Sir Matthew Bourne makes history by becoming the individual with the most Olivier Awards following a win for "Best Theatre Choreographer" at this year's ceremony
Following last night’s win for "Best Theatre Choreographer" for Mary Poppins (which he shares with Co-Choreographer, Stephen Mear), Matthew Bourne now becomes the individual with the most Olivier wins in the history of the awards.
This most recent award is Bourne’s record-breaking 9th Olivier and surpasses the record he jointly held with Dame Judi Dench.
It comes in the same year that New Adventures Associate Artist Paule Constable won Best Lighting Design for The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Bourne’s collaborator on Mary Poppins, Bob Crowley, won Best Set Design for the hit musical.
Matthew Bourne received his first Olivier nomination in 1992 for his then-company, Adventures In Motion Pictures season of Town and Country at The Royal Court Theatre. His first win was in 1996 for Best New Dance Production for his now-legendary Swan Lake and he has received a total of 12 nominations across an extraordinary six different categories! (including 6 nominations and 5 wins in the “Best Theatre Choreographer” category) At last years ceremony, he was presented with the Oliviers highest honour, The Special Award, by the HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
Matthew Bourne Olivier History
WINS IN BOLD
1992 – TOWN AND COUNTRY – Outstanding Achievement in Dance
1996 – SWAN LAKE – Best New Dance Production
2001 –THE CAR MAN – Outstanding Achievement in Dance
2002 – MY FAIR LADY – Best Theatre Choreographer
2003 – PLAY WITHOUT WORDS – Best Entertainment/Family
2003 – PLAY WITHOUT WORDS – Best Theatre Choreographer
2003 – PLAY WITHOUT WORDS – Best Director
2005 – MARY POPPINS – Best Theatre Choreographer (with Stephen Mear)
2010 – OLIVER! – Best Theatre Choreographer
2017 – THE RED SHOES - Best Entertainment/Family
2017 – THE RED SHOES – Best Theatre Choreographer
2019 – SPECIAL AWARD
2020 – MARY POPPINS – Best Theatre Choreographer (with Stephen Mear)