Adrian Scarborough wins Olivier Award

Adrian Scarborough with Best Supporting Actress Michelle Terry at the 2011 Olivier Awards

March 14, 2011

Adrian Scarborough has been named Best Supporting Actor at the 2011 Olivier Awards.

Adrian won the coveted statuette for his performance as hungover hanger-on John Reid in the National Theatre’s production of After the Dance, which landed a total of four awards. At the time, Michael Billington described him as “unimprovable” in The Guardian, while in the Evening Standard, Henry Hitchings wrote, “Adrian Scarborough has perhaps never been better.” Thea Sharrock’s exquisite production, which also featured Pandora ColinJuliet Howland and Natalie Thomas, was named Best Revival and won the award for Best Costume. Nancy Carroll, who played Joan Fowler, was awarded Best Actress.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Into the Woods, which starred Mark Hadfield as The Baker, won Best Musical Revival and The Railway Children, in which both Nicholas Bishop and Sarah Quintell starred, was named Best Entertainment. The Royal Court’s Sucker Punch, starring Anthony Welsh and Trevor Laird, won Best Choreography.

As part of the ceremony, which took place at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Alfie Boe sang Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific and presented the awards for Best New Opera Production and Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

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