)
    Graham Clark is an English opera tenor, mainly known for his character roles like Loge, Mime and the Captain.
  • Gregg Barnes
    Gregg Barnes is an American costume designer for stage and film. Barnes is a two-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Costume Design for his work on the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone and Follies.
  • Gregory Doran
    Gregory Doran is a British director known for his Shakespearean work. The Sunday Times called him 'one of the great Shakespearians of his generation'.
  • Griff Rhys Jones Griff Rhys Jones
    Griffith Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He has starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner Mel Smith.
  • Gwen Watford Gwen Watford
    Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford was an English film, stage and television actress. She married actor Richard Bebb in 1952.
  • Hamish McColl
    Hamish McColl is a British comedian, writer and actor. He trained at the Ecole Phillippe Gaulier, Paris and Cambridge University. With Sean Foley, he formed the double act The Right Size in 1988, creating comic theatre shows which toured all over the world.
  • Handspring Puppet Company Handspring Puppet Company
    The Handspring Puppet Company is a puppetry performance and design company established in 1981 by Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, situated in Cape Town, South Africa. Thys Stander is the company's chief puppet maker.
  • Harold Pinter Harold Pinter
    Harold Pinter was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years.
  • Harriet Walter Harriet Walter
    Dame Harriet Mary Walter, is an English stage and screen actress.
  • Harry Loman
    Harry Loman was a British stage performer, comic, and afterwards a stage door keeper.
  • Helen Burns
    Helen Burns is a British actress mostly known for playing comedic roles.
  • Helen Mirren Helen Mirren
    Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, is an English actor.
  • Henry Goodman
    Henry Goodman is a RADA trained English theatre actor.
  • Howard Davies (director)
    Stephen Howard Davies CBE was a British theatre and television director.
  • Hugh Vanstone Hugh Vanstone
    Hugh Vanstone is one of the UK's foremost lighting designers. He has lit more than 160 productions, working in all spheres of live performance lighting, as well as exhibitions and architectural projects.
  • Ian Holm Ian Holm
    Sir Ian Holm CBE is an English actor known for his stage work and many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of King Lear.
  • Ian MacNeil (scenic designer)
    Ian MacNeil is a British scenic designer. He won the 1994 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design for An Inspector Calls and the 2009 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Billy Elliot The Musical.
  • Ian McDiarmid Ian McDiarmid
    Ian McDiarmid is an Olivier and Tony award-winning Scottish character actor and director. He has appeared in 47 films since 1976. Internationally, he is most famous for his role as Palpatine in the Star Wars film series.
  • Ian McKellen Ian McKellen
    Sir Ian Murray McKellen, is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics' Choice Awards.
  • Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton
    Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, CBE is an English stage and screen actress. After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Staunton began her career in repertory theatre in the 1970s before appearing in seasons at various theatres in the UK.
  • Ivo van Hove
    Ivo van Hove is a Belgian theatre director known as the artistic director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam in the Netherlands and for his Off-Broadway avant-garde experimental theatre productions.
  • Iwan Rheon Iwan Rheon
    Iwan Rheon is a Welsh actor, singer, and musician. He is known for his portrayals of Ash Weston in the ITV sitcom Vicious, Simon Bellamy in the E4 series Misfits, and Ramsay Bolton in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He has also been cast as Maximus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Inhumans.
  • Jack Lowden Jack Lowden
    Jack Andrew Lowden is a Scottish stage, television, and film actor. Following a highly successful and award-winning four-year stage career, his first major international onscreen success was in the 2016 BBC miniseries War & Peace, which led to starring roles in feature films.
  • Jack Shepherd (actor)
    Jack Shepherd is an English actor, playwright, theatre director, saxophone player and jazz pianist, who made his film debut in 1969 with All Neat in Black Stockings and The Virgin Soldiers.
  • James Dreyfus James Dreyfus
    James Dreyfus is an English actor. He is most notable for his roles on television sitcoms The Thin Blue Line as Constable Kevin Goody, and Gimme Gimme Gimme as Tom Farrell. He is most recently known for his role as Reverend Roger in Mount Pleasant.
  • James Lomas (actor) James Lomas (actor)
    James Jacob Lomas is a British Olivier Award-winning actor best known for his role as Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical.
