Backstage At The Olivier Awards 2015

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be invited along by the folks at Instagram to photograph the winners and presenters of the 2015 Olivier Awards within minutes of them coming off stage at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

The Olivier Awards are the very prestigious London theatre awards named after the great actor, Laurence Olivier.

Anyway, lots of big names in theatre were in attendance and I was lucky enough to have my own mini studio set-up just backstage. Within minutes of the excitement of receiving their award, these big stars of the stage popped in front of my camera for a minute or two. Some of the presenters posed alongside the winners too with an oversized model of a 'Larry', the nickname for the award trophy that winners receive.

I was delighted to be able to photograph some very big names like Kevin Spacey, who won the Special Award for his contribution to the Old Vic Theatre over the past ten years. He was presented his award by legend of stage and screen, Dame Judi Dench. My favourite shot of the night came right at the end of the night when I was able to snap the two of them taking a selfie together.

You can see many other other stars of stage and screen in my favourite photos from the night below, as well as the resulting selfie that Kevin Spacey posted on his Instagram profile.

And the resulting selfie!

Amazing night. Thanks to Judi Dench for presenting my Olivier!

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