A big congratulations to the fabulous Kristin Scott Thomas for scooping Best Actress at the Olivier Awards yesterday!
She won for her portrayal of Arkadina in the Royal Court’s production of Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.
This is the first Laurence Olivier Award win for Scott Thomas. In 2004 she was nominated for her role in another of Chekhov’s plays, Three Sisters, but lost out to Eileen Atkins for her performance in Honour at the National.
Accepting her award, Scott Thomas thanked director Ian Rickson and playwright Christopher Hampton, who adapted Chekhov's The Seagull for the Royal Court. Speaking to Official London Theatre she added: "It’s fantastic. It’s just such a privilege to be able to play this part in the first place. Chekhov is the playwright I know best; I’ve only done four plays, so he’s the one I’ve most experience of. I love Chekov!"
And we love Kristin!