  • James Macdonald (director)
    James Macdonald is a British theatre and film director who is best known for his work with contemporary writers such as Caryl Churchill. He was associate and deputy director of The Royal Court from 1992-2006.
  • Jamie Parker
    Jamie Parker is an English actor and singer.
  • Jane Krakowski Jane Krakowski
    Jane Krakowski is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Jenna Maroney in the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, for which she received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
  • Jane Lapotaire
    Jane Elizabeth Marie Lapotaire is a British actress.
  • Janet McTeer
    Janet McTeer, is an English actress. In 1997, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, the Olivier Award for Best Actress, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her role as Nora in A Doll's House.
  • Janie Dee Janie Dee
    Janie Dee is a British actress and singer.
  • Javier de Frutos
    Javier de Frutos is a Venezuelan dancer and choreographer, best known for his award-winning work in the 2007 West End revival of Cabaret.
  • Jeffrey Tate
    Sir Jeffrey Philip Tate was an English conductor of classical music.
  • Jenna Russell
    Jenna Russell is an English actress and singer. She has appeared on the stage in London in both musicals and dramas, as well as appearing with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Jenny Galloway
    Jenny Galloway is a British actress, and singer best known for her stage career.
  • Jeremy Northam Jeremy Northam
    Jeremy Philip Northam is an English actor. He has appeared in the films Gosford Park, Amistad, The Winslow Boy, Enigma, Martin and Lewis, amongst others. He is best remembered as Mr. Knightley in the 1996 film adpatation of Jane Austen's Emma.
  • Jill Halfpenny
    Jill Halfpenny is an English actress, best known for her roles as Rebecca Hopkins in the British soap opera Coronation Street; as Kate Mitchell in rival soap EastEnders., Izzie Redpath in Waterloo Road and Diane Manning in In The Club. She also won the second series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004.
  • Jim Norton (Irish actor)
    Jim Norton is an Irish character actor.
  • Joanna Riding Joanna Riding
    Joanna Riding is an English actress. For her work in West End musicals, she has won two Laurence Olivier Awards, and has been nominated for three others.
  • Joan Plowright
    Joan Ann Plowright, Baroness Olivier, DBE, commonly known as Dame Joan Plowright, is an English retired actress whose career has spanned over six decades. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy and two BAFTA Awards.
  • Jocelyn Pook Jocelyn Pook
    Jocelyn Pook is an English composer, pianist and viola player.
  • John Bardon
    John Bardon, was an English stage and screen actor. He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award in 1988 as 'Best Actor in a Musical' for Kiss Me, Kate, sharing the award with co-star Emil Wolk. He was best known for playing the patriarch Jim Branning on EastEnders for 13 years.
  • John Caird (director) John Caird (director)
    John Newport Caird is an English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas.
  • John Cecil Holm
    John Cecil Holm was an American dramatist, theatre director and actor. He is best known for his 1935 play Three Men on a Horse, co-written with George Abbott.
  • John Dagleish
    John Dagleish is a British actor known for his work in theatre.
  • John Gielgud
    Sir Arthur John Gielgud was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trio of actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century.
  • John Godber John Godber
    John Harry Godber is an English dramatist, known mainly for his observational comedies. In the Plays and Players Yearbook for 1993 he was reckoned to be the third most performed playwright in the UK behind William Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn.
  • John Gordon Sinclair
    John Gordon Sinclair is a Scottish actor most notable for playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl. He was born as Gordon John but took the stage name John Gordon Sinclair because Equity already had a Gordon John registered.
  • John Hodge (screenwriter)
    John Hodge is a British screenwriter and dramatist, who adapted Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting into the script for the film of the same title. His first play Collaborators won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
  • John Retallack
    John Retallack is a British playwright and director.
  • John Woodvine
    John Woodvine is an English stage and screen actor who has appeared in more than 70 theatre productions, as well as a similar number of television and film roles.
  • Jonathan Miller Jonathan Miller
    Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE is an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor.
  • Jonathan Pryce Jonathan Pryce
    Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s.
  • Jon Driscoll
    Jonathan Richard Driscoll is an English Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated theatre projection designer and lighting designer working in the West End and on Broadway. He is a Technical Associate of the National Theatre in London.
