The Oliviers in pictures

The great and the glitzy of the acting world were out in force at last night's annual theatre awards...

Last night stage stars swapped the boards for the red carpet at the annual Olivier awards, which took place at London’s Royal Opera House.


Mark Strong and Penelope Wilton took took home the best actor and actress statuettes, while Kevin Spacey was honoured with a special award for his transformation of London’s Old Vic theatre – and treated the audience to a rendition of A Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Other winners included Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury, who won best supporting actress for Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, her first West End show in 40 years; John Dagleish and George Maguire (the chap in the hipster hat) for Sunny Afternoon, which also won best new musical; and Katie Brayben and Lorna Want for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

See the full list here.