Winners were announced tonight (21 March 2010) in the 34th annual Laurence Olivier Awards, one of biggest and most star-studded dates in the theatrical calendar, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London. Our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was on hand to capture the all of the celebrity comings and goings from the ballroom to the pressroom. (See www.whatsonstage.com/oliviers for more photos, full results and other coverage.)

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This year’s Oliviers ceremony was hosted by Anthony Head. Amongst the nominees, guest presenters and other VIPs in attendance were: Gillian Anderson, Rowan Atkinson, Hayley Atwell, Aneurin Barnard, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Matthew Bourne, Derren Brown, Lorraine Burroughs, Mackenzie Crook, Michelle Dockery, David Essex, Shirley Jones, Aled Jones, Rory Kinnear, Maureen Lipman, Patina Miller, Elaine Paige, Simon Paisley Day, Tim Pigott-Smith, Kelly Price, Jonathan Pryce, Phylicia Rashad, Roger Rees, Iwan Rheon, Mark Rylance, Lesley Sharp, Tony Sheldon, Samantha Spiro, Imelda Staunton, Juliet Stevenson, Rachael Stirling, Tom Stoppard, Margaret Tyzack, Hannah Waddigham, Charlotte Wakefield, Rachel Weisz, Samuel West, Ruth Wilson, Jude Law, Kim Cattrall, Rosamund Pike, Tamsin Greig, Rupert Friend, David Essex, Arlene Phillips, Jill Halfpenny, Adam Cooper, Elaine Paige, Russell Watson, Duncan James, James Earl Jones, Larry Lamb and Barbara Windsor.

The Laurence Olivier Awards were created in 1976, then called the Society of West End Theatre Awards, to recognise excellence on the London stage. They were rebranded in 1984 when Lord Olivier agreed to have his name associated with them.


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