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People Are Saying Ruth Wilson Deserves An Oscar For Her Role As Mrs Coulter In 'His Dark Materials'

People Are Saying Ruth Wilson Deserves An Oscar For Her Role As Mrs Coulter In 'His Dark Materials'

His Dark Materials fans have been captivated by the BBC's eight-part drama - the broadcaster's most expensive show to date - since it premiered last month, but there's been one performance that's stood out for most.

Ruth Wilson's portrayal as the impeccably dressed yet ruthless Mrs Coulter has been wowing fans throughout - and now they're saying it's worthy of an Oscar.

The 37-year-old actress takes on the role of the calculating character from the BBC's adaptation of Phillip Pulman's best-selling trilogy, acting alongside James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby.

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Episode six aired on Sunday night, and saw Lyra discover the horrific truth behind the Gobbler's activities in the north, which Mrs Coulter - her mother - heads up.

Wilson is being heavily praised for her role as Mrs Coulter in 'His Dark Materials' (Credit: BBC)
Wilson is being heavily praised for her role as Mrs Coulter in 'His Dark Materials' (Credit: BBC)

"Ruth Wilson deserves an Oscar, an Emmy, a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, all the riches in all the land, a tonne of doughnuts and honestly whatever else she wants #HisDarkMaterial," gushed one viewer on Twitter.

"Ruth Wilson: Bafta, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, all of them, hand them over," agreed another.

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"Let's start with how Ruth Wilson needs to win an Oscar," said a third.

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An Oscar would be a nice addition to a growing sweep of awards for the actress, who has won Laurence Olivier Awards for her theatre roles in A Streetcar Named Desire and Anna Christie, and a Best Actress in a Television Series Golden Globe for her role in The Affair in 2014.

She's been nominated for several others for her work in TV and theatre, including for Jane Eyre (2006), Luther (2010-2013, 2019), Constellations (2012), Dark River (2017), Hedda Gabler (2015), Mrs Wilson (2018) and King Lear (2014).

Ruth Wilson and co-star Dafne Keen at the 'His Dark Materials' premiere in October (Credit: PA)
Ruth Wilson and co-star Dafne Keen at the 'His Dark Materials' premiere in October (Credit: PA)

Last year, way before the first series of His Dark Materials had even aired, it was reported that the BBC was so impressed with the fantasy it had given it a second series.

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Give this lady ALL the Oscars.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, BBC, TV News, TV Entertainment

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.