Imelda Staunton nominated for an Olivier Award
Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) has been nominated for an Olivier Award in the Best Actress category for her role as Margie in the David Lindsay-Abaire play Good People. Staunton has previously won Olivier Awards for her performances in A Chorus of Disapproval (1985), The Corn is Green (1985), Into the Woods (1990), and Sweeney Todd (2012).
There was also a nomination in the Best Revival category for Skylight, the David Hare play, which starred Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour), who is also set to star alongside Carey Mulligan in the Broadway transfer opening this Friday, March 13 at the Golden Theatre.
In addition, Penelope Wilton, who co-stars alongside Dame Maggie Smith in both Downton Abbey and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, received a Best Actress nomination for her performance in Taken at Midnight, which is also up for the Virgin Atlantic Best New Play Award.
We were lucky enough to see Staunton in Good People when it played on the West End last summer. You can check out our review here. The actress can next be seen on the stage in the West End transfer of the Stephen Sondheim musical Gypsy, which opens at the Savoy Theatre on March 28. The Olivier Awards ceremony will take place on April 12 at the Royal Opera House.
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