Actor Kinnear up for double award
Rory Kinnear has been shortlisted for two prestigious theatre awards - for his work as an actor and as a playwright.
Rory, who plays Bill Tanner in the Bond films, is also nominated for the Charles Wintour award for most promising playwright for The Herd, which is set around the 21st birthday party of a severely disabled man called Andy Griffith and included Sherlock star Louise Brealey in the cast.
The awards, now in their 59th year, will be hosted by Homeland star Damian Lewis at the Sa voy Hotel on Sunday November 17.
Lyndsey Turner is a lso nominated for her work on Chimerica.
The awards also include best musical and best design.
Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands said: " This shortlist is one of our strongest in years.
"The West End is in rude health. Established schemes such as NT Live have really come into their own, bringing theatre to a wider audience and inspiring others to come up with new ideas.
"The Evening Standard is proud to play a part in London's theatrical life with these awards at a time when it is buzzing with so much creativity."
Previous winners include Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, Gwyneth Paltrow and Patrick Stewart.