Thursday, 5 April 2007

McCrory's Stellar Trajectory: Welsh BAFTA to Oscar

Helen McCrory's Stellar Trajectory from Welsh BAFTA to Oscar-winning film:

The multi award-winning actress Helen McCrory has just finished working with Stephen Frears in his forthcoming satire 'The Queen' with Michael Sheen and Helen Mirren, playing Cherie Blair.

On the small screen Helen's first television film, Karl Francis' 'Street life' with Rhys Ifans, won her the Welsh BAFTA, Monte Carlo Best Actress Award and the Royal Television society Best Actress Award, for her extraordinary performance as Jo. The Edinburgh Film Festival wrote 'Simply the best performance this year'.

She went on to win 'Critics Circle Best Actress Award' for her role as the Barrister Rose in the Channel 4 series 'North Square', having been previously nominated for her performance in 'Fragile Heart' with Nigel Hawthorne the year before and has been nominated by the Royal Television Society for a variety of roles.

On screen, she's played the entire gamut of roles, from a sexually charged Anna Karenina in Channel 4's lavish adaptation, to a hard-faced, dyed-blonde single mother on a Welsh council estate in the TV film Streetlife (a role for which she won several awards, including a Welsh BAFTA), and a triumphantly hideous Margaret Peel in Lucky Jim, with Coke-bottle specs and tight curls flattened to her head.

Helen McCrory at IMDB

Helen McCrory at Angelfire

Karl Francis at Screen Online

Helen McCrory at the Telegraph

BAFTA Cymru Saturday 28 April 2007 -- The Annual BAFTA Cymru Film, Television and New Media Awards Ceremony is to be held at the Cardiff International Arena. For further details contact the BAFTA Cymru office on 02920 223898 or email


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