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It's A Sin Viewers Call For Keeley Hawes to 'Win A Bafta' After 'Outstanding And Magnificent' Performance

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It's A Sin Viewers Call For Keeley Hawes to 'Win A Bafta' After 'Outstanding And Magnificent' Performance

Channel 4 viewers have been completely blown away by Keeley Hawes' performance in It's A Sin, with fans calling for the actress to "win a BAFTA".

In case you're yet to watch, the gripping Channel 4 series follows five 18-year-olds who move to London in 1981.

It focuses on Ritchie Tozer - played by Years and Years singer Olly Alexander - as he moves to the city to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.

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Ritchie moves into a house dubbed the 'Pink Palace' along with a group of mates, but their lives are soon turned upside down by the AIDS crisis in Britain, which is just beginning. The heartbreaking series explores the impact the virus had on the LGBTQ+ community at that time, and viewers have praised it as "phenomenal".

Alongside Olly as Ritchie, Keeley Hawes stars as mum Valerie, while Neil Patrick Harris plays Henry Coltrane and Stephen Fry is Arthur Garrison.

And fans have been blown away by Keeley's performance especially, with many taking to Twitter to demand she "win a BAFTA" and "all the awards" for her role as Ritchie's mum, whose - spoilers ahead - reaction to Ritchie's diagnosis in episode five left viewers "heartbroken".

"Everything about #ItsASin was outstanding! Heartbreaking, thought provoking and an emotional roller coaster to the very end. Every character and storyline tore at my soul! And Keeley Hawes performance in Episode 5 was incredible!!" One viewer wrote.

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The gripping Channel 4 series is set in the 80s and follows five 18-year-olds who move to London in 1981 (Credit: Channel 4)
The gripping Channel 4 series is set in the 80s and follows five 18-year-olds who move to London in 1981 (Credit: Channel 4)

Meanwhile another added: "Keeley Hawes deserves a BAFTA for her acting in #ItsASin" while one tweeted: "Just give the BAFTA to Keeley Hawes for that performance in the hospital #ItsASin."

A fourth added: "Just finished #ItsASin. No spoilers from me but it was amazing, heartbreaking, poignant and incredible, from start to finish. Give EVERYONE a BAFTA but my God what performances from Olly Alexander, Lydia West, Keeley Hawes and Callum Scott Howells. You all need to watch it."

"I mean Richie's mom is horrible, but that means Keeley Hawes does an incredible acting job. Just give her a BAFTA. #ItsASin," commented another.

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Speaking at a roundtable ahead of its release, a tearful Keeley Hawes explained: "I've been doing interviews and I can't talk about the cast and how gorgeous and generous they were to me.

"I can't talk about the characters. You carry them with you, they don't leave you. And that is down to the cast and down to their performances and down to Russell's writing."

You can watch It's A Sin over on All 4 now.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV News

Lucy Devine
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