Star renews retirement rumours after calling film acting 'an insane option for a human being'
Mirren's turn as the Queen makes her favourite for best actress, as Curious Dog scores eight noms
Youth, smaller venues and a Hollywood star dominate the Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlist
Johnny Depp's 200-year-old vampire Barnabas adds another worthy misfit to his gallery
American stand-up Ben Walker tipped to play Patrick Bateman in 'bloody satire' adaptation
Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton are terrific – the only problems come when they're not on stage
Sondheim musical starring Ball and Imelda Staunton gets rave reviews