John Hurt, Helen McCrory Nominated for BBC Audio Drama Awards
McCrory is nominated for Best Actress in an Audio Drama for her role as Mrs. Armitage in BBC Radio 4’s The Pumpkin Eater. Described as a “stark portrait of marriage and motherhood from 1962,” the 15-minute drama series aired on the channel in August.
Meanwhile, Hurt has received a Best Actor in an Audio Drama nomination for his role as Jeffrey Bernard in Radio 4’s adaptation of Keith Waterhouse’s play, Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell. The one-off drama, which aired in August and also starred fellow Potter alumnus Jeff Rawle (Amos Diggory), recounts a time in London when poets, painters, artists, and writers (Dylan Thomas, Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, and Elizabeth Smart) lived alongside the local Low Life of No Knickers Joyce and Sid the Swimmer, inhabiting the clubs and pubs of Dean Street.
The full list of nominees for the 2016 BBC Radio Drama Awards can be found here. The awards ceremony will take place at BBC Broadcasting House in London on January 31. Did you get the chance to listen to these two audio dramas when they aired earlier this year? Be sure to let us know in the comments!