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Laurence Olivier Awards Update





A while ago I posted an article announcing that Douglas Hodge and Denis Lawson had both been nominated for Olivier Awards. I just read that Douglas won. How sad that his father just passed away, though, and wasn't there for his win.

Of course, they're a bit confused here. While Douglas has in fact kissed Ewan, it was in Scenes of a Sexual Nature not in Guys & Dolls, as far as I know. Unless they changed the story. :o)


Winners for this year's 33rd annual Laurence Olivier Awards, London's equivalent of the Tonys and the UK's most prestigious stage awards, were announced this evening at a star-studded ceremony held at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane.

Best Actor in a Musical - La Cage aux Folles' Douglas Hodge remarked that “this project has been extraordinary, just about everything that could happen has happened in the time I've been doing it”. Jokingly, he credited his co-star and fellow nominee Denis Lawson: “thank god he didn't win this, I had to carry him through”. He noted that he'd now kissed both Lawson and his nephew Ewan McGregor (in Guys and Dolls) and that Lawson is a good kisser. He recalled how his father, who thought he wouldn't be able to bear a show set in a drag club, had come to love La Cage aux Folles and, fighting back tears, Hodge thought “he would have loved this if he'd been here to see it”. The actor's father just passed away on Thursday.



Here's the rest of the article, if anyone is interested.
http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8821236545161&title=Speeches%3A+And+the+Laurence+Olivier+Winners+Said
Yeah, they were in both SOASN and Guys and Dolls together but didn't kiss in Guys and Dolls. I think the writers got "Guys and Dolls" wrong. However, Ewan used to joke that he and Douglas practiced their kiss backstage at Guys and Dolls before they filmed SOASN. I got the impression they enjoyed doing it for the shock value with their other castmates. Thanks for the info Anika!

Edited at 2009-03-10 07:36 am (UTC)
I got the impression they enjoyed doing it for the shock value with their other castmates.
Yes, I'll bet they did! LOL I actually forgot about their backstage practicing.

You're welcome.
Awww that is so sad!

Like Reba said he was probably referring to the practising they did backstage! LOL Ewan did love telling that story.
I forgot about the backstage practicing! Ewan just loves telling stories that he thinks may shock people, the little devil, and I love hearing him tell them and seeing that playful look he gets on his face. So adorable. :o)

Edited at 2009-03-10 01:38 pm (UTC)
He cracks me up! but yes he's definitely adorable when he's being mischievous!
isn't it just amazing how so many who have locked lips with the Ew man end up getting awards for it, except the very man who made it all desirable and believable!!!!!

this in no way is meant to denigrate Douglas Hodge's work, but still... can't they share some love for OUR GUY???

and they can't even get their stories right!
I know, I totally agree. The day it finally happens and Ewan gets a major award, I'm going to be so excited and proud I'll probably burst. It's so long overdue!