‘Legally Blonde’ star wins best musical actress at Laurence Olivier Awards

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011, 15:53 PM IST

London: ‘Legally Blonde’ star Sheridan Smith has been honoured with the best musical actress gong at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London.

Smith won the award for her role in the show, based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, reports the BBC.

Her co-star Jill Halfpenny won best supporting role in a musical, while the show also won best new musical.

The National Theater’s revival of playwright Terence Rattigan’s ‘After the Dance’ won four awards.

They included best actress for Nancy Carroll, best revival and best actor in a supporting role for Adrian Scarborough.

In an emotional acceptance speech, Smith thanked ‘Legally Blonde’s US creators for letting a "chav play an American rich girl".

ANI