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Angela Lansbury wins first Olivier award at age of 89

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

Veteran actor Angela Lansbury wins gong for 'Blithe Spirit' role in London's West End

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"Here I am creeping up to 90 and I feel a million dollars," said Angela Lansbury as she accepted her Olivier Award on Sunday night for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her performance in Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre.

The role was the veteran actor's first London theatre performance for 40 years and she was given a standing ovation at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden as she declared, "I can't remember a lot of things these days but I can remember my lines."

Also stepping onto the stage to receive awards were Mark Strong for A View From The Bridge (Best Actor) and Penelope Wilton for Taken At Midnight (Best Actress). Nathaniel Parker (Best Actor in a Supporting Role) for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies could not collect his award in person as he is reprising the role on Broadway.

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Olivier Awards 2015 winners in full

BEST ACTOR

Mark Strong for A View From The Bridge at Young Vic and Wyndham's Theatre

BEST ACTRESS

Penelope Wilton for Taken At Midnight at Theatre Royal Haymarket

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Nathaniel Parker for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies at Aldwych Theatre

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Angela Lansbury for Blithe Spirit at Gielgud Theatre

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

John Dagleish for Sunny Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Katie Brayben for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

George Maguire for Sunny Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Lorna Want for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre

BEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTION

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg at London Coliseum

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA

Richard Jones for his direction of The Girl of The Golden West, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg and Rodelinda at London Coliseum

VIRGIN ATLANTIC BEST NEW PLAY

King Charles III at Almeida Theatre and Wyndham's Theatre

BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILY

La Soirée at La Soirée Spiegeltent

BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER

Sergio Trujillo for Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

BEST DIRECTOR

Ivo Van Hove for A View From The Bridge at the Young Vic and Wyndham's Theatre

BEST REVIVAL

A View From The Bridge at Young Vic and Wyndham's Theatre

BEST NEW COMEDY

The Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATRE

Bull at The Maria, Young Vic

WHITE LIGHT AWARD FOR BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Howard Harrison for City Of Angels at Donmar Warehouse

BEST SOUND DESIGN

Gareth Owen for Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Christopher Oram for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies at Aldwych Theatre

XL VIDEO AWARD FOR BEST SET DESIGN

Es Devlin for The Nether at Duke of York's Theatre

THIS MORNING AUDIENCE AWARD

Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION (awarded jointly)

32 rue Vandenbranden by Peeping Tom at Barbican

Mats Ek’s Juliet & Romeo by Royal Swedish Ballet at Sadler’s Wells

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE

Crystal Pite for her choreography in the productions of The Associates: A Picture Of You Falling, The Tempest Replica and Polaris at Sadler's Wells

AUTOGRAPH SOUND AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC

Ray Davies for Sunny Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre

MAGIC RADIO BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL

City Of Angels at Donmar Warehouse

MASTERCARD BEST NEW MUSICAL

Sunny Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre

SPECIAL AWARDS

Sylvie Guillem

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