2010 The Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress – Nancy Carroll – After the Dance (National’s Lyttelton)
2009 The Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress – Rachel Weisz – A Streetcar Named Desire, Donmar Warehouse
2008 Best Actress (Joint Award) – Margaret Tyzack – in The Chalk Garden (Donmar Warehouse)
2008 Best Actress (Joint Award) – Penelope Wilton – in The Chalk Garden (Donmar Warehouse)
2007 Best Actress – Anne-Marie Duff – Saint Joan (Olivier, National)
2006 Best Actress – Kathleen Turner – for her performance in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
2005 Best Actress – Harriet Walter – Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse; Apollo)
2004 Best Actress – Victoria Hamilton – Suddenly last Summer
2003 Best Actress – Sandy McDade – for Iron
2002 Best Actress – CLARE HIGGINS – for Vincent In Brixton
2001 Best Actress – FIONA SHAW – for Medea
2000 Best Performance by an Actress – PAOLA DIONISOTTI – for her performance in Further than the Furthest Thing
1999 Best Performance by an Actress – JANIE DEE – Comic Potential
1998 Best Performance by an Actress – SINEAD CUSACK – Our Lady of Silgo
1997 Best Performance by an Actress – EILEEN ATKINS
1996 Best Performance by an Actress – DIANA RIGG
1995 Best Performance by an Actress – GERALDINE McEWAN
1994 Best Performance by an Actress – DAME MAGGIE SMITH
1993 Best Performance by an Actress – FIONA SHAW
1992 Best Performance by an Actress – DIANA RIGG
1991 Best Performance by an Actress – VANESSA REDGRAVE
1990 Best Performance by an Actress – JOSETTE SIMON
1989 Best Performance by an Actress – FELICITY KENDAL
1988 Best Performance by an Actress – LINDSAY DUNCAN
1987 Best Performance by an Actress – JUDI DENCH
1986 Best Performance by an Actress – JULIA McKENZIE
1985 Best Performance by an Actress – VANESSA REDGRAVE
1984 Best Performance by an Actress – MAGGIE SMITH
1983 Best Performance by an Actress – GERALDINE McEWAN
1982 Best Performance by an Actress – JUDI DENCH
1981 Best Performance by an Actress – MAGGIE SMITH
1980 Best Performance by an Actress (Joint Award) – JUDI DENCH
1980 Best Performance by an Actress (Joint Award) – FRANCES DE LA TOUR
1979 Best Performance by an Actress – VANESSA REDGRAVE
1978 Best Performance by an Actress – KATE NELLIGAN
1977 Best Performance by an Actress – ALISON STEADMAN
1976 Best Performance by an Actress – JANET SUZMAN
1975 Best Performance by an Actress – DOROTHY TUTIN
1974 Best Performance by an Actress – CLAIRE BLOOM
1973 Best Performance by an Actress – JANET SUZMAN
1972 Best Performance by an Actress – RACHEL ROBERTS
1971 Best Performance by an Actress – DAME PEGGY ASHCROFT
1970 Best Performance by an Actress – MAGGIE SMITH
1969 Best Performance by an Actress – ROSEMARY HARRIS
1968 Best Performance by an Actress – JILL BENNETT
1967 Best Performance by an Actress – LILA KEDROVA
1966 Best Performance by an Actress – IRENE WORTH
1965 Best Performance by an Actress – EILEEN ATKINS
1964 Best Performance by an Actress – DAME PEGGY ASHCROFT
1963 Best Performance by an Actress – JOAN PLOWRIGHT
1962 Best Performance by an Actress – MAGGIE SMITH
1961 Best Performance by an Actress – VANESSA REDGRAVE
1960 Best Performance by an Actress – DOROTHY TUTIN
1959 Best Performance by an Actress – DAME FLORA ROBSON
1958 Best Performance by an Actress – GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES
1957 Best Performance by an Actress – BRENDA DE BANZIE
1956 Best Performance by an Actress – DAME PEGGY ASHCROFT
1955 Best Performance by an Actress – SIOBHAN McKENNA