Jenna Coleman was the epitome of sophistication as she made a rare public appearance with boyfriend Jamie Childs the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at London’s Claridge’s Hotel on Sunday.
The former Doctor Who actress, 37, looked ravishing in a cream woven gown which hugged every inch of her gorgeous figure.
The dress boasted a high neck and gold clasps which dazzled under the lights as she made her way along the red carpet and posed for snaps without her other half, with whom she was first linked in December 2021 after meeting on the set of Netflix’s The Sandman.
Jenna forwent jewellery to let the outfit speak for itself opting instead for simple earrings and styling her glossy locks in a 1960s inspired flick.
Meanwhile director Jamie, 35, who met up with his girlfriend inside the swanky venue, was suited and booted in a black tuxedo.
Sweet: Jenna Coleman, 37, was the epitome of sophistication as she made a rare public appearance with boyfriend Jamie Childs, 35, the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at London’s Claridge’s Hotel on Sunday
Glam: The former Doctor Who actress looked ravishing in a cream woven gown which hugged every inch of her gorgeous figure
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards were established in 1955, making them the oldest theatrical awards ceremony in the UK.
They event, which is organised by The Evening Standard Newspaper, annually celebrate achievements in London Theatre and this year was hosted by Sir Ian McKellen.
Jenna is currently filming new BBC detective drama The Jetty which is expected to hit screens next year.
The series synopsis teases: ‘As Ember gets close to the truth, it threatens to destroy her life – forcing her to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew about her past, present and the town she’s always called home’.
In the four-part series, a fire wrecks a holiday home in a Lancashire lake town and Jenna’s character Detective Ember is tasked with seeing how the blaze connects to a podcast journalist, who is investigating a crime.
The journalist is looking into a missing persons cold case and an illicit ‘love’ triangle between a man in his twenties and two underage girls.
While she starts to close in on answers, Ember’s life begins to fall apart, as she is driven to face up to her past, present and the town she’s always called home.
The Jetty is designed to delve into the moral legacy of the Me Too movement and ask questions about sexual morality, identity and memory.
Chic: The dress boasted a high neck and gold clasps which dazzled under the lights as she made her way along the red carpet, without her other half, with whom she was first linked in December 2021 after meeting on the set of Netflix ‘s The Sandman
Perfection: Jenna forwent jewellery to let the outfit speak for itself opting instead for simple earrings and styling her glossy locks in a 1960s inspired flick
Dinner: She was seated next to fellow Doctor Who star David Tennant
Of the show, Jenna said: ‘I’m delighted to be returning to the BBC to be a part of The Jetty, with Firebird Pictures at the helm, bringing the story of Ember Manning to life…
‘I look forward to exploring Cat Jones’ darkly probing scripts, alongside Marialy Rivas’ eloquent vision.’
Writer and creator Cat Jones, of Harlots, EastEnders, Waterloo Road fame, said of the show: ‘I’m thrilled to be making The Jetty for BBC One…
‘Like millions of people all over the world, I’ve grown up loving and admiring BBC dramas, so getting to create one really is a dream come true…
‘The Jetty is a story I’ve wanted to tell for a long time but it wasn’t until it found its champions at the fantastically writer friendly Firebird, that it really came to life…
‘What feels like a total dream team continues to grow with the addition of Marialy Rivas to direct and the brilliant Jenna Coleman. I’ve no doubt audiences are going to be completely transfixed by her as Ember.’
Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2023: The Winners
Paapa Essiedu, The Effect, National Theatre
Mark Gatiss, The Motive and the Cue, National Theatre
Paul Mescal, A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre
Andrew Scott, Vanya, Duke of York’s Theatre – WINNER
Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress in association with Mithridate
Patsy Ferran, A Streetcar Named Desire – WINNER
Sophie Okonedo, Medea, @sohoplace
Rachael Stirling, Private Lives, Donmar Warehouse
Anjana Vasan, A Streetcar Named Desire – WINNER
Dear England, James Graham, National Theatre
A Mirror, Sam Holcroft, Almeida Theatre
The Motive and the Cue, Jack Thorne, National Theatre – WINNER
Retrograde, Ryan Calais Cameron, Kiln Theatre
Best Musical Performance
Kyle Ramar Freeman, A Strange Loop, Barbican Theatre
Nicole Scherzinger, Sunset Boulevard, Savoy Theatre – WINNER
Charlie Stemp, Crazy For You, Gillian Lynne Theatre
Marisha Wallace, Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre
Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre – WINNER
Standing at the Sky’s Edge, National Theatre/Sheffield Theatres
A Strange Loop, Barbican Theatre
Tammy Faye, Almeida Theatre
Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Matilda Feyisayo Ibini, Sleepova, Bush Theatre
Kimber Lee, untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play, Young Vic Theatre
Anoushka Lucas, Elephant, Bush Theatre
Isley Lynn, The Swell, Orange Tree Theatre – WINNER
Bunny Christie, Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre
Robert Jones, Dancing at Lughnasa, National Theatre
Georgia Lowe, The Good Person of Szechwan, Lyric Hammersmith/ETT/Sheffield Theatres – WINNER
Tom Pye, My Neighbour Totoro, RSC/Barbican Theatre
Milton Shulman Award for Best Director
Rebecca Frecknall, A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre
Rupert Goold, Dear England, National Theatre
Nicholas Hytner, Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre
Jamie Lloyd, Sunset Boulevard, Savoy Theatre – WINNER
Andrew Richardson, Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre
Taylor Russell, The Effect, National Theatre
Tatenda Shamiso, NO-ID, Royal Court – WINNER
Jack Wolfe, Next to Normal, Donmar Warehouse