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:

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For her acclaimed performance as Queen Elizabeth II in @theaudienceplay, Helen Mirren is crowned Best Actress #OLIVIERS

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"The Queen won a BAFTA this year and now she's got an Olivier, I think she's going to be thrilled" Helen Mirren jokes on stage #oliviers

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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.