Wednesday 21 August 2019

Gillian Anderson brilliant in black on Olivier red carpet

Bright blues and greens were also seen on the red carpet.

Gillian Anderson on the red carpet (Ian West/PA)
Gillian Anderson on the red carpet (Ian West/PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

Gillian Anderson was the picture of elegance as she stepped out at the Olivier Awards in an eye-catching black dress.

The actress, a nominee at the ceremony, looked stunning in the fitted, floor-length gown, which had delicate thin shoulder straps and featured partially see-through sections.

A red bag added a pop of colour.

Gillian Anderson wore a stunning black dress (Ian West/PA)

Darcey Bussell turned heads as she arrived at the Royal Albert Hall in a bold green column, which the Strictly judge teamed with simple jewellery.

Darcey Bussell (PA)

Bussell’s fellow Strictly star Joanne Clifton was also among the style standouts.

The dancer wore a sparkly ice blue gown with a wrap over skirt and plunging neckline, with her blonde curls over one shoulder.

Beverley Knight also wore blue, but the singer opted for a more dramatic shade.

Her show-stopping dress had a black pattern and a piece of blue silk draped around the bodice and over the shoulder.

Beverley Knight (Ian West/PA)

Former American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee added some glamour in a bright red, off the shoulder gown that matched the carpet outside the London venue.

Katharine McPhee wore red (Ian West/PA)

Actress Nina Kristofferson also wore red – with a twist.

Her dress featured a pink ruffle which wound its way from her shoulder to the hem.

Nina Kristofferson’s dress featured a pink ruffle (Ian West/PA)

US actress Martha Plimpton chose a tux instead of a dress.

She looked fashion forward in the smart monochrome get up, with her blonde hair swept up off her face and a bright red lipstick completing the look.

Martha Plimpton wore a tuxedo (Ian West/PA)

The awards celebrate the best of British theatre.

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