Model turned actress JERRY HALL was joined by her ex-husband MICK JAGGER for her appearance at the EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS in London yesterday.
She was one of an array of celebrities gathered to honour the cream of this year's British stage productions, including JOAN COLLINS, MACAULAY CULKIN, DAME MAGGIE SMITH, ZOE WANAMAKER and FELICITY KENDAL.
Mick Jagger, who remains close friends with his former wife, looked on as Hall showed off her latest reason to be cheerful, a glittering black and white diamond bracelet. Estimated to be worth £100,000 ($141.434 US dollars), the trinket was a gift to her from Crown Prince Billar, the son of the Sultan of Brunei, after he saw her in 'The Graduate'. She's quick to insist it was not a romantic gift, however.
The leading lady of 'The Graduate' was at the Savoy Theatre to present a somewhat more official tribute, for Best Musical Event to the dance show 'The Car Man'. The raunchy film-noir style production used a spectacular ballet set in a garage workshop and was performed to Georges Bizet's score for Carmen.
Other awards went to Joe Penhall, the writer of Best Play 'Blue/Orange', which deals with mental illness and race, and one of its stars, Chiwetel Ejiofor, was named Best Newcomer.
Simon Russell Beale was named Best Actor for his portrayal of 'Hamlet'. He previously appeared in Kenneth Branagh's film version of Shakespeare's tragedy - as a gravedigger. Meanwhile Paola Dionisotti was voted Best Actress for her performance in 'Further Than The Furthest Thing'.
The Best Director award went to Michael Grandage for his staging of two plays - 'As You Like It' and 'Passion Play' - while 'Best Comedy' went to surprise hit 'Stones In His Pockets', a comic look at the effect on a pair of local extras when a Hollywood blockbuster films in rural County Kerry.
The award's first cash prize, of £30 thousand (42,436 US dollars), went to the Most Promising Playwright, Gary Mitchell, for 'The Force of Change'.
The awards were hosted by BEN ELTON, who together with Andrew Lloyd Webber created the musical 'The Beautiful Game.'