AN ISLE of Wight actress who has been making moves in the West End has been nominated for an Olivier Award.

Millie O'Connell, of Shanklin, has played Anne Boleyn in the musical Six since July 2018, touring around the country, performing at the Edinburgh Fringe and starring in a West End run.

The 22-year-old, who trained in ballet, modern and tap at Gillian Cartwright School of Dance, has now been nominated for the Olivier for best supporting actress alongside the other five queens in the show.

Millie said: "Myself and all the queens and everyone in Six, we're so overwhelmed and grateful.

"To work so hard all your life and then to get this, it's a dream come true to be an Olivier award nominated actress. It's bonkers."

Millie studied at Christ the King College before bagging a scholarship to the world-renowned Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom.

When she graduated, Millie landed an ensemble and lead understudy role in the musical 42nd Street at a top Paris theatre.

After performing once as Peggy Sawyer — on an evening where she cried happy tears the whole time except while on stage — Millie transferred to a West End run of the show on world-famous Drury Lane.

She said: "Being in the West End is amazing. It's absolutely full out but I love my job and I can't imagine doing anything else.

"It's a dream come true. I'm grateful every morning that I wake up. I never ever want to stop."

The queens are up against Patti LuPone from the musical Company, Ruthie Anne Mills from The King and I and Rachel Tucker from Come From Away.

Six is also up for the outstanding achievement in music award, best choreographer, best costume design and best new musical.

The awards ceremony will take place on April 7 at the Royal Albert Hall.