“The Casual Vacancy” Nominated for Writers’ Guild Award

Great news for the TV adaptation of The Casual Vacancy – it’s been nominated for a 2016 Writers’ Guild Award. The Writers’ Guild Union represents professional writers across the UK, and the awards are a chance for writers

to honour their peers and to celebrate the importance of writers and writing to the creative industries, in the UK and abroad.

The TV series, which aired earlier this year in both the UK and the US, stars Potter alumnus Sir Michael Gambon (Professor Albus Dumbledore), alongside Keeley Hawes and Julia McKenzie. The show, which was written by Sarah Phelps, has been shortlisted for Best Short Form Drama.

The Casual Vacancy is up against another project of interest to Potter fans. The Gamechangers, starring Daniel Radcliffe and written by James Wood, which portrays the rise of video game Grand Theft Auto, is also nominated for Best Short Form Drama.

Paddington, produced by David Heyman and starring Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), Sir Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton (Professor Dolores Umbridge), and Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn), is nominated for Best Screenplay. The screenplay was written by Paul King.

Ex Machina, written by Alex Garland and starring Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley), is also nominated for Best Screenplay.

You can read the full list of nominations here. The award ceremony will take place on January 18, 2016, in central London. Congratulations to all shortlisted!

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