Congrats To BBC AMERICA’s Tony-Nominated Stars

The Norman Conquests nabbed seven Tony nominations this morning, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus, also nominated for God of Carnage), and Best Scenic Design of a Play (Rob Howell).

And four actors from The Norman Conquests‘ ensemble cast received nominations, and all of those stars will be familiar to BBC AMERICA viewers. Stephen Mangan (Green Wing) and Paul Ritter (Viva Blackpool) are both up for Best Featured Actor in a Play. Jessica Hynes (co-creator and star of Spaced) and Amanda Root (Maggie Robinson on The Robinsons) are both mentioned in the Best Featured Actress in a Play category. (God help them: they are up against Angela Lansbury.)

Other Brits nominated include Janet McTeer, who is up for Best Actress in a Play for Mary Stuart. McTeer faces off with her co-star Harriet Walter, who has appeared in the UK version of Law & Order and the recently released Little Dorrit.

In the Featured Actress in a Musical category, we have Billy Elliot‘s Haydn Gwynne, who played Calpurnia in the BBC/HBO co-production Rome. Her Billy Elliot co-star, the legendary British actress Carole Shelley, is also nominated in this category. Oscar-nominated film director Stephen Daldry is nominated for directing the stage musical version of his movie.

But guess who was snubbed?

Yes, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe showed off his cauliflower on the Great White Way for Equus and doesn’t even get a Tony nomination to show for it. I’m sure he’ll have his booming film career and gazillion-dollar fortune there to console him.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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