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    14 Celebrities To See Live In London

    Your favourites in the flesh.

    1. Ralph Fiennes at the National Theatre

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    If you don't recognise Fiennes as Harry Potter's arch-enemy, you might know the actor from In Bruges or The Reader. Catch him live in Man and Superman at the National Theatre from 17 February to 17 May.

    2. James McAvoy at Trafalgar Studios

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    Whether he's a superhero, a faun, a romantic lead, or an anti-hero, A-lister McAvoy is known for bringing his all to the stage and screen. Following a sellout performance in Macbeth in London last year, McAvoy is reuniting with award-winning director Jamie Lloyd for the dark comedy The Ruling Class at Trafalgar Studios. Catch his performance from 16 January to 11 April.

    3. Imelda Staunton at the Savoy Theatre

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    Don't hold her Umbridgeness against her! The outstanding Imelda Staunton will headline the West End revival of the classic musical Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre from 28 March.

    4. Zoë Wanamaker at the Hampstead Theatre

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    Stage favourite Zoë Wanamaker has appeared in Doctor Who and the Harry Potter films, and stars as poet Stevie Smith in the biographical play Stevie at the Hampstead Theatre. See her from 6 March to 18 April.

    5. Emma Thompson at the English National Opera

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    Emma Thompson transfers her smash-hit performance in the infamous Sweeney Todd from New York to London this spring. Catch the stage and film queen in the limited run from 30 March to 12 April at the English National Opera.

    6. Ronan Keating at the Phoenix Theatre

    The presenter and musician has been killing it in the stage adaptation of the 2007 film Once at the Phoenix Theatre. Enjoy his live serenade until 21 March.

    7. Tamsin Greig at the Playhouse Theatre

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    The Black Books and Episodes star is headlining Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a raucous musical comedy set in Spain in the 1980s. Don't miss her West End debut at the Playhouse Theatre.

    8. Gemma Arterton at the Adelphi Theatre

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    The St Trinian's star and former Bond girl has received rave reviews for her performance in the new musical, Made in Dagenham, based on the 2010 film, now running at the Adelphi Theatre.

    9. Mark Strong at the Young Vic

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    Mark Strong has perfected his performances as spies and gangsters throughout the years (you might recognise him from RocknRolla, Tailor Tinker Soldier Spy, and Kick-Ass), but he shows his range in the Young Vic's upcoming production of the classic Arthur Miller play A View From The Bridge. See Strong live in the dark domestic drama from 10 February to 11 April.

    10. Penelope Wilton at the Theatre Royal Haymarket


    Downton Abbey fans won't want to miss Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley) in Taken at Midnight at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Wilton, who has also been featured on Doctor Who, Woody Allen's Match Point, and the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, will appear at the Haymarket until 14 March.

    11. Beverley Knight at the Shaftesbury Theatre

    The renowned British recording artist and radio presenter Beverley Knight is dropping jaws in the soulful West End production of Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Check out her performance schedule to catch her live in the Tony Award-winner.

    12. Juliette Binoche at the Barbican

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    French icon Juliette Binoche will grace the Barbican stage in a fresh translation of the timeless Greek tragedy Antigone. Catch her for the limited run from 4 to 28 March.

    13. Nicole Scherzinger at the London Palladium

    Musician and X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger is stunning in the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats at the London Palladium until 7 February.

    14. Arthur Darvill at the National Theatre

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    You'll know him best as Rory from Doctor Who, but you might be surprised to know that Arthur Darvill has a fantastic voice, and following a run in Once, stars in Treasure Island with the National Theatre until 8 April.

    Arthur Darvill is currently appearing in "Treasure Island". A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Mr Darvill would appear in "Once".

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