The National Theater of Iceland’s staging of King Lear by William Shakespeare was named Best Play of 2011 at Gríman, the National Theater Awards, which were held in Reykjavík City Theater on Thursday and broadcast live on Stöd 2.
Arnar Jónsson as King Lear. From griman.is.
The play, which premiered on December 26, 2010, received a total of six awards, including Best Director for Australian Benedict Andrews and Best Actor for Arnar Jónsson as King Lear, as stated on Gríman’s website.
Additionally, Atli Rafn Sigurdsson and Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir were awarded for their supporting roles in King Lear and Hildur Ingveldardóttir Gudnadóttir for the music in the play.
Ólafur Egill Ólafsson and Audur Jónsdóttir were named Best Playwrights for their adaptation of the latter’s novel Fólkid í kjallaranum for Reykjavík City Theater and Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir Best Actress for her part in the theater’s Elsku Barn.