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Ian Charleson by Johnny Rozsa, National Portrait Gallery

Ian Charleson by Johnny Rozsa, National Portrait Gallery

Welcome to IanCharlesonAwards.co.uk a website that celebrates the annual awards in honour of the late, great and much missed actor Ian Charleson.

The awards celebrate and reward the best young classical stage actors in Britain under 30 years old. The actors are nominated and awarded by a panel of judges made up of theatre professionals. Originally, the criteria for a classical role was roles in plays written up until 1904, the year Chekhov died.

The awards are run jointly by the Sunday Times newspaper and the National Theatre.

Established in 1991 in the year following the death of Ian Charleson, the awards are presented in May each year.

NEWS: 2015 Ian Charleson Awards winners announced >

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WINNERS & NOMINEES

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