In pictures: Olivier Nominees Lunch

Published April 1, 2015

It’s not every day you get to celebrate being one of the year’s most talented theatre professionals, but for James McAvoy, Gemma Arterton and all of this year’s lucky Olivier Award nominees yesterday was one of those days, as they came together for the star-studded annual Nominees Lunch.

After gathering at the stunning Theatre Royal Haymarket to be snapped for this year’s class of 2015 photograph, the nominees – among them acclaimed actors, directors and designers – headed to the luxurious Haymarket Hotel for Champagne, canapés and much celebratory chat.

As always, we were on hand to capture the glamour of the event. From Mark Strong selfies to Samantha Bond on film, take a look at the gallery above for a sneak peek at the nominated hopefuls enjoying one last celebration before their fates are decided at the glittering ceremony on 12 April.