Olivia Colman was in fighting spirit last night, telling anyone who thought her film Tyrannosaur was bleak and downbeat “should go and watch the f***ing film”.
The British actress was in giddy form, after winning the prize for Best Actress in a film about an unlikely love story within the horror of marital abuse.
She added, “I just want people to see that it is actually redemptive and beautiful. Tell all your friends to go and see it.”
Colman, who in her glamorous frock was a million miles away from the demoralised character Hannah she plays, thanked her writer and director Paddy Considine for “the role of a lifetime. You don’t get scripts like that every day”.
It was Tyrannosaur‘s night – also winning the award for Best Film, and Considine collecting the gong for Best Debut Director (the Douglas Hickox Award).
Considine joked it was just as well he was a director, as there weren’t any other debut awards available – “I might go into make-up next, try my hand at that.”
Sundance has some real joy for us Olivia fans I have added some great professional pictures from the festival:
Total film have interviewed Paddy Considine while he is at Sundance film festival and he has let us know that Olivia will star in his new film:
“According to Total Film, Considine was hinting (though they don’t say just how he was doing so) that Olivia Colman, the star of Tyrannosaur, would have a role in the film. He also revealed that another famous story about misunderstood forces is to provide some kind of influence on the film:
He plans to shoot the movie in England and says The Exorcist is a reference point for him. But don’t expect pea-puke and spinning heads – the dilemma of the mother when she doubts her own daughter are more his inspiration.”