Olivier Award Winners: Where are they now?

See where people have ended up after winning their first Olivier Award

Patsy Ferran at the Olivier Awards (2019-04-07) by Pamela RaithSociety of London Theatre & UK Theatre

Where do award-winners end up?

From titans of the silver screen to stalwarts of the stage, check out all these Olivier Award-winners and what they ended up doing next!

Marianne Elliot, Chris Hooper, Patti LuPone and Jonathan Bailey (2019-04-07) by David LeveneSociety of London Theatre & UK Theatre

Jonathan Bailey

You might know Jonathan Bailey from Bridgerton, but did you know he has roots in musical theatre? Jonathan won his first Olivier in 2019 for his supporting role in Company alongside Patti LaPone and Rosalie Craig. Watch his acceptance speech in the next slide.

Jonathan Bailey wins Best Supporting Actor in a Musical

Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench (2015-04-12) by Alastair MuirSociety of London Theatre & UK Theatre

Judi Dench and Ian McKellen

An Olivier Award can be the start of a mammoth  career! Both Judi Dench and Ian McKellen won their first award in 1977 - Judi for Macbeth and Ian for Pillars Of The Community. Watch as Ian was awarded the Olivier Special Award for his achievements in theatre in 2020.

Ian McKellen wins the 2020 Olivier Special Award

The Matildas and Miss Trunchbull with their Oliviers (2012-04-15) by Helen MaybanksSociety of London Theatre & UK Theatre

The Matildas!

All 4 leads in Matilda The Musical won Best Actress In A Musical in 2012! Since then, you might have spotted Kerry Ingram in Game Of Thrones as Shireen Baratheon or Eleanor Worthington Cox in her BAFTA-nominated role in The Enfield Haunting. Check out their ten year reunion next.

The Matildas reunite after 10 years

Noma Dumezweni (2017-04-09) by Pamela RaithSociety of London Theatre & UK Theatre

Noma Dumezweni

Noma went from winning her first Olivier in 2006 for her role in A Raisin In The Sun to being our very own voiceover star in 2022 (taking over from Zoe Wanamaker, who made her own Olivier Award win back in 1979!). You can see her presenting an award over her own voiceover here!

Noma Dumezweni presents the Best New Play Olivier Award

Liz Carr, Akiya Henry, Tori Burgess and Christina Gordon (2022-04-10) by David LeveneSociety of London Theatre & UK Theatre

Find out more Olivier Award winners

You can see the full list of Olivier Award winners over the years on the Olivier Awards website and do some digging of your own!

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