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Daniel Radcliffe And Rupert Grint Are Partners In Victory Once More At The WhatsOnStage Awards

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02/26/2014 4:29 pm
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Daniel Radcliffe And Rupert Grint Are Partners In Victory Once More At The WhatsOnStage Awards
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Jenna Boures

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Although Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint spent much of their lives on one film franchise, both actors have proven that they can play characters besides The Boy Who Lived and the sixth Weasley child. This weekend the Brits each took home a WhatsOnStage award for their most recent work –Radcliffe won Best Actor in a Play for The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Grint won the Newcomer of the Year award for his West End debut in Mojo. Both actors took on weighty roles for each play. HelloMagazine described Radcliffe’s character as a “bullied disabled man with dreams of stardom,” and Grint portrayed a 1950s drug dealer. Radcliffe, in the midst of filming Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein as the hump-backed henchman Igor, donned the character’s long scraggly locks at the award show. "I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award and I accept it on behalf of the whole cast who together helped make this production… a truly joyous experience for me as an actor," said Radcliffe after accepting the award. Radcliffe won his first WhatsOnStage award for his work on Equus in 2008. WhatsOnStage award winners are chosen by the public, and many big names in the entertainment industry were honored at the ceremony Sunday evening. Among them Dame Helen Mirren, who was also recently graced with the BAFTA fellowship, took home the award for Best Actress in a play for her portrayal on Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience. David Williams won Best Supporting Actor in a Play for his role as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was also voted Best Shakespearean Production. Youtube star Carrie Fletcher received the award for Best Takeover in a Role for the part of Eponine in Les Miserables. After playing Young Eponine as a child on the West End, Fletcher returned to the theater district last year as the young adult version of Eponine. If you have yet to see her version of “On My Own,” stop what you’re doing and watch it below. She truly deserves the award. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkrH6DIvmG4[/embed] Musical The Book of Mormon rallied a total of four awards, including Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical for Gavin Creel, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Stephen Ashfield, and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Alexia Khadime. Matilda the Musical received the award for Best West End Show.

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