David Tennant’s comeback as Hamlet named Theatre Event of the Year
Scottish actor David Tennant’s comeback to stage as Hamlet was named the event of the year at an award ceremony.india Updated: Feb 16, 2009 16:38 IST
Scottish actor David Tennant’s comeback to stage as Hamlet was named the event of the year at an award ceremony.
Nearly 35000 people took part in the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards, which saw Tennant’s return named Theatre Event of the Year.
Tennant had to pull out of the Royal Shakespeare Company performance due to back problems, but he returned to the stage after surgery.
Actor Kenneth Branagh walked away with the best actor award for Ivanov, while Katy Stephens won the best actress for The Histories.
Rain Man's Josh Hartnett was named London newcomer of the year.
"Being on stage in the West End production of Rain Man was a thrilling new experience,” the BBC quoted Hartnett as saying, while accepting the award.
"Everyone worked incredibly hard, and made me feel welcome. I am thankful to the audiences for coming out and supporting us," he added.