  • Jonny Lee Miller Jonny Lee Miller
    Jonathan Lee Miller is an English-American film, television and theatre actor.
  • José Montalvo (choreographer)
    José Montalvo is a prominent French dancer and choreographer. A 2001 winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Dance Production, his work has been performed in Europe, America and Asia.
  • Judi Dench Judi Dench
    Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, is an English theatre and film actress. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company.
  • Julia McKenzie
    Julia Kathleen McKenzie is an English actress, singer, presenter, and theatre director. On television, she is known for her BAFTA Award nominated role as Hester Fields in the sitcom Fresh Fields and its sequel French Fields, and as Miss Marple in Agatha Christie's Marple.
  • Julian Glover Julian Glover
    Julian Wyatt Glover is an English actor.
  • Julie Taymor Julie Taymor
    Julie Taymor is an American director of theater, opera and film. She is best known for directing the stage musical The Lion King, for which she became the first woman to win the Tony Award for directing a musical, in addition to a Tony Award for Original Costume Design.
  • Juliet Stevenson Juliet Stevenson
    Juliet Anne Virginia Stevenson, CBE is an English actor of stage and screen. She is known for her role in the film Truly, Madly, Deeply, for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
  • Julie Walters Julie Walters
    Dame Julia Mary Walters, is an English actress and writer, best known as Julie Walters. She has won two BAFTA Film Awards, four BAFTA TV Awards and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2014.
  • Karen Bruce Karen Bruce
    Karen Bruce Karen is an Award-winning Choreographer and Director, working extensively in theatre and television, both in the UK and abroad.
  • Karla Burns
    Karla Burns is an American operatic mezzo-soprano and actress who has performed nationally and internationally in opera houses, theatres, and on television.
  • Kathleen Battle Kathleen Battle
    Kathleen Deanna Battle is an American operatic soprano known for her distinctive vocal range and tone. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Battle initially became known for her work within the concert repertoire through performances with major orchestras during the early and mid-1970s.
  • Kathleen Marshall
    Kathleen Marshall is an American director, choreographer, and creative consultant.
  • Kathryn Hunter
    Kathryn Hunter is an award-winning British actress and theatre director.
  • Kenneth MacMillan Kenneth MacMillan
    Sir Kenneth MacMillan was a British ballet dancer and choreographer who was artistic director of the Royal Ballet in London between 1970 and 1977, and its principal choreographer from 1977 until his death. Earlier he had served as director of ballet for the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.
  • Ken Stott
    Kenneth Campbell "Ken" Stott is a Scottish stage, television and film actor who won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1995 in the play Broken Glass at Royal National Theatre.
  • Kerry Ingram
    Kerry Danielle Ingram is an English actress, best known for her role as Shireen Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Matilda Wormwood in Matilda the Musical.
  • Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey
    Kevin Spacey Fowler is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television.
  • Kristin Scott Thomas Kristin Scott Thomas
    Dame Kristin Ann Scott Thomas, DBE is an English actress. She won the Best Supporting Actress BAFTA Award for Four Weddings and a Funeral and received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for The English Patient.
  • Laura Michelle Kelly Laura Michelle Kelly
    Laura Michelle Kelly is an English actress and singer who is best known for playing the role of Mary Poppins in the musical of the same name.
  • Leanne Jones
    Leanne Jones is a British actress, she won the Olivier Award Best Actress Musical for Hairspray, and the Theatregoers' Choice Award Best Actress Musical both in 2008.
  • Lea Salonga Lea Salonga
    Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga, KLD, known as Lea Salonga, is a Filipina singer and actress best known for her roles in musical theatre, for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses, and as a recording artist and television performer.
  • Leigh Zimmerman Leigh Zimmerman
    Leigh Zimmerman is an American actress, singer and dancer.
  • Lesley Mackie
    Lesley Mackie is a British actress, known for her Olivier Award-winning performance as Judy Garland in the original London cast of Judy. She is also known for her role as Daisy in the horror films The Wicker Man and The Wicker Tree.
