Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Awarded for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Location  United Kingdom
Presented by The Society of London Theatre
Currently held by Jack Lowden for Ghosts (2014)
Official website Olivier Awards.com

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role is 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 Lord Olivier.

The award was first given in 1977 but in the years following was often given as a singular award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Actor Play Character
1977
Nigel Hawthorne Privates on Parade Major Giles Flack
Michael Pennington Romeo and Juliet Mercutio
Paul Rogers The Madras House Henry Huxtable
Patrick Ryecart Candida Eugene Marchbanks
1978
Robert Eddison Twelfth Night Andrew Aguecheek / Feste
Michael Bryant The Double Dealer Sir Paul Plyant
Julian Glover Coriolanus Aufidius
Robert Stephens Brand Mayor
1979
Patrick Stewart Antony and Cleopatra Mark Antony
Michael Bryant Undiscovered Country Dr. von Aigner
Stephen Greif Death of a Salesman Biff
David Suchet Once in a Lifetime Herman Glogauer

1980s[edit]

Year Actor Play Character
1980
David Threlfall Nicholas Nickleby Angry Gentleman / Smike
Simon Callow Amadeus Schikaneder
Edward Petherbridge Nicholas Nickleby Newman Noggs
John Rogan Juno and the Paycock Joxer Daly
1981
Joe Melia Good Maurice
Tony Church Hamlet Polonius
Norman Rodway Shadow of a Gunman Seuman Shields
Tom Wilkinson Hamlet Horatio
1982
David Healy Guys and Dolls Nicely Nicely Johnson
Geoffrey Hutchings A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom
Stephen Moore All's Well That Ends Well Parolles
Paul Rogers The Importance of Being Earnest Rev. Canon Chasuble
1983
Alan Devlin A Moon for the Misbegotten Phil Hogan
Ian McDiarmid Tales from Hollywood Bertolt Brecht
Mark Rylance Arden of Faversham Michael
Antony Sher King Lear Fool
1984
Edward Petherbridge Strange Interlude Charles Marsden
Ramolao Makhene "Master Harold"...and the Boys Sam
Richard O'Callaghan Twelfth Night Feste
Timothy Spall Saint Joan Charles, the Dauphin

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Play Character
1991
David Bradley King Lear The Fool
Ben Daniels Never the Sinner Richard Loeb
Mick Ford Singer Stefan
Jonathan Kent The Rehearsal Unknown
1992
Oleg Menshikov When She Danced Sergei Yesenin
Simon Russell Beale Troilus and Cressida Thersites
Henry Goodman Angels in America Roy Cohn / Prior 2
Ken Stott The Recruiting Officer Sergeant Kite
1993
Julian Glover Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 Henry IV of England
Robin Bailey Trelawny of the Wells Sir William Gower
David Bradley Henry IV, Part 2 Justice Shallow
Martin Shaw An Ideal Husband Lord Goring
1994
Joseph Mydell Angels in America: Perestroika Belize
Richard McCabe The Winter's Tale Autolycus
Rufus Sewell Arcadia Septimus Hodge
1995
Ken Stott Broken Glass Dr. Harry Hyman
Simon Russell Beale The Tempest Ariel
Simon Coates As You Like It Celia
Trevor Peacock The Birthday Party Petey
1997
Trevor Eve Uncle Vanya Astrov
Stephen Boxer The Herbal Bed Barnabus Goche
Tony Haygarth Twelve Angry Men Juror 3
Owen Teale A Doll's House Torvald Helmer

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Play Character
2000
Roger Allam Money Henry Graves
Michael Bryant Summerfolk Semyon Dvoetochie
Ron Cook Juno and the Paycock Joxer Daly
Michael Williams The Forest Arkadiy Schastlivtsev
2001
Ben Daniels All My Sons Chris Keller
Chiwetel Ejiofor Blue/Orange Christopher
Douglas Hodge The Caretaker Aston
Jason Watkins A Servant to Two Masters Truffaldino
2002
Toby Jones The Play What I Wrote Arthur
Desmond Barrit Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 Sir John Falstaff
Ned Beatty Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy
Adam Godley Mouth to Mouth Gompertz
Malcolm Sinclair Privates on Parade Major Giles Flack

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Play Character
2010
Eddie Redmayne Red Ken
Mackenzie Crook Jerusalem Ginger
Rory Kinnear Burnt by the Sun Mitya
Tim Pigott-Smith ENRON Ken Lay
2011
Adrian Scarborough After the Dance John Reid
James Laurenson Hamlet Ghost / The Player King
Hilton McRae End of the Rainbow Anthony
Lee Ross Birdsong Jack Firebrace
2013
Richard McCabe The Audience Harold Wilson
Paul Chahidi Twelfth Night Maria
Adrian Scarborough Hedda Gabler Jurgen Tesman
Kyle Soller Long Day's Journey into Night Edmund
2014
Jack Lowden Ghosts Oswald
Ron Cook Henry V Pistol
Mark Gatiss Coriolanus Menenius
Ardal O'Hanlon The Weir Jim
2015
David Calder The Nether Doyle
Richard Goulding King Charles III Prince Harry
John Light Taken at Midnight Dr Conrad
Nathaniel Parker Wolf Hall / Bring up the Bodies Henry VIII

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