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A-list vie for theatre awards

2010-02-08 15:06

London - Hollywood stars Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, James Earl Jones and Keira Knightley are among the nominees for Britain's Laurence Olivier theatre awards.

The Oliviers are Britain's equivalent of Broadway's Tonys and honour achievements in London theatre, musicals, dance and opera.

Jones is shortlisted for best actor for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as is Law for Hamlet. Weisz has a best-actress nomination for A Streetcar Named Desire.

Knightley is nominated in the supporting actress category for her turn as a manipulative movie starlet in The Misanthrope.

Melanie Chisholm - better known as Mel C of the Spice Girls - is nominated for best actress in a musical, for Blood Brothers.

The nominees were announced on Monday and the winners will be announced on March 21.