  • Lesley Manville Lesley Manville
    Lesley Manville OBE is an English actress of film, theatre and television who frequently collaborates with director Mike Leigh. For her work in his 2002 film All or Nothing and his 2010 film Another Year, she won the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year.
  • Lindsay Duncan Lindsay Duncan
    Lindsay Vere Duncan, CBE is a Scottish stage, television and film actress. On stage she has won two Olivier Awards, a Tony Award for her performance in Private Lives and another Tony Award nomination for her role in Les Liaisons dangereuses. Duncan has starred in several plays by Harold Pinter.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and actor best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights. He co-wrote the songs for Disney's Moana soundtrack and is set to star in their upcoming film Mary Poppins Returns.
  • Luke Treadaway
    Luke Antony Newman Treadaway is an English actor and singer. He has won an Olivier Award for Best Leading Actor for his performance as Christopher in the National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2013.
  • Maggie Smith
    Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, known as Maggie Smith, is an English actress. She has had an extensive, varied career on stage, film and television spanning over sixty-five years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses.
  • Marcia Warren
    Marcia Warren is an English stage, film and television actress. On stage, she appeared in Blithe Spirit as Madame Arcati, and The Sea at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
  • Margaret Courtenay (actress)
    Margaret Courtenay was a British actress, singer and entertainer, best known for her British theatre roles during the 1970s and 1980s. She was a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Margaret Harris Margaret Harris
    Margaret Frances Harris was an English theatre and opera costume and scenic designer.
  • Margaret Tyzack Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Maud Tyzack, CBE was an English actress. Her television roles included The Forsyte Saga and I, Claudius.
  • Maria Friedman
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  • Marianne Elliott (director)
    Marianne Elliott is a Tony Award winning British theatre director.
  • Mark Rylance Mark Rylance
    Sir David Mark Rylance Waters is an English actor, theatre director, and playwright. He was the first artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, between 1995 and 2005. His film appearances include Prospero's Books, Angels and Insects, Institute Benjamenta, and Intimacy.
  • Mark Strong Mark Strong
    Mark Strong is an English theatre, film and television actor. He is best known for his roles in Guy Ritchie films such as Revolver, RocknRolla, Sherlock Holmes, and Matthew Vaughn films such as Stardust, Kick-Ass, and its sequel,.
  • Mark Wigglesworth Mark Wigglesworth
    Mark Wigglesworth is an English conductor. Born in Sussex, he attended Bryanston School, Manchester University, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He won the Kondrashin Conducting Competition in Amsterdam in 1989.
  • Martine McCutcheon Martine McCutcheon
    Martine Kimberley Sherrie Ponting, known professionally as Martine McCutcheon, is an English singer, television personality and actress. McCutcheon's first television role was the role of Mandy in the TV show Bluebirds in 1989.
  • Martyn Jacques Martyn Jacques
    Martyn Jacques is a British musician, singer and songwriter mostly known as the founder and front man of cult British trio The Tiger Lillies.
  • Matt Henry (singer)
    Matt Henry is a British singer and actor who won an Olivier award for playing Lola in the London production of the musical Kinky Boots.
  • Matthew Bourne Matthew Bourne
    Sir Matthew Christopher Bourne OBE is an English choreographer. His work includes contemporary dance and dance theatre.
  • Matthew Kelly
    Matthew Kelly is an English Olivier Award-winning actor and presenter. Having been trained as a theatre actor, he first came to public prominence as a television presenter of ITV light entertainment shows such as Game for a Laugh, You Bet! and Stars in Their Eyes.
  • Matthew Warchus
    Matthew Warchus is a British director and dramatist.
  • Matt Stone Matt Stone
    Matthew Richard Stone is an American actor, animator, writer, director, producer, singer, and songwriter. He is known for co-creating South Park along with his creative partner Trey Parker, as well as co-writing the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon.
  • Maureen Lipman
    Maureen Diane Lipman, CBE is a British film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedian.
  • Michael Ball (singer) Michael Ball (singer)
    Michael Ashley Ball, OBE is an English actor, singer and broadcaster, who is known for his work in musical theatre. He made his West End debut in 1985 playing Marius in the original London production of Les Misérables, and went on star in 1987 as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera.
