Awards ceremonies are becoming renowned for their arm’s length snaps of acting legends. This year’s Olivier Awards with MasterCard was no exception, with screen and stage stars Kevin Spacey and Dame Judi Dench leading the way in star-studded selfies.
This unique moment, which occurred backstage after Dench presented the House Of Cards actor with his Special Award, is just one of the incredible scenes caught on camera by our backstage photographers Matt Humphrey and Sarah Lee.
To see more exclusive glimpses behind-the scenes at the Royal Opera House, including presenters frolicking, winners celebrating and performers preparing, take a look at our gallery above.
If you want to see what happened when the winners and presenters headed back to their seats for the ceremony, watch the highlights show on ITV Player.