Dame Helen Mirren leads UK hopes at Tony theatre awards
7 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Dame Helen starred in The Audience in London’s West End and on Broadway
Stage actors include Dame Helen Mirren and Carey Mulligan are carrying British hopes at the Tony theatre awards in New York later.
Dame Helen has been nominated for playing the Queen in Broadway transfer of The Audience, while Mulligan has been shortlisted for Skylight.
Britons Ruth Wilson, Nathaniel Parker, Ben Miles and Mulligan’s co-star Bill Nighy are also nominated.
Musicals An American in Paris and Fun Home each landed 12 nominations.
Dame Helen already has an Olivier Award for the London production of The Audience and an Oscar for portraying the Queen on the big screen.
Ruth Wilson has been shortlisted for her role in Constellations, the tale of a relationship playing out across alternate universes.
Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell
US actor Bradley Cooper – currently starring in London in The Elephant Man – has also made the list of best actor candidates alongside Nighy and Wolf Hall star Miles.
Wolf Hall – based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker-prize winning work – has landed eight nominations in total, including best director for Jeremy Herrin.
Three out of the four best director contenders are also British, with Marianne Elliott and filmmaker Stephen Daldrey up for Skylight.
Source:: BBC Entertainment