A radio comedy featuring the voice of British star Benedict Cumberbatch has scored two nominations for the 2014 BBC Audio Drama Awards. Cabin Pressure will compete for the titles of Best Scripted Comedy and Best Scripted Comedy (Studio Audience) at the third annual London prizegiving on 26 January (14).
Other highlights among the nominees include Doctor Who: Dark Eyes, which is shortlisted for Best Online or Non-Broadcast Audio drama, and Simon Russell Beale, who has landed a nod for Best Actor in an Audio Drama for his work in Copenhagen.
The veteran thespian will be up against Lee Ross (King David) and Joseph Millson (The Real George Orwell: Jura), while Carly Bawden (The Color of Milk), Christine Bottomley (My Boy) and Marcia Warren (Tony and Rose) will fight for the Best Actress trophy.
Among the nominees for the Best Supporting Actor categories are Shaun Dooley (The Gothic Imagination: Frankenstein), Geoffrey Bretton (Imaginary Boys) and Eastenders soap star Lacey Turner (The One About the Social Worker).
British actress Michelle Dockery has embarked on a new romance with an Irish financial consultant. The Downton Abbey star was photographed with London-based John Dineen in late August (13), during a trip to Italy for the Venice Film Festival, and it appears she's in love.
A witness tells America's Us Weekly magazine, "They fed the pigeons and ate gelato. At one point, he grabbed Michelle's hand and pulled her close for a long kiss."
Dockery was last linked to Casino Royale hunk Joseph Millson, but they split last October (12) after five months of dating.
The actress, who played Lady Sybil Crawley in the award-winning hit TV show, has parted ways from her partner of two years, Thomas Campbell, according to Britain's Daily Mail.
The pair met at London's Central St Martins College of Art, where Brown Findlay studied fine art while taking acting classes.
It's the second recent love split the Downton Abbey cast has faced - Michelle Dockery, who plays Brown Findlay's sister, Lady Mary Crawley, reportedly broke up from actor boyfriend Joseph Millson last month (Oct12).
Dockery began romancing the Casino Royale hunk earlier this year (12) and they recently hit the red carpet together at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September (12).
However, after just five months of dating, the couple has now called it quits.
Millson appears to have confirmed the break-up on Twitter.com, writing, "Just wait for someone worth being in a relationship with. Stop wasting your time on the ones who don't deserve you."
The musical received four trophies over the weekend (19-20Feb11), including Best Actress in a Musical for Sheridan Smith, who plays the role Reese Witherspoon famously portrayed in the big screen original.
The show, staged at the Savoy Theatre in the U.K. capital, also won prizes for Best Supporting Actress (Jill Halfpenny), Best New Musical and Best Choreographer.
Meanwhile, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies scored two awards for Best Actor (Ramin Karimloo) and Best Supporting Actor (Joseph Millson).
Glee actor Jonathan Groff was also named Newcomer of the Year for his turn in Deathtrap.
Poirot star David Suchet was applauded as he picked up the Best Actor in a Play title for All My Sons, while his co-star Zoe Wanamaker won the female equivalent.
The musical Wicked, which was inspired by the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, took home two trophies including Best West End Show for the second consecutive year.