Gillian Anderson for A Streetcar Named Desire at Young Vic
Kristin Scott Thomas for Electra at Old Vic
Imelda Staunton for Good People at Hampstead theatre and Noël Coward theatre
Penelope Wilton for Taken at Midnight at Theatre Royal Haymarket
Also A Streetcar Named Desire got nominated as Best revival
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on 12 April.