Sally Hawkins
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.

Maudie

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, hollywoodreporter.com 

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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

Godzilla, 2014. 

Godzilla, 2014. 

Jameson Empire Awards 2014: Best Supporting Actress - Sally Hawkins.

Jameson Empire Awards 2014 

The winner is… Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine.

"I’m happy to give you a snog, Richard!" laughs Hawkins. She’s in heels so high they probably need a planning permit. She gives a very sweet speech, and is the first to say Happy Mother’s Day, so she should get brownie points from her mum for that.

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Empire Awards 2014. 

Empire Awards 2014. 

Charlie Kaufman’s comedy pilot at FX, titled How and Why, added Sally Hawkins to its cast this week.

Hawkins joins the pilot as Yvonne Hesselman, the wife of main character and TV host Goodman Hesselman (John Hawkes), with whom she has triplets, as well as a deteriorating marriage. Her character would become a series regular if the pilot ends up getting picked up.