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Stars out for Olivier Awards

Dame Helen Mirren has been crowned Best Actress at the Olivier Awards for her performance as the Queen in The Audience. The other success story of the night was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which picked up seven awards.

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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).

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