Helen McCrory and Harry Potter co-star John Hurt (Ollivander) have received best acting nods for the 2016 BBC Audio Drama Awards.
Helen has been nominated for best actress in an audio drama, for her role in The Pumpkin Eater. The radio drama was produced in 15-minute episodes, which can be listened to on the BBC Radio 4 website. BBC Radio 4 describes the show, saying:
“Helen McCrory and Paul Ready star in Penelope Mortimer’s stark portrait of marriage and motherhood from 1962, dramatised by Georgia Fitch.
Mrs Armitage is encouraged by her successful screenwriter husband, Jake, to talk to a psychiatrist about her apparent compulsion to keep having children.”
The BBC Audio Drama Awards celebrate the range, originality and cut-through quality of audio drama on air and online and give recognition to the creativity of actors, writers, producers, sound designers and others who work in this genre. The short list for 2016 can be viewed here. The finalists will be announced on Tuesday 5 January, 2016.
Congratulations to Helen and her co-star!