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Tom Hiddleston, Billie Piper, Gillian Anderson, David Byrne's 'Here Lies Love' Shortlisted for London Evening Standard Awards

By Jon Sobel j.sobel@classicalite.com on Nov 20, 2014 02:04 PM EST

Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Billie Piper (Doctor Who), Gillian Anderson (The X Files) and Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) are among the actors who've been shortlisted for the 2014 Evening Standard Theatre Awards honoring achievement in London theater.

Piper's best actress nomination comes for her role in Great Britain, Richard Bean's drama about the phone hacking scandal. She's up against Anderson, who's been starring in A Streetcar Named Desire, Scott Thomas for Electra and Helen McCrory for Medea.

Hiddleston starred in Shakespeare's Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse. In the best actor competition he faces Ben Miles for a notable turn as Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies and Mark Strong for his Eddie Carbone in the Young Vic production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge.

In the best musical category, David Byrne's show about Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love, faces Dogfight, The Scottsboro Boys and the Kinks jukebox musical Sunny Afternoon. The best play category singles out King Charles III, The James Plays trilogy and Jennifer Haley's The Nether.

Both The Nether and A View from the Bridge will be transferring to the West End.

The 60th Evening Standard Awards ceremony will be held November 30 at the London Palladium co-hosted by the Evening Standard's owner, Evgeny Lebedev, Christopher Bailey of Burberry, and Anna Wintour of Condé Nast.

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TagsTom Hiddleston, BIllie Piper, Gillian Anderson, David Byrne, Here Lies Love, London Evening Standard Awards, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anna Wintour, Thor, Loki, A Streetcar Named Desire, Great Britain, The Kinks

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