Director Danny Boyle was presented with the Beyond Theatre prize at Britain's Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday (25Nov12) for his Isles Of Wonder production at the London Olympics opening ceremony.

Millions of people around the globe tuned in to watch Boyle's $43.2 million (£27 million) spectacular this summer (12), which featured appearances from The Queen, Daniel Craig, Sir Kenneth Branagh and David Beckham and officially kicked off the 2012 London Games.

As well as Boyle, Dame Judi Dench was a big winner, being presented with the Moscow Art Theatre's Golden Seagull award for her contribution to world theatre.

Simon Russell Beale received the Best Actor award for Collaborators while Hattie Morahan picked up Best Actress for her performance in A Doll's House.

Sir Nicholas Hytner was presented with the Best Director award for Timon of Athens and the Lebedev Special award for his dynamic directorship of the National Theatre.

Constellations was named Best Play.

British funnyman James Corden hosted the star-studded event at the Savoy Hotel in the U.K. capital.