The Laurence Olivier Awards were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel last night in London and Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz continued her success with another theater accolade. Weisz was named best actress for playing Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.
“It means an awful lot,” gushed Weisz, ” I never thought I would be holding one of these in my lifetime.” She praised her role and it’s master saying “Most of all this is for Blanche DuBois, I love her, Tennessee Williams, and all the other messed-up genius poets out there.”
Keira Knightly showed up in a long kaleidoscope print dress, no accessories (not even a purse?) and swept back hair marching in platform heels and gritted teeth. She spent time inside with boyfriend Rupert Friend who hit the red carpet separately with a baby blue tie. Knightly was nominated for best supporting actress for her West End debut in The Misanthrope but lost out to Ruth Wilson (Streetcar Named Desire).
Kim Cattrall fluttered in a white one shoulder dress with nude heels and Gillian Anderson went sultry in low cut orange. Jude Law, who lost out on the award for best actor, went without Sienna Miller in a tux without a tie. He and Sienna rekindled while he was on Broadway in Hamlet and she took on Miss Julie.