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Kerry actress Jessie Buckley wins big at Olivier Awards

Kerry actress Jessie Buckley wins big at Olivier Awards

County Kerry actress Jessie Buckley has scored herself a top acting trophy at last night's Olivier Awards.

The Killarney actress appears in the lead role in "Cabaret" alongside her co-star Eddie Redmayne in the event which celebrates the best of British theatre. "Cabaret" was the big winner of the night, taking home seven prizes for itself.

In his speech, Redmayne said he would not have taken on the role of The Emcee without Buckley agreeing to be his co-star.

Last month, Buckley was among the Best Supporting Actress nominees at the Oscars for her performance in The Lost Daughter.

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The event which attracted stars like Stacey Dooley, Lilly Allen, and Oti Mabuse took place in London's Royal Albert Hall and was hosted by comedian Jason Manford.

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Life of Pi picked up five prizes at the ceremony, including Best New Play. Sheila Atim was named Best Actress for Constellations, while Back to the Future won the Best New Musical prize.

Pride and Prejudice (Sort Of) was named Best Entertainment or Comedy Play and Liz Carr won the Best Supporting Actress for her role in A Normal Heart.

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The Laurence Olivier Awards, or simply the Olivier Awards, are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognise excellence in professional theatre in London at an annual ceremony in London.

You can catch up on the full ceremony which was streamed on YoutTube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZdwNClfRVs

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