'Harry Potter' stars up for theater awards

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Associated Press

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 6 at 2:04 PM

LONDON (AP) — Former "Harry Potter" stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint are both prize contenders for performances on the London stage.

Ex-boy wizard Radcliffe is a best-actor finalist at the WhatsOnStage awards for "The Cripple of Inishmaan." Grint, who played Ron Weasley, is nominated as newcomer of the year for his stage debut as a gangland flunky in "Mojo."

Other acting nominees announced Friday include Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, James McAvoy and Helen Mirren — for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's "The Audience."

"The Audience" is up for best new play, along with David Greig's "The Events," John Logan's "Peter and Alice," Rory Kinnear's "The Herd" and "Chimerica" by Lucy Kirkwood.

The awards, run by website whatsonstage.com, are decided by public vote. Winners will be announced Feb. 23.

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