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).
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