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M Night Shyamalan will also be stopping by.For the January 15 episode airing at 10.45pm on BBC One, Bodyguard and The Durrells star Keeley Hawes will be descending on the studio to talk about her new drama series Finding Alice, while Doctor Who's Noel Clarke will stop by to promote his three-part cop outing Bulletproof: South Africa.
has admitted that she 'can't stop crying' when discussing her role in It's A Sin, the hit Channel 4 drama everyone's talking about.
The 44-year-old actress plays Valerie Tozer, the mother of Ritchie (portrayed beautifully by Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander), inwhich started on Friday.
It's A Sin tells the story of a group of young gay men who move into a London house share with their friend Jill in the 1980s. Their carefree coming-of-age (and identity) is suddenly cut short as the AIDs epidemic begins.
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Created by Queer as Folk's Russell T Davies, the series has been praised for its unflinching, compassionate and vivid look at the LBGTQ+ scene at the time, along with highlighting the prejudice the gay community faced from wider society. Something that's long been ignored.
Hawes says her character's views typified those at the time and is an unlikeable 'product of her generation'. So, it's a great testament to the Finding Alice star's acting talent and passion for the role that viewers have found themselves warming towards Valerie.
'Valerie is someone who is very easy to dislike,' Hawes admitted when speaking at an event for the BFI At Home series last week. 'So the trick was bringing something likeable to her because we have to have empathy with her.'
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She added: 'And I do. I knew women like that, I knew people like that. At her core she adores her children and her son. In her heart she adores him.'
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The actress also revealed that she was determined to be in Davies' semi-autobiographical drama from the first time she heard about the show. She told husband (and fellow actor) Matthew MacFayden: 'I'd love to be in that'.
Even so she 'can't talk about the characters', since filming finished because of the emotion attached. 'You carry them with you, they don’t leave you. And that is down to the cast and down to their performances and down to Russell’s writing.'
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As loveable Pink Palace resident Colin, It’s A Sin actor Callum Scott Howells well and truly won us over with his performance in the Channel 4 drama. However, it turns out he’s been charming viewers for a lot longer than most of us might realise. Following the success of It’s A Sin, fans have dug out Callum’s audition for the BBC reality show Let It Shine, which saw hopefuls trying out for a spot in a new musical based on the music of Take That. In the unearthed clip from. 2017, a 17-year-old Callum is seen introducing himself to judges Amber Riley, Dannii Minogue, Martin Kemp and Gary Barlow. © BBC Callum Scott Howells as an adorable 17-year-old on Let It Shine.