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Harry Potter stars up for awards

Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint are both up for prestigious theatre a wards.

The pair, who appeared in the films over 10 years, are among the names shortlisted for the What's On Stage Awards.

Daniel is nominated for best actor for his role in The Cripple Of Inishmaan, while Rupert is shortlisted for newcomer of the year after making his stage debut in a revival of Jez Butterworth's Mojo.

The other best actor nominees are Lenny Henry, James Bond co-stars Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear, and James McAvoy.

James' wife, Anne-Marie Duff, is nominated for best actress along with Hayley Atwell, Suranne Jones and Tanya Moodie.

Dame Helen Mirren completes the shortlist after she was recognised for her role as the Queen in The Audience.

Rory is also recognised for his writing talents with his playwriting debut, The Herd, nominated for best new play.

David Walliams is among the nominees for best supporting actor for his role in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Barry H umphries is up for best solo performance for his farewell tour as Dame Edna Everage at the London Palladium.

The nominations, which come from theatre fans, were unveiled at an event at the Cafe de Paris in London.

The stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's C harlie And The Chocolate Factory got six nods including Douglas Hodge for best actor in a musical for his performance as Willy Wonka. The Light Princess, the National Theatre musical written by Tori Amos, also got six nominations with five for The Book Of Mormon and Once.

Theatregoers have until midnight on January 31 to vote for the winners, which will be announced at a ceremony in the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End on Sunday February 23.

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