Judi Dench, Jude Law up for UK’s Olivier Awards
Screen stars Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston and Judi Dench are among big-name nominees as Britain’s theater community gets set for the Laurence Olivier Awards.
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New musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and revival “Merrily We Roll Along” lead the nominations, with seven apiece. Musicals “Once,” “The Book of Mormon” and “The Scottsboro Boys” — all of which originated on Broadway — are nominated in six categories each.
Law and Hiddleston are both best-actor nominees for Shakespeare roles, in “Henry V” and “Coriolanus,” respectively. Dench is up for best-actress for playing the real-life inspiration for “Alice in Wonderland” in “Peter and Alice.”