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Steve Pemberton Writes Les Dawson Film
Steve Pemberton has written a short film about Les Dawson.
Entitled: “Les Miserable”, the film is a short set to air on Sky’s next Urban Myths season. The plot revolves around the time the comedian spent as a pianist in a Parisian brothel and his relationship with a prostitute there. Mark Addy will play Dawson in his later years, looking back on his early life, while his Game of Thrones co-star John Bradley portrays the comic in his early twenties, before he became famous.
Les’ daughter, Charlotte, told the Daily Express: ‘It’s amazing that they’re recognising my dad not just for his comedic talents. I love Mark Addy and he looks so much like my dad, it’s uncanny.’
Before his death, Les Dawson wrote an unpublished story of love and mystery, “An Echo of Shadows”, under the pen-name Maria Brett-Cooper. Daughter Charlotte is hoping to dramatise the story in the future.
Of her current plans she said ‘We are currently making two plays from scripts that dad wrote,’ she told the Express. ‘One is a comedy set in a joke shop and I’m planning to play the shop owner. I love comedy acting. I feel it’s my forte.’
Inside No. 9, Maybe On Stage, But Not A Film
As well as a commissioned sixth series the popular sitcom now looks as though it could become a stage show. Writer Steve Pemberton and co-creator Reece Shearsmith have discussed the idea.
“We certainly have talked about doing stage versions,” Pemberton said. “Whether it be pre-existing scripts or new ones, I think possibly that might be something we’ll look at in the future.”
However, speaking at a preview screening of two episodes from the imminent fifth BBC Two series, Steve Pemberton was not so positive as he downplayed suggestions of an Inside No 9 movie.
“We haven’t really talked about doing a film because thankfully they keep recommissioning the series,” he said.
The Sitcom That Just Keeps On Giving!
Well certainly for Phoebe Waller Bridge. BAFTA and Emmy award winning sitcom ‘Fleabag’ has already bagged Golden Globes this year and now it’s the Critic’s Choice Awards.
Fleabag won Waller-Bridge an award for Best Actress In A Comedy Series whilst the show itself was voted Best Comedy Series.
Waller-Bridge’s co-star Andrew Scott – who plays the Priest – won best supporting actor in a comedy series.