Vindicated!

Peter McGrath: Shake me up, Judy (19-Dec-2005)

… The best thing she [Gillian 'Agent Scully' Anderson in the BBC's adaptation of Bleak House] did was die, and as she expired wetly (literally and dramatically) I found myself cheering and shouting at the screen for someone to bury her fast and cheap… She was the only fly in an otherwise wonderful ointment. Her work permit should be revoked immediately and she sent back to make more trash TV for gullible American youth to quote in their essays.

Gruts: Stiff upper crust (21-Dec-2005)

… Agent Scully, if you're reading this, please ignore Peter so-called McGrath: you can do both totally repressed and TOTALLY MENTAL extremely well. In my book, that's a full A to Z of emotions. I confidently predict a BAFTA nomination for you—although I expect the award will go to your talented daughter.

BAFTA: This year's nominations

ACTRESS

GILLIAN ANDERSON - Bleak House (BBC1)
LUCY COHU - The Queen's Sister (Channel 4)
ANNE-MARIE DUFF - Shameless (Channel 4)
ANNA MAXWELL MARTIN - Bleak House (BBC1)

(My emphasis added.)

But Peter and I are in complete agreement that the BAFTA should rightly go to Anna Maxwell Martin (who played Agent Scully's pockmarked daughter).

Postscript: Peter and I called it right. Congratulations Anna M M.


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