British actor Catherine Tate, known for her comedic series The Catherine Tate Show as well as her starring role in Doctor Who, will host the 2018 Olivier Awards in London. The award ceremony will be held at the Royal Albert Hall April 8.
Nominations for the 2018 Olivier Awards will be revealed live on the Olivier Awards Facebook page at 8 AM ET March 6.
Tate, who is also a stage actor, was seen in the 2014 production of Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory, The Vote at Donmar Warehouse in 2015, Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre in 2011, and in the West End production of Much Ado About Nothing, among numerous other theatre credits.
“I’m delighted to be hosting this year’s Olivier Awards. Theatre has always been a big love of mine both as a performer and as an audience member. For me it’s the shared experience that can’t be beaten,” commented Tate in an online statement.
“The memories I have of theatre stay with me long after the show has ended, even the productions I caught as a child, such is the power of this wonderful medium! There is so much to celebrate within the UK theatre scene and it’s my pleasure to be involved in this exciting and inspiring event.”
The 2017 Olivier Awards were hosted by TV and stage comedian Jason Manford.