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Britain's 2013 Olivier Award Nominees Include Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Kristin Scott Thomas

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! March 27, 2013 at 2:22PM

Nominees for the 2013 Olivier Awards were announced today, including notable screen actors Helen Mirren, Rupert Evertt, Kristin Scott Thomas and James McAvoy for their recent stage performances. Britain's equivalent of the Tonys, the awards are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to honor excellence in professional stage productions.
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Helen Mirren

Nominees for the 2013 Olivier Awards were announced today, including notable screen actors Helen Mirren, Rupert Evertt, Kristin Scott Thomas and James McAvoy for their recent stage performances. Britain's equivalent of the Tonys, the awards are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to honor excellence in professional stage productions.

In the best actress category, Mirren is nominated for playing Queen Elizabeth II in Stephen Daldry's "The Audience." She won an Oscar in 2007 for playing Elizabeth in Stephen Frears' "The Queen." Other nominees include McAvoy for best actor as the title role in "Macbeth," Everett as the leading man in "The Judas Kiss," Kristin Scott Thomas for best actress in "Old Times" and Imelda Staunton for best actress in a musical for revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd."

See the full list of nominees here.

This article is related to: Helen Mirren, Rupert Everett, James McAvoy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Awards, Imelda Staunton


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