Danny Boyle And Judi Dench Win British Theater Awards

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November 26, 2012 | 4:06am EST

Director Danny Boyle was presented with the Beyond Theater prize at Britain’s Evening Standard Theater Awards on Sunday for his Isles Of Wonder production at the London Olympics opening ceremony.
Millions of people around the globe tuned in to watch Boyle’s $43.2 million spectacular this summer, which featured appearances from The Queen, Daniel Craig, Sir Kenneth Branagh and David Beckham and officially kicked off the 2012 London Games.
As well as Boyle, Dame Judi Dench was a big winner, being presented with the Moscow Art Theater’s Golden Seagull award for her contribution to world theater.
Simon Russell Beale received the Best Actor award for Collaborators while Hattie Morahan picked up Best Actress for her performance in A Doll’s House.
Sir Nicholas Hytner was presented with the Best Director award for Timon of Athens and the Lebedev Special award for his dynamic directorship of the National Theater.
Constellations was named Best Play.
British funnyman James Corden hosted the star-studded event at the Savoy Hotel in the U.K. capital.

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