THIS weekend saw the 72nd Tony Awards take place at Radio City Hall in New York. It was hosted by Josh Grobin and Sara Bareilles - here's a list of the winners and some highlights from America's top theatre gongs. Glenda Jackson - Best Performance by a Lead Actress (play) The 82-year-old British actress took home the award for best actress for her turn in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. It was her third role after a 25-year break from the stage. Glenda, a former Labour politician, also has two Academy Awards under her belt as well as an Emmy and another Tony. Three Tall Women is a 1994 Pulitzer-winning play following the journeys of three women, A, B and C - all variations of the same person during different times in her life. Andrew Garfield - Best Performance by a Lead Actor (play) Andrew won best actor for his role in Angels in America - a play about AIDS and homosexuality in Eighties America. The 34-year-old gave an impassioned speech about the Trump administration and … [Read more...] about Tony Award winners 2018 – Full list from Glenda Jackson and Andrew Garfield to The Band’s Visit and Harry Potter
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GLENDA Jackson became a first-time Tony Award winner for her performance in Three Tall Women after an acting retirement and a lengthy politician term. The veteran actress made her stage debut over 60-years ago and we've got all you need to know about her legendary career and what happened to her ex-husband Roy... Who is Glenda Jackson and how old is she? Born May 9, 1936, Glenda May Jackson is a British actress and former Labour Party politician. The 82-year-old studied on a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1954 before making her professional stage debut three years later. Glenda initially retired from acting to stand for election in 1992 as an MP for Hampstead and Highgate and went on to become Junior Transport Minister under Tony Blair. She announced she would step down in 2015 and is still the only member of the British parliament to win an Oscar. Glenda was awarded the CBE in the 1978 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama. What are the … [Read more...] about How old is Glenda Jackson, what are the Tony Award winner’s biggest films and who’s her ex-husband Roy Hodges?
Award winner Orangebox Training is going East. Fresh from being named Most Promising New Business at the Hartlepool Business Awards, the firm is looking to cement its place in the North East and its expansion into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The aim going forward is to build similar relationships with international schools and academies nationally, across Europe, tapping in to the ongoing need for strong communicators within the education sector. Simon Corbett Director Simon Corbett will be delivering its flagship course, Dynamic Deliveries, to teachers in schools in the UAE once again.“Orangebox is currently working with two international schools in Dubai, delivering courses to groups of teachers to help build their confidence when it comes to communicating effectively in situations outside of the classroom,” he said.“The original training went so well that we are flying back out there in the coming weeks to deliver more of the training and look to cascade it … [Read more...] about Hartlepool award winner Orangebox look to expand globally
Matej Vydra was the big winner at Derby County's end-of-season awards dinner. The Czech forward, who had already been named in the EFL and PFA teams of the season, scooped three honours. But Vydra wasn't the only man celebrating on the night, with several other Rams picking up awards for their efforts during the 2017-18 season. Full list of award winners: Academy Player of the Year - Louie Sibley Scholar of the Year - Jayden Bogle Save of the Year - Scott Carson v Middlesbrough (A) Special Recognition Award - Phyl Barron and Sue Warren Brian Clough Award - Simon Carnall Highest Goalscorer – Matej Vydra Young Player of the Year - Luke Thomas Players’ Player of the Year - Matej Vydra Goal of the Season - Sam Winnall v Ipswich (A) Jack Stamps Player of the Year- Matej Vydra … [Read more...] about The full list of Derby County’s end-of-season award winners
David De Gea has been named the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year at Manchester United for a record-breaking fourth time. Goalkeeper De Gea overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo, who he was previously tied on three victories with - completing a special double of prizes on the night for the Spaniard. The Busby-named award, voted for by supporters of the club, went to De Gea for his continued heroics between the sticks for United over the past year. But he was also recognised by his peers, as he took home the Players' Player of the Year. De Gea has continually made vital saves in big matches - notably against Liverpool and Sevilla - to help his side to crucial league points and keep them in European ties. De Gea saw off competition from Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young to take the night's top awards. Speaking on stage after receiving the Sir Matt Busby award, he said: “It is difficult to say with words what Manchester United means for me, and for anyone it is … [Read more...] about Manchester United Player of the Year award winner revealed