Keira Knightley and Cate Blanchett share the spotlight as they lead the red carpet glamour at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017

On a night dedicated to outstanding achievements on the London stage it was apt that two of the world’s finest actresses led the red carpet glamour at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards kicked off on Sunday evening.

Making a grand entrance at the capital’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Cate Blanchett and Keira Knightley commanded attention as they greeted onlookers ahead of the annual event.

Opting for an ethereal ivory white gown, British star Keira, 32, looked typically glamorous while making her way across the red carpet.?

Stunning:?On a night dedicated to outstanding achievements on the London stage it was apt that Keira Knightley and Cate Blanchett led the red carpet glamour as the Evening Standard Theatre Awards kicked off on Sunday evening
Stunning:?On a night dedicated to outstanding achievements on the London stage it was apt that Keira Knightley and Cate Blanchett led the red carpet glamour as the Evening Standard Theatre Awards kicked off on Sunday evening

Stunning:?On a night dedicated to outstanding achievements on the London stage it was apt that Keira Knightley and Cate Blanchett led the red carpet glamour as the Evening Standard Theatre Awards kicked off on Sunday evening

With a ruffled off-the-shoulder detail and delicate cinched waistline, the dress served to accentuate her slender physique, while its sweeping lower-half gave the overall look a dramatic flourish.?

Forest green bows added a distinctive touch to an already noticeable look as Keira posed for photos before making her way inside.?

Accessorizing tastefully, the Pirates of the Caribbean star opting for a smart embellished clutch, while her deftly applied make-up drew further attention to her delicate features.?

Striking: Opting for an ethereal ivory white gown, British star Keira, 32, looked typically glamorous while making her way across the red carpet

Striking: Opting for an ethereal ivory white gown, British star Keira, 32, looked typically glamorous while making her way across the red carpet

Elegant:?With a ruffled off-the-shoulder detail and delicate cinched waistline, the dress served to accentuate her slender physique, while its sweeping lower-half gave the overall look a dramatic flourish
Elegant:?With a ruffled off-the-shoulder detail and delicate cinched waistline, the dress served to accentuate her slender physique, while its sweeping lower-half gave the overall look a dramatic flourish
Elegant:?With a ruffled off-the-shoulder detail and delicate cinched waistline, the dress served to accentuate her slender physique, while its sweeping lower-half gave the overall look a dramatic flourish

Elegant:?With a ruffled off-the-shoulder detail and delicate cinched waistline, the dress served to accentuate her slender physique, while its sweeping lower-half gave the overall look a dramatic flourish

A splash of colour:?Forest green bows added a distinctive touch to an already noticeable look as Keira posed for photos before making her way inside

A splash of colour:?Forest green bows added a distinctive touch to an already noticeable look as Keira posed for photos before making her way inside


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