Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play

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Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Newcomer in a Play
Awarded for Best Newcomer in a Play
Location  United Kingdom
Presented by The Society of London Theatre
Currently held by Tom Hiddleston for Cymbeline (2008)
Official website Olivier Awards.com

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play 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 Lord Olivier.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Actor Play Role
1980
Edward Duke Jeeves Takes Charge Various Characters
Alfred Molina Oklahoma! Jud Fry
Gavin Richards Accidental Death of an Anarchist Maniac
Robert Walker Pal Joey Director
1981
Alice Krige Arms and the Man Raina
Catherine Hall Naked Robots Gemma
Jeremy Nicholas Three Men in a Boat Various Characters
Eric Peterson Billy Bishop Goes to War Billy Bishop
1982
Kenneth Branagh Another Country Tommy Judd
Rupert Everett Another Country Guy Bennett
Terry Johnson Insignificance Playwright
Imelda Staunton The Beggar's Opera Lucy Lockit
1983
John Retallack Quixote and The Provok'd Wife Director
Arturo Brachetti Y Producer
Billy McColl The Slab Boys Trilogy Phil
Abigail McKern As You Like It Celia
1984
Tim Flavin On Your Toes Junior
Henry Goodman The Comedy of Errors Dromio of Ephesus
Hilary Blecher, Sandra Kotzé and Elsa Joubert Poppie Nongena Directors
Clare Leach 42nd Street Peggy Sawyer
1985
Cheek by Jowl Andromache, Pericles and Vanity Fair Company
Frances Barber Camille Marguerite
Druid Theatre Company The Playboy of the Western World Company
Clive Mantle Of Mice and Men Lennie
1986
Sally Dexter Dalliance Mizi
Simon Curtis Road and Ourselves Alone Director
Anne Devlin Ourselves Alone Writer
Janet McTeer The Grace of Mary Traverse Mary Traverse
1987
Suzan Sylvester A View from the Bridge Catherine
Rudi Davies A Penny for a Song and A Lie of the Mind Dorcas Bellboys / Sally
Nick Dear The Art of Success Writer
Imogen Stubbs Two Noble Kinsmen and The Rover Gaoler's Daughter / Helena
1988
Richard Jones Too Clever by Half Director
Andrew Castell Journey's End Raleigh
Alan Cumming The Conquest of the South Pole Slupianek
Tim Luscombe Easy Virtue, The Browning Version and Harlequinade Director
1989/90
Jeremy Northam The Voysey Inheritance Edward Voysey
Glen Goei M. Butterfly Song Liling
Charlotte Keatley My Mother Said I Never Should Writer
Georgia Slowe Romeo and Juliet Juliet

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Play Role
2004
debbie tucker green born bad Writer
Tom Hardy In Arabia We'd All Be Kings Skank
Ruth Negga Duck Cat
Lucy Prebble The Sugar Syndrome Writer
2008
Tom Hiddleston Cymbeline Posthumus Leonatus / Cloten
David Dawson The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Smike
Tom Hiddleston Othello Cassio
Stephen Wight Dealer's Choice Mugsy

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