Also slightly out of theme, I saw this article about Lebedev’s newspaper Evening Standard Theatre Award and both his and the award love for celebrities. BC is mentioned in a comparison between it and the Oliver winners. He, of course, won both awards that year (and the one by the Critics, too) but apparently there has been some polemic in recent times about the most famous name in the category winning the award.
Men-wise, and 2008-12 gives us Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mark Rylance, Rory Kinnear, Benedict Cumberbatch joint with Jonny Lee Miller, and Simon Russell Beale. That’s quite celebby, though most of them were less ‘Hollywood’ famous back then. The Oliviers went for Ejiofor, Rylance and Cumberbatch/Miller, plus Derek Jacobi and Roger Allam.