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Mark Rylance wins his third Tony Award for playing Olivia in 'Twelfth Night'

His previous wins were for "Boeing Boeing" in 2008 and "Jerusalem" in 2011.
By Karen Butler   |   June 8, 2014 at 10:00 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- British actor Mark Rylance won his third Tony Award Sunday in New York for his portrayal of the love-struck noblewoman Olivia in William Shakespeare's stage comedy, Twelfth Night.

Rylance's previous wins were for Boeing Boeing in 2008 and Jerusalem in 2011.

"Wow, I'm up first," Rylance said as he collected his statuette for Best Featured Actor in a Play at the Radio City Music Hall ceremony. "Thank you so much for your generosity. We had such a ball playing Shakespeare here in the city."

The critically heralded, all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III broke box-office records in London's West End before moving to Broadway last fall and playing in repertory at the Belasco Theatre.

Rylance also portrayed the title character in the drama, Richard III.

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