It was a busy press room on Sunday night at the London Hilton where the ceremony for the 29th annual Laurence Olivier Awards, the UK’s most prestigious theatre prizes, took place.

Here are a few more photos of various winners and presenters for your delectation, including: Clare Higgins (pictured right), Richard Griffiths, Alan Bennett, Kim Cattrall, Amanda Harris, Laura Michelle Kelly, Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Tim Healy, Brian Conley, Michael Grandage, Patrick Stewart, Joshua Jackson and Paralympian Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.

  • For the full list of 2005 Olivier winners & first photos, click here
  • For analysis of the judges’ decisions, click here
  • For reporting on the entertainment & acceptance remarks, click here
  • For full lyrics of the song that rocked the party, click here
  • For additional titbits from the night in The Goss, click here
  • For an overview of the Oliviers & other awards in Features, click here

    Best Actor Richard Griffiths & The History Boys' author Alan Bennett

    Richard Griffiths & his award presenter, Whose Life Is It Anyway?'s Kim Cattrall

    Amanda Harris who won Best Supporting Performance in a Supporting Role for the RSC's Othello

    Amanda Harris with her award presenter, A Life in the Theatre's Joshua Jackson

    Clare Higgins who won her third Best Actress Olivier, this time for Hecuba at the Donmar Warehouse

    Best Actress in a Musical winner Laura Michelle Kelly, aka Mary Poppins

    Laura Michelle Kelly & her award presenter Tim Healy, soon to appear in Billy Elliot

    Nathan Lane & Lee Evans from Best New Musical The Producers

    Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Grandage & Brian Conley, soon to appear in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, who presented him with the Outstanding Musical Production prize for Grand Hotel

    Best Actor in a Musical Nathan Lane & his award presenter, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson

    Best Actor in a Musical, The Producers' original Max Bialystock, Nathan Lane

    Presenters Patrick Stewart & Joshua Jackson, currently co-starring in A Life in the Theatre