Sally Hawkins

Paddington Official Trailer, 2014. 

© Rankin

© Rankin

Sally Hawkins and Will Poulter.

Sally Hawkins attends the Glamour Women of the Year at Berkeley Square Gardens where she also picked up a Best Film Actress award. 3rd June 2014. 

Sally Hawkins attends the Glamour Women of the Year at Berkeley Square Gardens where she also picked up a Best Film Actress award. 3rd June 2014. 

The Secrets (5x30 minute films) is being made by Working Title Television for the BBC. Each is an explosive story with a secret at the heart of it. Dominic Savage is directing all five episodes, working with four of Britain’s best upcoming writers fresh to television drama.

Episode two by Nick Payne

Dominic Savage directs; writers include playwright Nick Payne (Constellations) and Bafta-nominated Sarah Solemani, who writes and stars in her episode. Also features Sally Hawkins, and Olivia Colman (again). Telling the story of a vet expecting her first child, who has all the chemicals to put pets to sleep, and a mother who is chronically ill and wanting to die.

The Double, 2013.

The Double, 2013.

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin read by Miranda Richardson and Sally Hawkins. 

Listen here; BBC School Radio.


The Blue Jasmine star will play a budding Nova Scotia artist in the Canada-Ireland co-production to be directed by Aisling Walsh.

The romancer features a curmudgeonly miser who hires a tiny disfigured woman, played by Hawkins, to be his housekeeper and ends up managing her artistic career as she becomes a well-loved folk artist.

The film is based on the true story of Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis, and will be shot in Newfoundland in August.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to play such an extraordinary and inspiring artist. It is a beautiful script,” said Hawkins in a statement about the screenplay by Sherry White.

"I have been desperate to work with Aisling Walsh again since Fingersmith. She is quite brilliant and perfect to bring Maudie’s story to life,” she added.

More info, 

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George Lamb’s Don’t Call It a Comeback with Rick Edwards (and Marc).

Episode 1. Sally Hawkins is in the new Radio Wolfgang Studio discussing awards, Godzilla and Paddington Bear. 

Download the podcast here, episode released Apr. 17, 2014.

BBC Radio 4 - Portraying Real Lives

"As a part of Radio 4’s Character Invasion, actress Maxine Peake meets with actors and, in a series of one to one conversations, discusses the challenges of portraying the real-life character as opposed to the fictional.

Most actors will only face a critical backlash if their portrayal of King Lear or Jimmy Porter does not meet expectation, but what happens if their subject is real? How does this change the actor’s approach to the character research, is it better or worse to meet them, does this restrict the boundaries or increase the empathy? And what happens if that character is regarded as evil in the public psyche?

In discussion with friends and colleagues such as Michael Sheen, Sally Hawkins, Patricia Hodge, Monica Dolan, Shaun Evans and Anne Scargill we discover how different the approach can and has to be.”

Listen here