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British actress Judi Dench picks up record eighth Olivier Award

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Actors Rose Leslie, left, and Kit Harrington pose for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 3, 2016. (AP Photo)

"Gypsy" picked up four prizes, the most awards for a single production on the night, including best musical revival and best actress in a musical for Imelda Staunton, who opened the glitzy London ceremony in character as Momma Rose.

"Gypsy" also picked up awards for best actress in a supporting role in a musical for Lara Pulver and best lighting design.

"Kinky Boots" picked up three awards, including best new musical, best actor in a musical for Matt Henry and best costume design. Pop singer Cyndi Lauper, who collaborated with playwright Harvey Fierstein on bringing the 2005 film first to the Broadway stage before London, also performed on the night.

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