Screen stars Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston and Judi Dench saw their stage work rewarded Monday with nominations for Britain's Laurence Olivier theatre awards.

Law is a best-actor contender for Henry V and Hiddleston for another Shakespeare play, Coriolanus. They are nominated alongside Henry Goodman for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Rory Kinnear for Othello.

Dench is a best-actress nominee for her performance as the real-life inspiration for Alice in Wonderland in Peter and Alice. She is up against Anna Chancellor for Private Lives, Lesley Manville for Ghosts and Hayley Atwell for The Pride.

The Olivier awards, Britain's equivalent of Broadway's Tonys, honour achievements in London theatre, musicals, dance and opera.

The new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Stephen Sondheim revival Merrily We Roll Along lead the nominations, announced Monday, with seven apiece. Musicals Once, The Book of Mormon and The Scottsboro Boys — all of which originated on Broadway — are nominated in six categories each.

Best new musical nominees are The Book of Mormon; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Once and The Scottsboro Boys.

The new-play category pits George Orwell adaptation 1984 against Lucy Kirkwood's geopolitics drama Chimerica, Conor McPherson's Irish tale The Night Alive; and John Logan's Peter and Alice.

Winners will be announced April 13 during a ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.