Acting

Recent awards for drama graduates

BAFTA Awards

Toby Whitehouse – Nominated for Best Drama Series for Being Human, 2011
Adrian Shergold – Nominated for Best Drama Serial for Mad Dogs, 2011
Alfred Molina – Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in An Education, 2009
Jocelyn Jee Esien – Nominated for Best Comedy Performance for Little Miss Jocelyn, 2007
Daniel Craig – Nominated for Best Actor in Casino Royale, 2007

London Film Critics’ Circle Awards

Alfred Molina – Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in An Education, 2010 

Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Charles Edwards – Nominated for Best Actor for Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe, 2011
Dominic West – Nominated for Best Actor for Butley at the Duchess Theatre, 2011
Tom Byam Shaw – Nominated for The Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer for Les Parents Terribles at the Donmar at Trafalgar Studios and The Tempest at Theatre Royal Haymarket, 2011
Ewan McGregor – Nominated for Best Actor for The Ghost, 2011 
David Thewlis – Nominated for the Peter Sellers Comedy Award for his performance in London Boulevard, 2011 
Lesley Sharp – Nominated for Best Actress for Harper Regan at the National Theatre Cottesloe, 2008
Michelle Dockery – Nominated for The Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer for Pygmalion at the Old Vic, 2008
Lex Shrapnel – Nominated for The Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer for Henry IV part I, RSC at the Roundhouse, 2008

British Independent Film Awards

Hayley Atwell – Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Duchess, 2008
David Thewlis – Winner of the Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Film, 2008

Golden Globe Awards

Damian Lewis – Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series for Homeland, 2012
Dominic West – Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Hour, 2012
Hayley Atwell – Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Pillars of the Earth, 2011
Naveen Andrews – Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini–Series or Motion Picture Made for  
Television for Lost, 2006

Ian Charleson Award

Gwilym Lee – Winner of 1st prize for Edgar in King Lear (Donmar Warehouse), 2011
Susannah Fielding – Nominated for Petra in An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible), 2011
Ferdinand Kingsley – Nominated for Rosencrantz in Hamlet (National Theatre), 2011
Ashley Zhangazha – Nominated for the King of France in King Lear (Donmar Warehouse), 2011 
Natalie Dew – winner of 3rd prize for Celia in As You Like It (Curve, Leicester), 2010 
Mariah Gale – Special Commendation for Celia in As You Like It (RSC, Courtyard, Stratford), 2010 
Max Irons – nominated for Max Piccolomini in Wallenstein (Minerva, Chichester), 2010 
Henry Pettigrew – nominated for Marcellus/Second Gravedigger in Hamlet (Donmar at Wyndham’s), 2010 
Gwilym Lee – commendation for Oedipus (NT), 2009 
Natalie Dew – nominated for Viola in Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park), 2008

Olivier Awards

Marcia Warren – Nominated for Best Actress for The Ladykillers at Gielgud Theatre, 2012
Sarah Lancashire – Nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for Betty Blue Eyes at Novello Theatre, 2012
Andy Nyman – Nominated for Best Entertainment, co-writer Ghost Stories at Duke of York’s Theatre, 2011 
Andy Nyman – Nominated for Best Entertainment for Derren Brown: Enigma written by Derren Brown and Andy Nyman (Adelphi Theatre), 2010 

Alexander Hanson – Nominated for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for Marguerite at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, 2008

Clive Rowe – Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for his performance in Mother Goose at Hackney Empire, 2008 Daniel Evans – Best Actor in a Musical for Sunday in the Park with George, 2007
Danielle Tarento – (Menier Chocolate Factory) – Outstanding Musical Production, 2007
Ewan McGregor – Nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for Guys and Dolls, 2006

Tony Awards

Daniel Evans – Nominated for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical for Sunday in the Park with George, 2008

Theatregoers’ Choice (Whatsonstage.com) Awards

Niamh Cusack  - Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for Playboy of the Western World (Old Vic), 2012
Charles Edwards – Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for Twelfth Night (NT Cottesloe), 2012
Sarah Lancashire – Nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for Betty Blue Eyes (Novello)
Simon Russell Beale – nominated for Best Actor in a Play for Deathtrap (Noël Coward) and London Assurance (NT), 2011 
Stephen Campbell Moore – nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for All My Sons (Apollo), 2011 
Lesley Sharp – nominated for Best Actress in a Play in The Rise & Fall of Little Voice at the Vaudeville, 2010 
Dominic West – nominated for Best Actor in a Play in Life is a Dream at the Donmar Warehouse, 2010 
Hayley Atwell – nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Play in A View from the Bridge at the Duke of York’s, 2010 
Michelle Dockery – nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Play in Burnt by the Sun at NT Lyttelton, 2010 
Alexander Hanson – nominated for The Best Actor in a Musical in A Little Night Music at Menier Chocolate Factory & Garrick, 2010 
Alistair McGowan – nominated for The Waldorf Best New Comedy (Writing) for Timing at the King’s Head, 2010 
Lesley Sharp – nominated for The Spotlight Best Actress in a Play in Harper Regan at NT Cottesloe, 2009 
Alexander Hanson – nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical in Marguerite at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, 2009 
Daniel Evans – nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for Sunday In the Park With George, 2007
Alexander Hanson – nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for The Sound of Music, 2007
Clive Rowe – Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Caroline, or Change (NT), 2007
Danielle Tarento (Menier Chocolate Factory) – Best Off-West End Production for Sunday In The Park With George, 2007; Best Off-West End Production for Fully Committed, 2006

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