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Gillian Anderson, Tom Hiddleston scoop trophies at Evening Standard Theater Awards

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LONDON — Gillian Anderson has gone from science fiction to stage acclaim, winning the best-actress trophy at London's Evening Standard Theater Awards.

Judges rewarded the former "X-Files" star for her role in Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" as faded Southern belle Blanche DuBois.

PHOTO: Actor  Benedict Cumberbatch talks to press  on arrival at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, on Sunday Nov 30, 2014 in Central London. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch talks to press on arrival at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, on Sunday Nov 30, 2014 in Central London. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Tom Hiddleston was named best actor for the title role in William Shakespeare's blood-soaked tragedy "Coriolanus."

Jeremy Herrin took the best-director trophy for adaptations of Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" novels, while 15th-century saga "The James Plays" was named best play. "The Scottsboro Boys" took the best-musical prize.

Sunday's ceremony was attended by David and Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ian McKellen.

Tom Stoppard was named "greatest living playwright" for a body of work that includes "Arcadia" and "The Real Thing."

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