  • Michael Bogdanov
    Michael Bogdanov was a Welsh theatre director known for his work with new plays, modern reinterpretations of Shakespeare, musicals and work for young people.
  • Michael Boyd (theatre director)
    Sir Michael Boyd is a British theatre director, and the former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Michael Bryant (actor)
    Michael Dennis Bryant, CBE was a British stage and television actor.
  • Michael Codron
    Sir Michael Victor Codron CBE is a British theatre producer, known for his productions of the early work of Harold Pinter, Christopher Hampton, David Hare, Simon Gray and Tom Stoppard.
  • Michael Crawford Michael Crawford
    Michael Patrick Smith, known as Michael Crawford, is an English actor, comedian and singer. He has received great critical acclaim and won numerous awards during his career, which covers radio, television, film, and stagework on both London's West End and on Broadway in New York City.
  • Michael Frayn
    Michael Frayn, FRSL is an English playwright and novelist. He is best known as the author of the farce Noises Off and the dramas Copenhagen and Democracy.
  • Michael Gambon Michael Gambon
    Sir Michael John Gambon is an Irish actor who has worked in theatre, television and film.
  • Michael Grandage
    Michael Grandage CBE is a British theatre director and producer. He is currently Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company. From 2002 to 2012 he was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London.
  • Michelle Terry
    Michelle Terry is an Olivier award winning English actress and writer, known for extensive work for the Shakespeare's Globe, RSC, National Theatre and television work, notably writing and starring in Sky's The Cafe.
  • Monica Mason Monica Mason
    Dame Monica Mason, DBE, is a former ballet dancer, teacher, and artistic director of the Royal Ballet, England's foremost theatrical dance troupe.
  • Musician)
    George Maguire is an Olivier Award winning British actor and musician best known for originating the role of Dave Davies in the musical Sunny Afternoon.
  • Natalia Makarova Natalia Makarova
    Natalia Romanovna Makarova is a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer. The History of Dance, published in 1981, notes that "her performances set standards of artistry and aristocracy of dance which mark her as the finest ballerina of her generation in the West."
  • Natalie Dessay Natalie Dessay
    Natalie Dessay is a French opera singer who had a highly acclaimed career as a coloratura soprano before leaving the opera stage on 15 October 2013.
  • Nathaniel Parker Nathaniel Parker
    Nathaniel Parker is an English stage and screen actor best known for playing Detective Inspector Thomas "Tommy" Lynley in the BBC crime drama series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, and Lord Agravaine in the fourth series of Merlin.
  • Nathan Lane Nathan Lane
    Nathan Lane is an American actor and writer.
  • Ned Sherrin
    Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, CBE was an English broadcaster, author and stage director. He qualified as a barrister and then worked in independent television before joining the BBC. He appeared in a variety of radio and television satirical shows and theatre shows, some of which he also directed.
  • Nell Dunn
    Nell Mary Dunn is an English playwright, screenwriter and author.
  • Niall Buggy
    Niall Buggy is an Irish actor who has worked extensively on the stage and screen in Ireland, the UK and the US. Some of his more well known roles include the lead in Brian Friel's Uncle Vanya, for which he won an Irish Times Theatre Award and an Olivier Award for Dead Funny.
  • Nichola McAuliffe
    Nichola McAuliffe is an English television and stage actress and writer, best known for her role as Sheila Sabatini in the ITV sitcom Surgical Spirit. She has also starred in several stage musicals and won the 1988 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Kiss Me, Kate.
  • Nicola Walker
    Nicola Walker is an English actress, known for her starring roles in various British television programmes from the 1990s onwards, including Ruth Evershed in the spy drama Spooks from 2003 to 2011. She has also worked in theatre, radio and film.
  • Nigel Harman
    Nigel Derek Harman is a British actor, best known for his role as Dennis Rickman in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. He has worked mostly in theatre, with the stage being described as his "first love". He starred in the final series of Hotel Babylon.
  • Nigel Hawthorne Nigel Hawthorne
    Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne, was an English actor. He portrayed Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom Yes Minister and the Cabinet Secretary in its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister. For this role, he won four BAFTA TV Awards for Best Light Entertainment Performance.
  • Nina Stemme
    Nina Maria Stemme is a Swedish dramatic soprano opera singer.
