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His Dark Materials Fans Are Calling For Ruth Wilson To Win A BAFTA As 'Psychotic' Mrs Coulter

His Dark Materials Fans Are Calling For Ruth Wilson To Win A BAFTA As 'Psychotic' Mrs Coulter

Fans have been loving His Dark Materials series 2 so far. The BBC fantasy adaptation based on Phillip Pullman's famous books returned this month, and one character in particular has had a resounding impact on viewers - Mrs Coulter.

Played by Ruth Wilson, Mrs Coulter is a sophisticated and elegant villainess with a complex relationship with Lyra, the show's young protagonist.

Ruth Wilson plays Mrs Coulter in His Dark Materials (Credit: BBC)
Ruth Wilson plays Mrs Coulter in His Dark Materials (Credit: BBC)

Viewers can't get enough of Ruth's portrayal of the "psychotic" villain, with many calling for her to win an award for her performance.

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One viewer said: "If Ruth Wilson doesn't win [BAFTA] for best actress will be a disgrace. Her portrayal of psychotic #mrscoulter should come with a warning".

Another fan shared: "My favourite thing about @darkmaterials is not only that it's a fantastic adaption of books [I] love. But Ruth Wilson is getting all this [acknowledgment] of what a truly [remarkable] actor she is. She's fantastic as Mrs Coulter".

A third fan tweeted a few pictures of Ruth in character, writing: "Ruth Wilson being cast as Marisa Coulter will forever be the most perfect casting decision"

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"Ruth Wilson is that good of an actress I can't tell whether she is truly evil or whether she is actually the good guy", said another.

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One person said: "Ruth Wilson is bloody amazing!" while another fan tweeted, "Ruth Wilson is exceptional in this".

"Give Ruth Wilson alllllllll the awards," said another fan.

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One particular scene from yesterday's episode involving Ruth's Mrs Coulter and Lee Scoresby, played by Lin Manuel-Miranda, also drew praise from fans. One person said: "Are we all in agreement that Ruth Wilson and @Lin_Manuel deserve ALL the awards for that incredibly emotionally-charged, impactful scene? This is what adaptation is all about. Being truthful to the source material but expanding, deepening. Such talents!"

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Another fan added: "Lin Manuel-Miranda and Ruth Wilson on top form this week".

A third fan tweeted, "That scene between Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel was exceptional."



Series 2 is based on Pullman's second book, A Subtle Knife. Filming was completed before the international coronavirus shutdown occurred in late March, affecting lots of TV shows and films around the world.

For those who need a season one recap, last series Lyra (Dafne Keen) followed Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) into a new world right at the end, just as a new character Will (Amir Wilson) crossed into another universe.

In Season 2, Lyra and Will venture into a town called Cittagazze, with many of the original season's characters trying desperately to track her down.

His Dark Materials continues on Sundays at 9pm on BBC One.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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