ZOË WANAMAKER WINS BEST SITCOM ACTRESS AWARD FOR MY FAMILY AT ROSE D’OR
London 9 May 2005 Zoë
Wanamaker picked up the Best Sitcom Actress award at the Rose d’Or festival for
her portrayal of Susan Harper in BBC ONE’s most successful sitcom My Family on Saturday night (7
May), when she beat off stiff competition from fellow Brit Julia Davis (Nighty
Nighty, BBC THREE).
Her award joins
many others that have been won by the successful sitcom over the past five years
including a National TV Award (Most Popular Comedy Programme, 2003) and a
British Comedy Award (Best Comedy Newcomer for Kris Marshall, 2002).
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
My Family, produced by UK indie DLT
Entertainment in association with Rude Boy Productions, is a traditional sitcom
format that focuses on the lives of the Harper family. A feel-good show, which
is upbeat, highly entertaining and is loved by audiences both in the UK and
abroad. When the fifth series of the show was broadcast on BBC ONE last year, it
received viewing figures topping 11 million.
The success of My Family is even more striking
given the difficulty other pre-watershed homegrown comedies have encountered
trying to win over viewers in recent years. My Family has breathed new life
into this important strand for BBC ONE and during its first five series it
continually won its Friday night primetime slot with a 35% audience share.
It is not only UK audiences who have
delighted in the antics of the Harper family over the years, as the show has
also been sold to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Dubai, Eire, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain,
Sweden and the US.
information please contact:
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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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