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Evening Standard Awards: Idris Elba and Claire Foy co-host, while Phoebe Waller-Bridge presents

The event returns to Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 18 November

Idris Elba, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Claire Foy
Idris Elba, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Claire Foy
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge will return to present the 64th annual Evening Standard Awards, which are happening this year on 18 November at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

The Fleabag and Solo: A Star Wars Story star, who also penned and oversees the Emmy-nominated TV series Killing Eve, presented the same event last year, and in 2013 was nominated for the Most Promising Playwright award.

Three of the event's co-hosts have also been announced. Returning once more will be Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, joined by Emmy award-winner Claire Foy (The Crown) and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther).

Presented annually, the Evening Standard Awards feature categories including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Play, Most Promising Playwright, Emerging Talent, Best Director, Best Design, Best Musical and Best Musical Performance.

The shortlist for the awards will be announced in October.

Last year saw Glenda Jackson, Amber Riley and Andrew Garfield pick up awards, with The Ferryman winning three out of four nominations.