Rachel Weisz, Jude Law pick up UK theatre awards

Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:47pm EST
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Hollywood stars Rachel Weisz and Jude Law picked up prizes at the Critics' Circle Theater Awards in London on Tuesday.

Weisz won the best actress award for her performance in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Donmar Warehouse, while Law was voted best Shakespearean performance for playing the title role in "Hamlet," according to the BBC.

The best new play was Jez Butterworth's "Jerusalem," for which Mark Rylance also won the best actor prize for his performance as drug dealer and wastrel Johnny "Rooster" Byron.

Rupert Goold scooped the best director prize for "Enron," about the collapsed U.S. energy trading company. The work is transferring to the West End amid rave reviews.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)