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Ball and Staunton pick up Oliviers for Sweeney Todd

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton have won Olivier Awards for their performances in the musical Sweeney Todd.

Ball picked up the gong for Best Actor In A Musical while Staunton took the award for Best Actress In A Musical:

Sweeney Todd wins Olivier for Best Musical Revival

Sweeney Todd has won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival:

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Mirren and Treadaway celebrate Olivier Award wins

Dame Helen Mirren and Luke Treadaway celebrate their Olivier Award wins for Best Actress and Best Actor.

Dame Helen Mirren shows off her Olivier Award for Best Actress. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA wire
Winner of the Best Actor Olivier Award Luke Treadaway with presenter Kim Cattrall. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Luke Treadaway wins Olivier Award for Best Actor

Luke Treadaway has won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his role in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Treadaway, who said he was "speechless", pipped James McAvoy, Rupert Everett, Rafe Spall and Mark Rylance to the award:

Helen Mirren wins Olivier Award for Best Actress

Dame Helen Mirren has won the Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance as the Queen in The Audience:

Olivier Awards nominees arrive ahead of ceremony

Dame Helen Mirren and Billie Piper are going head-to-head at tonight's Olivier Awards which recognise some of the biggest stars of the stage.

Dame Helen Mirren is nominated for Best Actress for her performance in The Audience. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Dame Helen is up for Best Actress for her role as the Queen in The Audience, which has garnered five nominations.

Best Actor nominee Rafe Spall, who's up for Constellations, and Elize du Toit. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

X-Men star James McAvoy, who has earned rave reviews for his role in Macbeth, goes up against Rafe Spall for Constellations and Rupert Everett for The Judas Kiss for the Best Actor award.

Summer Strallen is nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for Top Hat. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, based on the best-selling novel about a boy with Asperger's syndrome, leads the way with eight nominations, including Best Actor, New Play and Director.

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Stars walk the red carpet at the Olivier Awards

The stars of stage and screen have taken to the red carpet for this evening's Oliver Awards, which will be hosted by Hugh Bonneville and Sheridan Smith.

Anne-Marie Duff and James McAvoy. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Tim Minchin, who wrote the music and lyrics for the nominated Matilda The Musical, and his wife Sarah. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Former Pop Idol star Will Young is up for Best Actor In A Musical for his West End debut in Cabaret. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

James McAvoy up for Best Actor award

James McAvoy Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

X-Men star James McAvoy, who has earned rave reviews for his role in Macbeth, will go up against Rafe Spall for Constellations and Rupert Everett for The Judas Kiss for the Best Actor award at the Olivier Awards tonight.

Twelfth Night's Mark Rylance and The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time's Luke Treadaway are also nominated.

Billie Piper competes for Best Actress award tonight

Billie Piper Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Billie Piper is competing with Dame Helen Mirren for Best Actress in tonight's Olivier Awards.

The former star of Secret Diary of a Call Girl is nominated for her performance in The Effect, a play depicting the world of pharmaceutical drug trials.

Also nominated in the same category are Kristin Scott Thomas (Old Times) and Hattie Morahan (A Doll's House).

Dame Helen Mirren up for Best Actress

Dame Helen Mirren Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Dame Helen Mirren and Billie Piper are going head-to-head at tonight's Olivier Awards which recognise some of the biggest theatre stars.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, based on the best-selling novel about a boy with Asperger's syndrome, leads the way with eight nominations, including Best Actor, New Play and Director.

Dame Helen is up for Best Actress for her role as the Queen in The Audience, which has garnered five nominations.

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