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27th Oct 2020

Dublin’s Andrew Scott wins best actor at Olivier Awards

A very prestigious win, indeed.

Dublin’s own Andrew Scott has picked up the award for best actor at the Olivier Awards.

An annual event recognising outstanding achievements in theatre in the UK, the awards took place over the weekend and saw the Irish actor emerge victorious for his role as Garry Essendine in play, Present Laughter, at the Old Vic theatre in London.

Scott made a name for himself as a theatre actor at the beginning of his career, eventually shifting gears to become one of the most recognisable faces in TV.

The actor, born and raised in Dublin, has taken on notable roles in series such as BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag, and Black Mirror.

He has also starred in Irish productions The Stag and Handsome Devil, as well as Sam Mendes’ 2019 war epic, 1917.

In last weekend’s awards, Scott was up against Toby Jones in Uncle Vanya, James McEvoy in Cyrano De Bergerac and Wendell Pierce in Death Of A Salesman.

This is his second win for the same play, picking up the Evening Standard Theatre Award last year for the role. He also bagged himself an IFTA earlier this year for his aforementioned appearance in Black Mirror.

Due to Covid-19, the vast majority of theatre performances have ground to a halt across the UK and Ireland.

It is likely that the next Olivier Awards will take place in 2022.