Evening Standard Awards
David and Victoria Beckham posed on the red carpet with US Vogue editor Anna Wintour and guests.AFP / Getty Images

The stars of stage and screen turned in all their finery for 60th London Evening Standard awards.

The glamourous event saw the best of British theatre rub shoulders with the fashion elite and the occasional Hollywood starlet.

Leading the glitterati at the Palladium on Sunday (30 November) were Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall, who defied her years in a figure-hugging red gown with plunging neckline.

Kim Cattrall
The Sex and the City star looked striking in a scarlet gown.AFP / Getty Images

Supermodel Naomi Campbell turned heads in a gold sequin Burberry dress with a fur stole, and was all smiles as she posed for a photo with host Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

And it was a night for couples, with co-host Benedict Cumberbatch arriving with his theatre director fiancée Sophie Hunter.

After his recent trip to Buckingham Palace to collect his OBE, Homeland star Damien Lewis arrived with his companion Helen McCrory, while married couple Anne Marie Duff and James McAvoy looked cosy on the red carpet.

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell was a surprise arrival at the ES theatre awards, looking stunning in a Burberry dress.AFP / Getty Images

Billie Piper, who was nominated for the Best Actress award for her role in Great Britain, made a stylish entrance in a dramatic black, fan-style, one-shoulder vintage dress. She was accompanied by her husband Laurence Fox.

While she lost out to Gillian Anderson who won the top prize for her role in A Streetcar Named Desire, Piper won in the fashion stakes.

American actress Anna Kendrick made an impact in a classic regal print, while Sienna Miller was luminous in a strapless lace silver gown with purple and pink embellishments.

James McAvoy
Anne Marie Duff and James McAvoy looked cosy on the red carpet.AFP / Getty Images

However, it was the surprise arrival of Victoria and David Beckham on the red carpet at theatre's big night that had everyone talking. They arrived hand-in-hand as they made their way onto the red carpet.

While Beckham wore a stylish black gown from her own collection, David wore a navy suit complete with black bow tie.

The former England footballer had been involved in a car crash just a day earlier after picking up his eldest son, Brooklyn from Arsenal's training ground in Hertfordshire.

Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson took the Best Actress prize for her role in A Streetcar Named Desire.AFP / Getty Images

The couple were seen engrossed in conversation with Burberry CEO, Christopher Bailey, who was co-hosting the event and US Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

The annual Evening Standard awards celebrates the best performances in theatre in the past year.

Full List of Winners

Best Actor: Tom Hiddleston (Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse)

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress: Gillian Anderson (A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic)

NOOK Award for Best Play: The James Plays (Rona Munro, Edinburgh Festival Theatre & National Theatre's Olivier)

Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical: The Scottsboro Boys (Young Vic & Garrick)

Milton Shulman Award for Best Director: Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies, RSC Swan & Aldwych)

Emerging Talent Award in Partnership with Burberry: Laura Jane Matthewson (Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse)

Best Design in Partnership with Heal's: Es Devlin (American Psycho, Almeida)

Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright: Beth Steel (Wonderland, Hampstead)

Four special awards were also presented during the gala evening at the London Palladium. These were:

Lebedev Award: Tom Stoppard (The greatest living playwright)

Editor's Award: Kate Bush for Before the Dawn (A new high in music performance)

Beyond Theatre: Here Lies Love (For pushing the boundaries of the musical)

Revival of the Year: Skylight