  • Ninette de Valois Ninette de Valois
    Dame Ninette de Valois was an Anglo-Irish dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director of classical ballet. She began life in Ireland as Edris Stannus.
  • Noma Dumezweni
    Noma Dumezweni is an English actress. In 2006, she won an Olivier Award for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. She stars as Hermione Granger in the original West End and Broadway runs of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which garnered her second Olivier Award.
  • Oleg Menshikov Oleg Menshikov
    Oleg Evgenyevich Menshikov, PAR is a Russian actor, theatre director and occasional singer. He is the current artistic director of the Yermolova Theatre in Moscow.
  • Oliver Ford Davies
    Oliver Robert Ford Davies is an English actor and writer, best known for his role as Sio Bibble in Star Wars Episodes I to III. He is also known for his role as Cressen in HBO series Game of Thrones.
  • Patricia Hodge
    Patricia Ann Hodge, OBE is an English actor. She made her West End debut in 1972 and starred in the 1973 West End production of Pippin, directed by Bob Fosse.
  • Patricia Routledge
    Dame Katherine Patricia Routledge, professionally billed as Patricia Routledge, is an English actress and singer.
  • Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart
    Sir Patrick Stewart is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film in a career spanning almost six decades. He is a multiple time Olivier, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Saturn Award nominee.
  • Patti LuPone Patti LuPone
    Patti Ann LuPone is an American actress and singer, best known for her work in stage musicals. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner and a two-time Tony Award winner. She is also a 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Paul Baker (actor)
    Paul Baker is an Olivier Award winning British musical theatre star. He is remarked as one of the stage's most versatile performers based from his performances.
  • Paul Clarkson
    Paul Clarkson is an English actor, theatre director and teacher. He was born and educated in Worcester and trained at LAMDA from 1979–81.
  • Paul Copley Paul Copley
    Paul Mackriell Copley is an English actor and voice-over artist.
  • Paul Daniel
    Paul Daniel CBE is an English conductor.
  • Paule Constable
    Paule Constable is a British lighting designer. She won the 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design. She was also a nominee for four further productions and for a 2007 Tony Award on Broadway.
  • Pauline Collins Pauline Collins
    Pauline Collins, is an English actress of stage, television, and film, who first came to prominence portraying Sarah Moffat in Upstairs, Downstairs and its spin-off, Thomas & Sarah. In 1992, she released her autobiography, titled Letter to Louise.
  • Paul Jesson
    Paul Jesson is an English stage, television and film actor and an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Peggy Ashcroft
    Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft, DBE, commonly known as Peggy Ashcroft, was an English actress whose career spanned more than sixty years.
  • Penelope Keith
    Dame Penelope Keith, DBE, DL is an English actress, active in all genres, including radio, stage, television and film and primarily known for her roles in the British sitcoms The Good Life and To the Manor Born.
  • Penelope Wilton
    Dame Penelope Alice Wilton, is an English actress. She is known for starring opposite Richard Briers in the BBC sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles; playing Homily in The Borrowers and The Return of the Borrowers; and for her role as Isobel Crawley in the ITV drama Downton Abbey.
  • Peter Barnes (playwright)
    Peter Barnes was an English Olivier Award-winning playwright and screenwriter. His most famous work is the play The Ruling Class, which was made into a 1972 film for which Peter O'Toole received an Oscar nomination.
  • Peter Darling
    Peter Darling is an English dancer and choreographer best known for his award-winning work in Billy Elliot the Musical.
  • Peter Hall (director) Peter Hall (director)
    Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall CBE was an eminent English theatre, opera and film director whose obituary in The Times declared him "the most important figure in British theatre for half a century" and on his death a Royal National Theatre statement declared that Hall's "influence on the...
  • Peter Mumford (lighting designer) Peter Mumford (lighting designer)
    Peter Mumford is an international lighting designer who trained at the Central School of Art in London. He won Laurence Olivier Awards for his work, in 1995 and 2003.
  • Peter Wood (director)
    Peter Wood was an English theatre and film director.
  • Phil Cameron Phil Cameron
    Phil Cameron is a British entrepreneur, the founder of No.1 Traveller, and a former Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre producer.
