UK FAMILY FAVOURITE TAKES ON CONTROVERSIAL NEWCOMER AT ROSE D’OR TV
Female Stars from Traditional
Sitcom ‘My Family’ and the Surreal ‘Nighty Night’ Go Head-To-Head for Best
Sitcom Actress Award
London 29 April 2005. Zoë Wanamaker, one of
the UK’s best-loved actresses is up for the Best Sitcom Actress Award at next
week’s Rose d’Or TV Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. Her nomination comes for
her portrayal of Susan Harper in the highly successful BBC1 show My Family . Zoë is up against Julia
Davis, who has been on an award-winning streak recently for her role in the dark
comedy ‘Nighty Night’ for BBC THREE.
Can Zoë stop Julia’s winning run?
These nominations are for two contrasting
roles, in two starkly different sitcoms.
My Family, produced by UK indie DLT
Entertainment in association with Rude Boy Productions and now in its fifth
series, is a traditional sitcom format, focusing on the lives of the Harper
family. It is a feel-good show, which is up beat, highly entertaining and is
loved by the UK audience, often receiving viewing figures topping 11 million.
Susan is a wife and mother; she is intelligent, sharp, witty and something of a
control freak who somehow, against the odds, keeps the family ticking
My Family is also nominated for a
Rose d’Or in the Sitcom category and will be looking to beat eight other shows,
including Nighty Night, The Worst Week of My Life, Shane, Max & Paddy’s Road
To Nowhere and Still Game from the UK plus two German offerings and one from
The awards ceremony takes place on Saturday
7 May, 2005.
stars dominate the Sitcom categories at the awards, with comedic genius Peter
Kay nominated for Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere and David Mitchell getting a
nomination for Peep Show. Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams are
up for Best Male Comedy Performance – competing against Germany’s Bastian
Green Wing actress Pippa
Haywood is in the running for a best comedy performance prize against Scottish
actress Karen Dunbar, the star of her own comedy series for BBC Scotland, The
Karen Dunbar Show. Outgoing GM:TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has also received a
nomination for fronting the BBC’s spelling format Hard Spell.
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Notes to Editors:
With offices in London, New York and Los
Angeles, DLT Entertainment Ltd. is engaged in every aspect of television
distribution and production around the world, as well as stage production in the
US and in the UK.
Founded in 1963 as
a distribution company by Don Taffner Senior, the company added television
production to its portfolio in 1977. DLT Entertainment has enjoyed terrific
success over the last forty plus years with legendary hits including the
multiple award-winning sitcom My
Family, As Time Goes
Company, Too Close For
Comfort and Meet My
Folks. In addition DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution
company with classics such as The
Benny Hill Show, The World
at War, The Adventures of
Teddy Ruxpin, Chicken Soup
for the Soul, Cinema
Europe: The Other Hollywood and The Russ Abbot Show.
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