- Title: Duke of Cambridge presents theatre award at London ceremony
- Date: 14th November 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - JULY 30, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** EXTERIOR OF THE PALACE THEATRE SIGN READING (English): "HARRY POTTER" VARIOUS OF HARRY POTTER AUTHOR, J.K. ROWLING, ON THE RED CARPET AT THE 'HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD' PREMIERE (SOUNDBITE) (English) HARRY POTTER AUTHOR, J.K. ROWLING, SAYING (ABOUT WHETHER THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW PHASE OF HARRY POTTER STORIES): "No. No, he goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we're done. This is the next generation, you know. So, I'm thrilled to see it realised so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now." VARIOUS OF ROWLING POSING FOR PHOTOS WITH PLAYWRIGHT, JACK THORNE, AND PLAY DIRECTOR, JOHN TIFFANY LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 7, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF PALACE THEATRE WITH 'HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD' SIGNS HARRY POTTER FANS DRESSED AS WIZARDS TICKETS TO THE PLAY VARIOUS OF QUEUES OUTSIDE THE THEATRE
- Embargoed: 29th November 2016 00:32
- Keywords: Theatre awards Prince William London Harry Potter play David Attenborough
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: Zambia
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Theatre
- Reuters ID: LVA00358A1SG7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Duke of Cambridge presented veteran broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, with an award on Sunday (November 13) for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting.
Attending the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016 at London's Old Vic theatre, Prince William presented British naturalist Attenborough with the Beyond Theatre award, for excellence away from the platform of live performance.
"I'm delighted to be here this evening as the clear warm up act for the rest of the night. Thank you Evgeny, it's extremely kind of you. The recipient of a particular award tonight has shaped the culture of this country and the way we look at the world," Prince William said.
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev co-hosted the awards with British musician, Sir Elton John.
Theatre production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picked up the award for best play, which was co-written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, writer Jack Thorne, and director John Tiffany.
The Harry Potter play opened last July in London.
A total of thirteen awards were given for theatre performances over the last year including best actor to Ralph Fiennes for his performance in the Master Builder and Richard III theatre productions, and best actress to Billie Piper for her performance in Yerma.
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