Bally Gill, who starred as Romeo in the RSC's recent staging of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, is the winner of the 2019 Ian Charleson Award.
Erica Whyman's production ran in Stratford-upon-Avon in May 2018, with What’s On Stage critic Michael Davis describing Gill as "Utterly convincing as the smitten would-be hero, half show-off and half sensitive new man".
The yearly Ian Charleson Award, (which acknowledges the work of actors under 30 in a classical role) was created in memory of Charleson, who starred as Hamlet at the National Theatre in 1989. He died two months after his final performance.
Previous winners include Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Rebecca Hall, Ruth Negga and Paapa Essiedu.