  • Philip Quast Philip Quast
    Philip Mark Quast is an Australian actor and singer. He has won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical three times, the most of any actor to date.
  • Rafael Aguilar
    Rafael Aguilar was an Ecuadorian ballet dancer and choreographer. He was awarded a Britain won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer in 1992. He married Manuela Aguilar in 1970 and died in Madrid in 1995.
  • Ralph Koltai
    Ralph Koltai, CBE, RDI, is a German-born, naturalised British stage designer, who worked as associate designer of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and latterly as a sculptor.
  • Ray Cooney
    Raymond George Alfred Cooney, OBE is an English playwright and actor. His biggest success, Run for Your Wife ran for nine years in London's West End and is its longest-running comedy. He has had 17 of his plays performed there.
  • Rebecca Trehearn
    Rebecca Trehearn is an actress, best known for her work in musical theatre. She trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 2014.
  • Richard Eyre
    Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre is an English film, theatre, television and opera director.
  • Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths
    Richard Thomas Griffiths, OBE was an English actor of film, television, and stage.
  • Richard Hudson (stage designer)
    Richard Hudson is a Zimbabwean stage designer best known for his work for The Lion King, which won him the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art.
  • Richard McCabe
    Richard McCabe is a British actor who has specialised in classical theatre. He is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Robert Icke
    Robert Icke is an English writer and theatre director. He has been called the "great hope of British theatre."
  • Robert Lindsay (actor)
    Robert Lindsay Stevenson, known professionally as Robert Lindsay, is an English actor.
  • Robert Stephens Robert Stephens
    Sir Robert Graham Stephens was a leading English actor in the early years of Britain's Royal National Theatre. He was one of the most respected actors of his generation and was at one time regarded as the natural successor to Laurence Olivier.
  • Roger Allam Roger Allam
    Roger William Allam is an English actor, known primarily for his stage career, although he has performed in film, television and radio.
  • Roger Hall
    Roger Leighton Hall is one of New Zealand's most successful playwrights, arguably best known for comedies that carry a vein of social criticism and feelings of pathos.
  • Roger Hall (playwright)
    Roger Leighton Hall is one of New Zealand's most successful playwrights, arguably best known for comedies that carry a vein of social criticism and feelings of pathos.
  • Roger Rees
    Roger Rees was a Welsh actor and director, widely known for his stage work. He won an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his performance as the lead in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
  • Rory Kinnear Rory Kinnear
    Rory Michael Kinnear is an English actor and playwright who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In 2014, he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Shakespeare's villain Iago in the National Theatre production of Othello.
  • Rosemary Leach
    Rosemary Anne Leach was a British stage, television and film actress.
  • Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson
    Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.
  • Roy Hudd Roy Hudd
    Roy Hudd, OBE is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author and authority on the history of music hall entertainment.
  • Rufus Sewell
    Rufus Frederik Sewell is an English actor. In film, he has appeared in Kenneth Branagh's rendition of Hamlet playing Fortinbras, The Woodlanders, Dangerous Beauty, Dark City, A Knight's Tale, The Illusionist, Tristan and Isolde, and Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence.
  • Rupert Goold Rupert Goold
    Rupert Goold, CBE is an English theatre director. He is the artistic director of the Almeida Theatre. Goold was the artistic director of Headlong Theatre Company.
  • Ruthie Henshall Ruthie Henshall
    Valentine Ruth Henshall, known professionally as Ruthie Henshall, is an English actress, singer and dancer known for her work in musical theatre. She began her professional stage career in 1986, before making her West End debut in Cats in 1987.
  • Ruth Wilson
    Ruth Wilson is an English actress. She is known for her performances in Suburban Shootout, Jane Eyre, and as Alice Morgan in the BBC TV psychological crime drama Luther since 2010.
  • Samantha Spiro
    Samantha Spiro is a double Olivier Award-winning English actress.
  • Sam Mendes Sam Mendes
    Samuel Alexander Mendes, is an English stage and film director. He is best known for directing the drama film American Beauty, which earned him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the crime film Road to Perdition, and the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre.
