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Gillian Anderson wins London's Evening Standard Theatre Awards best-actress award

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

Judges reward former X-Files star for role in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

U.S. actress Gillian Anderson attends the Evening Standard Theatre awards in London Nov. 30, 2014. (Nail Hall/Reuters)

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

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

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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