Winners in attendance included: Eve Best, Brian Dennehy, Noma Dumezweni, Gerald Sibleyras, Derren Brown, Richard Eyre, Lee Hall, Stephen Daldry, Jane Krakowski, Michael Grandage, James Lomas, George Maguire, Liam Mower, Celia Imrie, Nicolas Kent and Sir Ian McKellen.
Awards presenters were: Alex Kingston, Angela Rippon, Anita Dobson, Catherine Tate, Christian Slater, Dominic Cooke, Jodhi May, Kathleen Turner, Martin Jarvis, Matthew Modine, Michael Grandage, Michelle Collins, Natascha McElhone, Neve Campbell, Nigel Havers, Paul O'Grady, Piers Morgan, Reece Shearsmith, Richard Olivier, Roger Allam, Sam West and Sir Simon Milton.
In addition, there were numerous nominees and other celebrity guests in attendance, including: Tracie Bennett, Jorg Betts, Christopher Biggins, Victoria Wood, David Furnish, Lee Hall, David Lan, Nick Moran, Clare Higgins, Laura Wade, Helen McCrory Damian Lewis, Richard Bean, Jenny Eclair, Douglas Hodge, Ewan McGregor, Jenna Russell, Harriet Walter, Guy Henry, Con O’Neill, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Bradley, Anne Reid, Paul Ritter, Peter Quilter, Scarlet Strallen, Sean Foley, Howard Brenton, Lez Brotherston, Brian May, Megan Dodds, Clint Dyer, Rick Fisher, Jamila Gavin, Deborah Findlay, Terry Jardine, Charlotte Jones, James Nesbitt, Owen McCafferty, Conleth Hill, Richard Norton-Taylor, Christopher Oram, Peter Oswald, Graham Sheffield, Ian Talbot, Catherine Tate, David Threlfall, Derek Jacobi, Phyllida Lloyd, Ian MacNeil, Anthony Minghella, Maximilian Schell and Haydn Gwynne.
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MORE PHOTOS FROM THE 2006 OLIVIER AWARDS:
Hedda Gabler’s Eve Best & Death of a Salesman’s Brian Dennehy
were named Best Actress & Best Actor
Sir Ian McKellen collected the Society’s Special Award, for his lifetime’s contribution to theatre,
from Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Grandage
Royal Court artistic director designate Dominic Cooke presented the award for
Best Revival to Richard Eyre for Hedda Gabler