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Evening Standard and TikTok join forces for £120k fund to support theatre talent of the future

Helen McCrory is among the panelists for the Future Theatre Fund

by Robert Dex | November 26, 2020 | The Evening Standard

 The Evening Standard has joined forces with TikTok to launch a £120,000 fund to support the next generation of theatre stars, who are struggling under the impact of Covid-19.

High-profile figures including award-winning actress Helen McCrory, theatre supremo Andrew Lloyd Webber and Young Vic boss Kwame Kwei-Armah have joined the panel to help decide who receives the 12 grants, each of £10,000.

McCrory said: “It’s fantastic that these funds have been set aside to help the next generation of actors, directors and artists waiting to get on the ladder. These are the young people without support just leaving college or just starting out, who are treading water until theatres, studios and galleries reopen. These prizes of £10,000 each will be an absolute lifeline. Good luck to all the entries.”

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PRWeek UK Awards Winners 2020: FeedNHS

Best Proactive Communications During the Coronavirus Crisis

by PRWeek UK Staff | PR Week | October 28, 2020

Nominated: Best Ethical or Good Cause Initiative During the Coronavirus Crisis
Nominated and Won: Best Proactive Communications During the Coronavirus Crisis

Judge’s comment:
Brilliant campaign, well executed with passion.

And the winner is, FeedNHS! This campaign aimed to raise £1m to get hot, healthy meals to frontline NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis, as many struggled to get them amid lockdown closures. It was set up by Leon Restaurants co-founder and chief executive John Vincent, actors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory, and actor and comedian Matt Lucas.

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Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2019

Damian and Helen Honor Stage Stars

by Gingersnap4Helen | | November 24, 2019

The 65th annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards took place this evening, November 24, 2019, at the London Coliseum to honor another year of brilliant performances of stage stars.

This year’s star-studded ceremony was presented by Cush Jumbo and co-hosted by Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev and American Vogue editor-in-chief Dame Anna Wintour, alongside Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory. The awards were held in association with Michael Kors. Other stars including Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Lashana Lynch, Taron Egerton, Glenda Jackson and Naomi Scott were there to hand out awards.

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Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis to Co-Host the Evening Standard Theatre Awards

The 65th Annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards

by Robert Dex | Evening Standard | October 7, 2019

The Good Fight star Cush Jumbo will present this year’s opening ceremony of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

She will join the newspaper’s proprietor, Evgeny Lebedev, and his regular co-host, American Vogue editor-in-chief Dame Anna Wintour, at West End’s London Coliseum on November 24. Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory will join Jumbo as co-hosts in recognizing some of the most exciting talents currently working in theatre.

Husband-and-wife acting stars Lewis and McCrory, who met when cast in a play together at the Almeida, are mainstays of the London stage. They are also known for hit TV shows Billions and Peaky Blinders.

Mr. Lebedev said: “For its 65th year, the Evening Standard Theatre Awards continues to recognize and celebrate London’s extraordinary talent from playwrights, directors and actors to everyone who works so hard behind the scenes.

“With the London Coliseum providing the new backdrop for the ceremony, it is a great pleasure that I will be hosting the event with Anna, Cush, Damian and Helen.”

Dame Anna said: “London’s theatre scene continues to thrive, and I am so thrilled to be co-hosting the Evening Standard Theatre Awards again with Evgeny, Cush, Damian and Helen celebrating the talent for their outstanding achievements in London theatre”.

The 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards, sponsored by Michael Kors, take place on November 24. For more information, visit #ESTheatreAwards

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