Party Of The Week: Another costume drama for Keira Knightley
Friday 05 March 2010
The paper-thin star Keira Knightley was centre of attention at the Laurence Olivier Awards nominees lunch at London's Haymarket Hotel, due to her film star status as well as her weird outfit.
She wore a shirt with naked women emblazoned all over it, while her black A-line skirt had puppy patterns on it.
Guests mingled in humid conditions next to the hotel's indoor swimming pool, where they ate mini shepherd's pies and bangers and mash.
Knightley, who is nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her debut stage role in The Misanthrope at the Comedy Theatre, refused any champagne, saying she wanted to stay sober for her performance later.
Tensions were not flying between her and the other nominated actresses, including Rachael Stirling, who hugged her enthusiastically despite being nominated in the same category as Knightley for her role in The Priory at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court.
The voice of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones, who is up for Best Actor for his role in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre, enjoyed posing for photographs, with as many nominees as possible.
Melanie Chisholm, otherwise known as Sporty Spice from the Spice Girls, who is nominated for Best Actress in a Musical or Entertainment for her role in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre, talked excitedly about the new Spice Girls musical. Lorraine Burroughs, who was the only Best Actress nominee to attend the party, is nominated for her role in The Mountaintop at Trafalgar Studios.
GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women
Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon a 'monster' with a Napoleon complex
Eurovision 2015 winner: Sweden beats Russia and Italy to take the title from Conchita Wurst
Dheepan, film review: Palme d'Or prize goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Game of Thrones, The Gift, Season 5, Episode 7: Why two of the show’s most iconic characters just met
Eurovision 2015: Estonia seemingly enters Louis Tomlinson from One Direction
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland