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  • 11 March 2014, 1:21

Olivier Awards: Law And Hiddleston Nominated

Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston and Dame Judi Dench have been recognised for their star turns on the stage with nominations for the Olivier Awards.

Dame Judi is shortlisted for her role in Peter And Alice, in which she starred opposite fellow Bond cast member Ben Whishaw.

Law and Hiddleston, nominated for the title roles in Henry V and Coriolanus respectively, face competition from Henry Goodman and another of Dame Judi's 007 co-stars, Rory Kinnear.

Sam Mendes' musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along lead the field with seven nominations each.

Goodman is recognised for his performance in The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui at the Duchess Theatre, while Kinnear's role as Iago in the National Theatre production of Othello sees him shortlisted.

Daniel Radcliffe, who won best actor at the What's On Stage Awards for The Cripple of Inishmaan, is not shortlisted.

Shortlisted alongside Dame Judi are Lesley Manville, recognised for her performance in Ghosts, Anna Chancellor for Private Lives and Hayley Atwell for The Pride.

MPs expenses satire The Duck House is nominated for best new comedy with The Full Monty, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense and The Same Deep Water As Me also vying for the award.

Douglas Hodge, who plays Willy Wonka in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, is nominated for best actor in a musical along with Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner from The Book Of Mormon and Kyle Scatliffe for The Scottsboro Boys.

His co-star Nigel Planer, who plays Grandpa Joe in the Roald Dahl adaptation, is nominated for best performance in a supporting role in a musical.

Father Ted star Ardal O'Hanlon is in the running for the best actor in a supporting role award for his performance in The Weir.

The annual ceremony takes place at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, central London, on Sunday, April 13.