Mark Strong Mark Strong Wins Olivier for Best Actor

Congratulations Mark Strong

8 thoughts on “Mark Strong Mark Strong Wins Olivier for Best Actor

  1. I’m gutted for RA because I really thought he was a dead cert for this award. Of course I’m biased & I didn’t see any of the other actors’ performances.


  2. I could have accepted any of the other contenders, but not MS and I have seen A view from the bridge and i am glad I switched off after it won best revival over TC poor Yael in the audience looked sad. TC was ten times better than AVFTB.


  3. It all seems clear to me:

    “I really wasn’t expecting this. I’m in such a strong category with such incredible actors,” Strong said on stage at the Royal Opera House, offering a nod to fellow nominees James McAvoy, Richard Armitage and Tim Piggot-Smith.
    Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter last month, Strong revealed that A View From the Bridge could be moving from London’s Young Vic Theater to Broadway later this year. Alongside best actor, the production of the Arthur Miller drama also won for best play revival and director, Ivo Van Hove.

    I think all the male nominees were judged as equal in worth, but AVFTB needed the solidarity of the artists class – i.e. the support of an award – for a boost on Broadway. And we know that TC could not be transfered to NYC.


  4. A different way to look at it is that the voters liked AVFTB better than TC, as evidenced by the Best Revival win as well. I know it is a cliche to say it is an honor to be nominated, but it nevertheless is true. All the press I’ve seen thought that it was too close to call, which was not the case for some of the other awards.


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