James McAvoy to reveal Olivier nominees

Reporter: Kate Stanbury, first published Wed 04 Mar 2015 11:00

Lesley Manville and James McAvoy will reveal the lucky actors, productions and creatives competing for London theatre’s most sought-after prizes when they announce the nominations for this year’s Olivier Awards with MasterCard next Monday.

The acclaimed stage and screen actors, who follow in the footsteps of 2014 Nominations Announcement hosts Nigel Harman and Leigh Zimmerman, will oversee proceedings as the announcement is streamed live from Rosewood London on 9 March at 12:00.

Manville took home the Best Actress Award at last year’s star-studded ceremony after wowing audiences with her stunning portrayal of Helene Alving in Richard Eyre’s three-time Olivier Award-winning production of Ghosts.

X-Men star McAvoy, who is currently starring in The Ruling Class at the Trafalgar Studios, was nominated for the Best Actor prize in 2013 following his performance in Macbeth at the Trafalgar Studios.

The nominations announcement will cover all of the prestigious categories including the This Morning Audience Award, for which the theatregoing public have until midday on Thursday to vote for their favourite long-running production.

Theatre fans around the world can watch the announcement as it happens on the Olivier Awards website, but we’ll also be keeping you up to date on Twitter, where in addition to revealing the highly anticipated nominees we’ll also be posting all the best backstage moments from the event.

The most illustrious of all theatre awards ceremonies, the Olivier Awards with MasterCard will take place at London’s iconic Royal Opera House on 12 April, where next week’s nominees will join star-studded guests for the glorious celebration of London theatre.