Harry Potter stars Michael Gambon and David Bradley will battle it out for the Best Actor gong at Britain's Laurence Olivier Awards. Gambon, who portrays Professor Dumbledore, and Bradley, who plays caretaker Argus Filch in the wizard franchise, were both nominated for their roles in Harold Pinter play No Mans Land at the upcoming annual theatre awards.
The actors will compete against Adam Godley for the new London stage adaptation of Rain Man and Derek Jacobi for his role in Twelfth Night.
X-Men star Patrick Stewart is up for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for his role as Claudius in Shakespeare's Hamlet, along with Oliver Ford Davies for the same production, Kevin R MCNally for Ivanov and Paul Ritter for The Norman Conquests.
Up for the Best Actress gong are Deanna Dunagan for August: Osage County, Lindsay Duncan for That Face and Margaret Tyzack and Penelope Wilton for their roles in The Chalk Garden.
Rock 'n roll stageshow Jersey Boys and Zorro will fight for the Best New Musical gong at the ceremony, which will be hosted by actor James Nesbitt in London on 8 March (09).