marnie madden

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“I never wanted to be an actress. I applied to go to university and study International Politics & Broadcasting, and I said, well okay, I’ll apply to one drama school, not because it’s the best but because it’s the only one I’d heard of. And if they take me then I’ll do it. If they don’t then I won’t. They did, so I thought, ‘Alright I’m screwed now, better go and do it.’”

A few things to love about The Hour
  • Bel Rowley the kick-ass lady producer who won’t take sexist shit from anyone
  • Covering real events from the era and tackling intrigue, crime, politics, racism, and corruption
  • Tom Burke in a suit flirting with his sliky smooth voice
  • Lix Storm who is a literal storm and is another awesome lady character
  • Freddie’s quips and constant sarcasm
  • Great development of not only major but minor characters, especially Randall and Lix
  • Peter Capaldi’s characterisation of Randall and his absolutely heartbreaking breakdown
  • Hector Madden being shown that just because you’re a suave womaniser who’s popular, does not mean you won’t face the consequences of your actions
  • Mrs Madden finding her independence over him
  • All of the fantastic 50s costumes
  • Journalists wanting to get the truth out whatever the cost