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Mar 07 2018

Lesley Manville isn't done with awards shows just yet.

by Nathaniel R

Did you know that Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) is currently treading the boards in London?She's nominated for a Best Actress Olivier Award for playing Mary Tyrone in the Eugene O'Neill dramaLong Day's Journey Into Night(a classic role which already scored an Oscar nod for Katharine Hepburn and a Tony for Jessica Lange).Her last performance is the day of the Oliviers (April 8th) after which she presumably gets a wee break before coming back to America in May.She and Jeremy Irons will do the same show againat BAM in Brooklynfor American audiences.

Lesley's "Mary"is up against Imelda Staunton's "Martha"inWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?!CLASH OF THE EPIC ROLES.If Imelda loses that contest to Lesley (they've both won Oliviers before) she still has another chance to win.She's double-nominated as she's also up for Best Actress in a Musical forFollies.Complete list of Olivier nominations here.

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I love that the Oliviers honor opera as well...wish the Tonys would follow suit.

March 7,2018 | Unregistered CommenterStritch Bankhead

Imelda Staunton has two Olivier nominations in one year.She's such a hardworking theater actress.

March 7,2018 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

She and the score were the best things about this over rated movie

March 7,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Mary Tyrone also awarded Vanessa Redgrave her Tony!

March 7,2018 | Unregistered CommenterFadhil

Stritch,what opera is there in New York worth honoring?The overall quality of performances .at the met this season were astonishingly poor (boring predictable rep,controversies up the wazoo,tons of high profile cancellations,and every new production was a flop) and I can't imagine the Tony Awards having anything close to enough integrity to pay attention to the Prototype festival or Gotham.I'm all for honoring opera but it has been a LONG time since New York's opera scene was anything to write home about.

March 7,2018 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

I love Manville,and I am glad she is doing so well.Saw her in Ghosts.She was tremendous.She is currently killing it in the second series of Mum on the BBC.

March 7,2018 | Unregistered CommenterBillyBob

I've got tickets to see this production of Long Day's Journey Into Night.Can't wait!

March 7,2018 | Unregistered CommenterEdward L.

How can Imelda handle her life?Wow

March 7,2018 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

Is "Hamilton"not going over well across the pond?It looked like it only had 2 nominations.

March 7,2018 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

Forever- I counted 11 nominations for Hamilton.

March 7,2018 | Unregistered CommenterPedro

HAMILTON got arecord13 (!) Olivier's doing okay.

March 7,2018 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I finally got around to Another Year.Manville is devasting.She navigated truly dark depths with expert control.Terrible Oscar snub.

March 8,2018 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

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