Glenn Close leads the stars stepping out to watch Shane Richie transform into a ...

She lost out to Olivia Colman who scooped the BAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role at Sunday night's awards ceremony.

But on Monday, Glenn Close, 71, appeared to be completely unfazed by her loss as she led the stars stepping out to attend the premiere of the re-cast Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which now stars Shane Richie, 54, in London's West End.

Shane - who is arguably best known for playing Alfie Moon in EastEnders - has taken on the role of Hugo / Loco Chanelle in the award-winning musical at the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue.  

Chic: Glenn Close, 71, led the stars stepping out to attend the premiere of the re-cast Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which now stars Shane Richie, 54, in London 's West End (Pictured with Hayley Tamaddon)

Chic: Glenn Close, 71, led the stars stepping out to attend the premiere of the re-cast Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which now stars Shane Richie, 54, in London 's West End (Pictured with Hayley Tamaddon)

Transformation: Shane has taken on the role of Hugo / Loco Chanelle in the award-winning musical at the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue (Pictured with Jessie Wallace, 47)

Transformation: Shane has taken on the role of Hugo / Loco Chanelle in the award-winning musical at the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue (Pictured with Jessie Wallace, 47)

In photos taken in his dressing room, the actor can be seen spending time with former EastEnders co-star Jessie Wallace, whilst clad in an emerald green gown, festooned with intricate black beads.

His garish frock also featured feathery black cuffs, and the chest of the dress had been purposefully designed to mimic the shape of a woman's curves. 

Shane's fishtail gown trailed onto the floor with a feathery finish and was finished off with exaggerated shoulders. 

The actor wore a fiery red wig atop his head, which featured a mound of curls piled high. 

Glam: In photos taken in his dressing room, the actor can be seen clad in an emerald green gown, festooned with intricate black beads

Glam: In photos taken in his dressing room, the actor can be seen clad in an emerald green gown, festooned with intricate black beads

Details: His garish frock also featured feathery black cuffs, and the chest of the dress had been purposefully designed to mimic the shape of a woman's curves

Details: His garish frock also featured feathery black cuffs, and the chest of the dress had been purposefully designed to mimic the shape of a woman's curves

Wow! Shane was almost unrecognisable, with a heavy layer of expertly-applied stage make-up transforming his looks

Wow! Shane was almost unrecognisable, with a heavy layer of expertly-applied stage make-up transforming his looks

Playing up to the camera: Jessie couldn't resist copping a feel of Shane's false breasts

Playing up to the camera: Jessie couldn't resist copping a feel of Shane's false

Shane was almost unrecognisable, with a heavy layer of stage make-up transforming his looks.

The soap star had a flawless base with heavy dusting of blusher contouring his cheeks and thin eyebrows dramatically arched higher than his own.

Completing his make-over, Shane wore glamorous false eyelashes and a pillar-box red lipstick on his full pout. 

Unrecognisable: The actor wore a fiery red wig atop his head, which featured a mound of curls piled high

Unrecognisable: The actor wore a fiery red wig atop his head, which featured a mound of curls piled high

Dramatic: The soap star had a flawless base with heavy dusting of blusher contouring his cheeks and thin eyebrows dramatically arched higher than his own

Dramatic: The soap star had a flawless base with heavy dusting of blusher contouring his cheeks and thin eyebrows dramatically arched higher than his own

Pucker up: Shane and Jessie puckered up in front of the camera

Pucker up: Shane and Jessie puckered up in front of the camera

Switching it up: Shane changed up his appearance in the show, slipping into wet-look trousers and a sequinned jacket

Switching it up: Shane changed up his appearance in the show, slipping into wet-look trousers and a sequinned jacket

Glenn flashed a wide smile whilst holding her chic camel coloured waterfall jacket closed at the front as she posed for photographs outside the theatre. 

The Wife star kept the rest of her ensemble fairly muted, with all-black items of clothing teamed with a crisp white shirt. 

The actress styled her silver locks into a effortlessly curly hairdo, and added a slick of glamorous make-up.  

Emotional: Shane appeared to be emotional as he strode across the stage with his hand over his mouth

Emotional: Shane appeared to be emotional as he strode across the stage with his hand over his mouth

 

Presenter Laura Whitmore, 33, ensured she looked stylish by adding a large leopard print handbag to her outfit.

The Irish wrapped up warm with a long black double-breasted trench coat atop a denim shirt.

The blonde strolled along the red carpet in a shiny pair of chunky black boots as she made her way into the theatre.

Chic: Glenn added some Hollywood glamour to the press night

Chic: Glenn added some glamour to the press night

Elegant: Glenn kept the rest of her ensemble fairly muted, with all-black items of clothing teamed with a crisp white shirt and a camel coloured waterfall jacket

Elegant: Glenn kept the rest of her ensemble fairly muted, with all-black items of clothing teamed with a crisp white shirt and a camel coloured waterfall jacket

Glam: Presenter Laura Whitmore, 33, ensured she looked stylish by adding a large leopard print handbag to her outfit

Glam: Presenter Laura Whitmore, 33, ensured she looked stylish by adding a large leopard print handbag to her outfit

Stylish: The Irish beauty wrapped up warm with a long black double-breasted trench coat atop a denim shirt

Stylish: The Irish wrapped up warm with a long black double-breasted trench coat atop a denim shirt

Laura styled her tresses into a simple up-do with strands of dishevelled locks left to drape down, framing her face. 

Accentuating her natural , the star opted to draw attention to her piercing blue eyes with lashings of mascara, and applied a slick of glossy lipstick to her pout.

Ensuring she was polished to perfection, Laura also sported a pearlescent blue manicure. 

Stunning: Liverpudlian stunner Claire Sweeney, 47, made a style statement in a burgundy velvet trouser suit and a shimmering gold cami

Stunning: Liverpudlian stunner Claire Sweeney, 47, made a style statement in a burgundy velvet trouser suit and a shimmering gold cami

Beauty: With her hair styled into voluminous waves and a flawless make-up look, Claire looked utterly radiant

: With her hair styled into voluminous waves and a flawless make-up look, Claire looked utterly radiant

Fashionista: Former EastEnders actress Louisa Lytton, 30, demonstrated her flair for fashion in an on-trend ensemble

Fashionista: Former EastEnders actress Louisa Lytton, 30, demonstrated her flair for in an on-trend ensemble

Liverpudlian stunner Claire Sweeney, 47, made a style statement in a burgundy velvet trouser suit.

The former soap actress injected an extra dose of glamour into her look with a shimmering gold cami.

With her hair styled into voluminous waves and a flawless make-up look, Claire looked utterly radiant. 

Beaming: The brunette beauty flashed her pearly whites as she posed for photographs

Beaming: The brunette flashed her pearly whites as she posed for photographs

Mish-mash: Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, 75, opted to clash prints, with a black and white floral skirt and a furry animal print jacket.

Mish-mash: Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, 75, opted to clash prints, with a black and white floral skirt and a

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