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Dame Hellen Mirren handed first Tony Award

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Dame Hellen Mirren handed first Tony Award

Dame Helen Mirren won Best Leading Actress in a Play at the 69th annual Tony Awards last night (07.06.15).

The 69-year-old actress - who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film 'The Queen' - received the accolade for reprising her role as the monarch in 'The Audience', marking her first ever Tony Award win.

Taking to the stage at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, she said: "Your Majesty, you did it again."

The 'Hundred Foot Journey' star beat off stiff competition from 'The Great Gatsby' actress Carey Mulligan, who was nominated for playing an inner-city schoolteacher in 'Skylight', and 'Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss who starred in the feminist play 'The Heidi Chronicles'.

Elsewhere on the night, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' - which was adapted into a play by Simon Stephens from the Mark Haddon novel of the same name - was among the big winners, receiving the Best Play, Best Director of a Play, Best Leading Actor in a Play, Best Lighting Display of a Play and Best Scenic Design of a Play awards.

The full list of winners are as follows:

Best Musical - 'Fun Home'

Best Play - 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

Best Revival of a Play - 'Skylight'

Best Revival of a Musical - 'The King and I'

Best Director of a Musical - Sam Gold, 'Fun Home'

Best Director of a Play - Marianne Elliott, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

Best Leading Actor in a Musical - Michael Ceveris, 'Fun Home'

Best Leading Actress in a Musical - Kelli O'Hara, 'The King and I'

Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Christian Borle, 'Something Rotten'

Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Ruthie Ann Miles, 'The King and I'

Best Leading Actor in a Play - Alex Sharp, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

Best Leading Actress in a Play - Helen Mirren, 'The Audience'

Best Featured Actress in a Play - Annaleigh Ashford, 'You Can't Take It With You'

Best Featured Actor in a Play - Richard McCabe, 'The Audience'

Best Lighting Design of a Play - Paule Constable, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

Best Scenic Design of a Play - Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

Best Costume Design of a Play - Christopher Oram, 'Wolf Hall Parts One and Two'

Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Natasha Katz, 'An American in Paris'

Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Bob Crowley, 'An American In Paris'

Best Orchestrations - Chris Austin, Don Sebesky & Bill Elliott, 'An American In Paris'

Best Choreoraphy - Christopher Wheeldon, 'An American in Paris'

Best Score - Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, 'Fun Home'

Best Book - Lisa Kron, 'Fun Home'

Isabelle Stevenson Award - Stephen Schwartz