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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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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.

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