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Mark Strong wins Critics Circle theatre award

Actor wins best actor award for A View from the Bridge.

Mark Strong

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2014 were hosted on Tuesday 27th January 2015, by its Chairman, Mark Shenton, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.

The Awards were presented in association with Nyman Libson Paul Chartered Accountants, leading entertainment industry specialists; and supported by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres. Comedian Arthur Smith introduced proceedings with his own inimitable style, as has become a well-loved tradition.

The winners in each category were:

Best New Play : King Charles III by Mike Bartlett
Almeida Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre, London

The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical [new or revival] : Gypsy
Festival Theatre, Chichester, followed by 2015 transfer to Savoy Theatre, London

Best Actor : Mark Strong in A View from the Bridge
Young Vic Theatre, London, followed by 2015 transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre, London

Best Actress : Helen McCrory in Medea
Olivier Theatre at the National, London

The John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance : Antony Sher in Henry IV Parts I & II
Royal Shakespeare Company at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, regional tour & Barbican Theatre, London

Best Director : Ivo van Hove for A View from the Bridge
Young Vic Theatre, London, followed by 2015 transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre, London

Best Designer (awarded jointly) : Paul Barritt for Golem
1927 at Young Vic Theatre, London

Best Designer (awarded jointly) : Es Devlin for The Nether
Headlong Theatre at Royal Court Theatre, London, followed by 2015 transfer to Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Most Promising Playwright : Barney Norris for Visitors
Up in Arms regional tour & Arcola Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Bush Theatre, London

The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer [other than a playwright] : Patsy Ferran in Blithe Spirit and Treasure Island
Gielgud Theatre, London & Olivier Theatre at the National, London

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