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The Fall star Gillian Anderson picks up top London acting award

By Staff Reporter

The Fall star Gillian Anderson picked up one of the top acting honours at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in London last night.

Anderson won Best Actress for her role as Blanche DuBois in the Young Vic production of the Tennessee Williams classic, A Streetcar Named Desire.

Judges described her performance as "shatteringly powerful and persuasive".

The Best Actress category was among the most keenly contested at the glitzy Palladium ceremony, after acclaimed performances from Kristin Scott Thomas in Electra, Helen McCrory in Medea and Billie Piper in the National Theatre's comedy drama about the hacking scandal, Great Britain.

Tom Hiddleston, who found global fame as Loki in the Thor films and Avengers Assemble, was honoured for his leading role in Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse. His performance was described by i newspaper theatre critic Paul Taylor as one of "blazing stellar power".

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