Ian Charleson Awards 2007





Rory Kinnear was awarded first prize at the 2007 Ian Charleson Awards, held on 18 April, for his roles as Sir Fopling Flutter in The Man of Mode and Pyotr in Philistines at the National Theatre. Rory's next role at the NT will be as Vindice in The Revenger's Tragedy, opening in the Olivier Theatre in June as part of the Travelex £10 Season.
The Sunday Times and the National Theatre collaborate annually to commemorate and celebrate the life of Ian Charleson by presenting the Awards in his name for outstanding performances anywhere in the UK by actors under the age of thirty in a classical role. Second prize went to Michelle Dockery, who played Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion for The Peter Hall Company (shortly to open at the Old Vic); Tom Hiddleston was awarded third prize for his role as Cassio in Othello at the Donmar Warehouse.
Edward Bennett won a Special Commendation from the judges for his roles in Nan, Diana of Dobson's (both at the Orange Tree), Pygmalion (Peter Hall Company) and Othello (Donmar). Sam Crane, Gabriel Fleary, Harry Hadden-Paton, Daniel Hawksford, John Heffernan, Richard Madden, Carey Mulligan, Pippa Nixon, Amy Noble, Claudia Renton, Dominic Tighe and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor all received commendations.

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