Derek Jacobi, Mark Rylance Nominated for U.K.’s Olivier Awards

Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance are two of the five best-actor nominees for London theater’s Laurence Olivier Awards, the U.K.’s highest stage honors, organizers said today.

Jacobi is shortlisted for playing King Lear at the Donmar Warehouse, while Rylance has landed a nomination for “La Bete.”

Also on the list of best-actor hopefuls is David Suchet for “All My Sons.”

“King Lear” is also up for best director Michael Grandage) and best revival. The three other best-director nominees are Dominic Cooke for “Clybourne Park,” Howard Davies for “The White Guard” and Thea Sharrock for “After the Dance.”

The awards will be handed out on Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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