Harry Potter and the night of nine glittering gongs
HARRY POTTER And The Cursed Child cast a spell over theatreland’s biggest night of the year.
The hit play, which follows the world’s favourite boy wizard into adulthood, was handed nine gongs at the Olivier Awards in London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The record haul included best actor for Jamie Parker, 37, as Harry and best supporting actress for Noma Dumezweni, 47, who was Hermione and best supporting actor for Anthony Boyle.
The ceremony was one to remember for former Doctor Who star Billie Piper, 34, who took home her first Olivier after being named best actress for her role in Yerma at the Young Vic. And comic Tim Minchin, 41, might be wishing yesterday would keep repeating itself after his Broadway adaptation of film Groundhog Day won best new musical.
Actors Sheridan Smith, Ruth Wilson, Mark Rylance, Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harington and girlfriend Rose Leslie were treated to performances by Gary Barlow and the cast of his West End show, The Girls.
The Oliviers will be shown at 8pm tomorrow on ITV.
Author: Tom Stichbury