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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director

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Awarded for  Best Director
Official website  Olivier
Location  United Kingdom
Category of  Laurence Olivier Award
Currently held by  Robert Icke for Oresteia (2016)
Presented by  The Society of London Theatre
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Laurence olivier award for best director of a play wikipedia

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Lord Olivier.


In 1991, the category was briefly retired and divided into the categories Best Director of a Play and Best Director of a Musical. These two categories were in turn retired in 1995, and the Best Director award was reinstated.

Laurence olivier award for best director of a musical wikipedia

Multiple awards and nominations

Note: The below awards and nominations include individuals awarded and nominated under the now-defunct categories Director of a Play and Director of a Musical as well as the current combined Best Director category.


Three awards
  • Howard Davies
  • Declan Donnellan
  • Richard Eyre
  • Two awards
  • Michael Bogdanov
  • Stephen Daldry
  • Rupert Goold
  • Terry Hands
  • Nicholas Hytner
  • Sam Mendes
  • Trevor Nunn
  • Deborah Warner
  • Nominations

    Ten nominations
  • Richard Eyre
  • Nine nominations
  • Trevor Nunn
  • Eight nominations
  • Sam Mendes
  • Six nominations
  • Howard Davies
  • Nicholas Hytner
  • Five nominations
  • Declan Donnellan
  • Michael Grandage
  • Adrian Noble
  • Four nominations
  • Michael Blakemore
  • Stephen Daldry
  • Matthew Warchus
  • Three nominations
  • Michael Bogdanov
  • Bill Bryden
  • Rupert Goold
  • Terry Hands
  • Simon McBurney
  • Ian Rickson
  • Peter Wood
  • Two nominations
  • Bill Alexander
  • Alan Ayckbourn
  • John Barton
  • Matthew Bourne
  • John Caird
  • Dominic Cooke
  • Marianne Elliott
  • Jeremy Herrin
  • Ian Judge
  • Barry Kyle
  • Phyllida Lloyd
  • Sean Mathias
  • Des McAnuff
  • Christopher Morahan
  • Rufus Norris
  • Steven Pimlott
  • Harold Prince
  • Susan Stroman
  • David Thacker
  • Deborah Warner
  • References

    Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director Wikipedia

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