Mark Strong and Helen McCrory were the toast of the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in London on Tuesday (27Jan15), scooping the top acting prizes.

The Kick-Ass star was awarded the Best Actor prize for his role in Arthur Miller play A View From The Bridge, which will soon be transferring to London's West End for a limited run in February (15).

Harry Potter star MCCrory, wife of Damian Lewis, was honoured with the Best Actress award for her star turn in Greek tragedy Medea.

The Best Musical award went to the revival of Gypsy, starring British actress Imelda Staunton, which opened in Chicester, England last year (14) and will transfer to London's Savoy Theatre in March (15).

Ivo van Hove won Best Director for The View From The Bridge, King Charles Iii was named Best New Play, and The Wolfman actor Antony Sher was handed an award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his role in Henry IV Parts I & Ii.