  • Sam Wanamaker Sam Wanamaker
    Samuel Wanamaker, CBE was an American actor and director who moved to the UK after he feared being blacklisted in Hollywood due to his early pronounced liberal sympathies.
  • Sara Crowe
    Sara Crowe is a Scottish film and stage actress who mainly plays comedy roles.
  • Sergio Trujillo
    Sergio Trujillo is a Colombian choreographer. Trujillo was the recipient of the 2015 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer.
  • Sheila Gish Sheila Gish
    Sheila Gish was a British stage and screen actress. For her role in the 1995 London revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical Company, she won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical.
  • Sheila Hancock
    Sheila Cameron Hancock, CBE is an English actress and author. Hancock trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before starting her career in repertory theatre. Hancock went on to perform in plays and musicals in London, and her Broadway debut in Entertaining Mr Sloane.
  • Sheridan Smith Sheridan Smith
    Sheridan Smith, OBE is an English actress, singer and dancer.
  • Sherrie Hewson Sherrie Hewson
    Sherrie Lynn Hutchinson is an English actor, presenter, broadcaster, television personality and novelist. She is known for her roles on the ITV soap operas Coronation Street, Crossroads, and Emmerdale.
  • Shuler Hensley Shuler Hensley
    Shuler Paul Hensley is an American singer and actor.
  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a Belgian choreographer, and the 2014 winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.
  • Simon Cadell
    Simon John Cadell was an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Jeffrey Fairbrother in the first five series of the BBC situation comedy Hi-de-Hi!.
  • Simon McBurney
    Simon Montagu McBurney, OBE is an English actor, writer and director. He is the founder and artistic director of the Théâtre de Complicité, London.
  • Simon Russell Beale Simon Russell Beale
    Simon Russell Beale, CBE is an English actor, author and music historian.
  • Slava Polunin Slava Polunin
    Vyacheslav Ivanovich "Slava" Polunin PAR is a Russian performance artist and clown. He is the creator of the stage spectacles Asisyai-revue, Slava's Snowshow and Diabolo.
  • Slava's Snowshow Slava's Snowshow
    Slava's Snowshow is a stage spectacle created and staged by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin. The show won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.
  • Sophia Kiely
    Sophia Elsie Kiely is an English Olivier Award winning child actress who played the titular role of Matilda in Matilda the Musical. Kiely shared the role with Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram and Eleanor Worthington Cox.
  • Sophie Thompson
    Sophie Thompson is an English actress who has worked in television, film and theatre.
  • Stephen Daldry Stephen Daldry
    Stephen David Daldry, CBE born 2 May 1960 is an English director and producer of both film and theatre. He has won two Olivier Awards for his work in the West End and a Tony Award for his work on Broadway.
  • Stephen Flaherty
    Stephen Flaherty is an American composer of musical theatre. He works most often in collaboration with the lyricist/bookwriter Lynn Ahrens.
  • Stephen Mear
    Stephen Mear is an English dancer and choreographer best known for his award-winning work in musical theatre. In 2005, Mear and co-choreographer Matthew Bourne won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Choreography, for their work on the new West End musical Mary Poppins.
  • Stephen Moore (actor) Stephen Moore (actor)
    Stephen Moore is a retired English actor, known for his work on British television since the mid-1970s.
  • Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim
    Stephen Joshua Sondheim is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theatre. Sondheim has received an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Steve McNicholas
    Steve McNicholas is an English director, composer, actor and co-founder of dance percussion act Stomp.
  • Taliep Petersen
    Taliep Petersen was a South African singer, composer and director of a number of popular musicals. He worked most notably with David Kramer, with whom he won an Olivier Award.
  • Tamsin Greig Tamsin Greig
    Tamsin Margaret Mary Greig is an English actress. She played Fran Katzenjammer in Black Books and Dr. Caroline Todd in Green Wing. She stars as Beverly Lincoln in the transatlantic sitcom Episodes, and also currently stars as Jackie in the Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner.
  • Terry Hands
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  • Terry Johnson (dramatist)
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  • The Royal Ballet The Royal Ballet
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  • Thuli Dumakude
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  • Tim Minchin Tim Minchin
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  • Tim Rice Tim Rice
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  • Tobias Hoheisel Tobias Hoheisel
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