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Helen Mirren criticises British television for rising female body count

15 February 2014 4:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

On eve of receiving highest Bafta honour, actress hits out at increasing number of TV murder victims who are young women

On the eve of the awards ceremony where she will receive the British film industry's highest honour tonight – a Bafta fellowship, from Prince WilliamDame Helen Mirren has criticised the growing number of dead women in British television drama.

Mirren told the Observer that she agreed with the playwright David Hare's recent complaints about the bloodthirsty nature of most drama on British TV, saying there was a clear sexual divide when it came to the corpses. "Most of those bodies are young women," she said.

Hare had spoken out against the number of murder victims on television at the launch of the second of his Worricker trilogy of films last week. "I can't personally stand the body count in contemporary drama. I just think it's ridiculous," he said. »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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Helen Mirren criticises British television for rising female body count

15 February 2014 4:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

On eve of receiving highest Bafta honour, actress hits out at increasing number of TV murder victims who are young women

On the eve of the awards ceremony where she will receive the British film industry's highest honour tonight – a Bafta fellowship, from Prince WilliamDame Helen Mirren has criticised the growing number of dead women in British television drama.

Mirren told the Observer that she agreed with the playwright David Hare's recent complaints about the bloodthirsty nature of most drama on British TV, saying there was a clear sexual divide when it came to the corpses. "Most of those bodies are young women," she said.

Hare had spoken out against the number of murder victims on television at the launch of the second of his Worricker trilogy of films last week. "I can't personally stand the body count in contemporary drama. I just think it's ridiculous," he said. »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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