Zawe Ashton oozed glamour in a navy glitzy glamour as she joined her fiancé Tom Hiddleston at the 67th Annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday.
The couple, who secretly welcomed their first child in October 2022, looked every inch of the doting parents as they arrived at Claridge’s Hotel for the event.
Zawe, 39, looked incredible in a glamorous bejewelled gown which detailed caped sleeves and silver embellishments on the neckline.
She accessorised her dazzling attire with a simple pair of silver studded earrings and a nude lip stick.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood actor, 42, looked dapper in a green velour suit and sported a smart bow tie.
Wow: Zawe Ashton, 39, oozed glamour in a navy glitzy glamour as she joined her fiancé Tom Hiddleston, 42, at the 67th Annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday
Dazzling: The couple, who secretly welcomed their first child in October 2022, looked every inch of the doting parents as they arrived at Claridge’s Hotel for the event
The happy couple looked besotted with one another as they cosied up for a photo on the red carpet before heading into the ceremony.
Speaking in July, Zawe made a rare comment about her famously private relationship with Tom by revealing the ’empowering’ career advice he has given her.
The actress, admitted she was unsure about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Tom – whose role as Loki has cemented his place in the franchise – offered his ‘incredible’ advice on her new role as Dar-Benn in forthcoming film The Marvels.
She told Entertainment Weekly: ‘One of the main takeaways from our conversations was: ‘What you put into Marvel, you get back.’
‘He said, ‘If you go into this with an open heart and a great work ethic and just want to provide an amazing experience for the fans, you’ll have an amazing experience on those sets.’ He really empowered me in that way.’
Tom, who played Loki in a plethora of past MCU movies starting with 2011’s Thor, also offered practical advice for Ashton in her first appearance in such a film.
‘He also had some very good practical advice, which was ‘Make sure you have enough zippers to go to the bathroom in your costume’,’ she joked, before confirming that she has come to realise how good that tip really was.
The Fresh Meat star did not hide her excitement for the movie, which she described as an ‘all-female sci-fi extravaganza, with a woman on the other side of the camera’.
Stunning: Zawe looked incredible in a glamorous bejewelled gown which detailed caped sleeves and silver embellishments on the neckline
Glamorous: The couple were all smiles as they posed in their elegant ensembles at the annual event
Wow: She accessorised her dazzling attire with a simple pair of silver studded earrings and a nude lip stick
Handsome: Meanwhile, the Hollywood actor looked dapper in a green velour suit and sported a smart bow tie
Loved-up: The happy couple looked besotted with one another as they cosied up for a photo on the red carpet before heading into the ceremony
She added: ‘I felt very moved, actually, being involved in it. It’s not an environment you’re often in — a huge-budget movie with all these badass women and Samuel L. Jackson. That just doesn’t happen.’
The couple first met in 2019 when they played husband and wife in a revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.
In June 2022, Hiddleston confirmed he was set to wed his actress fiancée, but kept tight-lipped about the romance, simply telling the LA Times: ‘I’m very happy.’
Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2023: The nominations
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
Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress in association with Mithridate
Patsy Ferran, A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre
Sophie Okonedo, Medea, @sohoplace
Rachael Stirling, Private Lives, Donmar Warehouse
Anjana Vasan, A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre
Dear England, James Graham, National Theatre
A Mirror, Sam Holcroft, Almeida Theatre
The Motive and the Cue, Jack Thorne, National Theatre
Retrograde, Ryan Calais Cameron, Kiln Theatre
Best Musical Performance
Kyle Ramar Freeman, A Strange Loop, Barbican Theatre
Nicole Scherzinger, Sunset Boulevard, Savoy Theatre
Charlie Stemp, Crazy For You, Gillian Lynne Theatre
Marisha Wallace, Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre
Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre
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
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
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
Andrew Richardson, Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre
Taylor Russell, The Effect, National Theatre
Tatenda Shamiso, NO-ID, Royal Court
Jack Wolfe, Next to Normal, Donmar Warehouse