LondonTheatre.co.uk looked at every award winner in history to figure out the perfect character for landing an Olivier. Do you need to play a fictional character, or a real person? A Brit or an American? A queen or a soldier? See which performers ticked all the boxes, which bucked the trend, and discover the ultimate winning formula in our interactive chart below.
The most definite way to win an Olivier is to play a …
YoungFictionalBritishSoldier from the Distant Past who has a Love Interest and Survives the end.