Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a Revival

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Laurence Olivier Award
for Actress of the Year in a Revival
Awarded for Actress of the Year in a Revival
Location  United Kingdom
Presented by The Society of London Theatre
Currently held by Harriet Walter for A Question of Geography and Twelfth Night and Three Sisters (1988)
Official website Olivier Awards.com

The Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a Revival was an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Laurence Olivier.

In 1984 the award was combined with the Actress of the Year in a New Play award to create the current Best Actress award. The award was given for the last time in the 1988 ceremony.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Actor Play Character
1976
Dorothy Tutin A Month in the Country Natalya Petrovna
Susan Fleetwood The Playboy of the Western World, Hamlet and Tamburlaine the Great Margaret Flaherty / Ophelia / Zenocrate
Geraldine McEwan On Approval Maria Wislack
Googie Withers The Cherry Orchard and An Ideal Husband Ranevskaya / Lady Chiltern
1977
Judi Dench Macbeth Lady Macbeth
Francesca Annis Troilus and Cressida Cressida
Susan Fleetwood The Plough and the Stars Nora
Janet Suzman Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler
1978
Dorothy Tutin The Double Dealer Lady Plyant
Eileen Atkins Twelfth Night Viola
Ingrid Bergman Waters of the Moon Unknown
Wendy Hiller Waters of the Moon Mrs. Whyte
1979
Zoë Wanamaker Once in a Lifetime May Daniels
Paola Dionisotti The Taming of the Shrew Katherina Minola
Glenda Jackson Antony and Cleopatra Cleopatra
Billie Whitelaw Happy Days Winnie

1980s[edit]

Year Actor Play Character
1980
Judi Dench Juno and the Paycock Juno Boyle
Maria Aitken Private Lives Amanda
Geraldine McEwan The Browning Version and Harlequinade Millie Crocker-Harris / Edna Gosport
Susan Tracy Anna Christie Anna Christie
1981
Margaret Tyzack Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha
Sinéad Cusack The Maid's Tragedy Evadne
Rosemary Harris All My Sons Kate Keller
Penelope Wilton Man and Superman Ann Whitefield
1982
Cheryl Campbell A Doll's House Nora Helmer
Judi Dench The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Bracknell
Felicity Kendal The Second Mrs Tanqueray Paula Jarman
Mary Maddox Rocket to the Moon Belle Stark
1983
Frances de la Tour A Moon for the Misbegotten Josie
Sinéad Cusack The Taming of the Shrew Katherina Minola
Rosemary Harris Heartbreak House Hesione Hushabye
Helen Mirren Antony and Cleopatra Cleopatra
1984
Vanessa Redgrave The Aspern Papers Miss Tina
Glenda Jackson Strange Interlude Nina
Juliet Stevenson Measure for Measure Isabella
Zoë Wanamaker Twelfth Night Viola
1988
Harriet Walter A Question of Geography and Twelfth Night and Three Sisters Dacha / Viola / Masha
Estelle Kohler Titus Andronicus and Hello and Goodbye Tamora / Hester
Vanessa Redgrave A Touch of the Poet Nora Melody
Imelda Staunton Uncle Vanya Sonya

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