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Nominees for the Olivier Awards 2013 with MasterCard gather on stage today at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket for a celebratory group photo, including; James McAvoy (3rd row from back, 5th from right), Billie Piper (3rd row from back, far left), David Wood (2nd row from back, seated far left), Leigh Zimmerman (3rd row from back, 4th from right), Tade Biesinger (3rd row from back, 3rd from left), Luke Treadaway (2nd row from back, 4th from right) and Rafe Spall (2nd row from back, 3rd from right). The star-studded ceremony hosted by Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville will take place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 28 April.

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Theatre stars such as James McAvoy and Billie Piper shared a stage today as nominees for this year's Olivier Awards gathered to celebrate their inclusion on the shortlist.

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