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Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham tipped for Bafta wins after Help as viewers left stunned at incredible Channel 4 drama

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Tony and Sarah forge a strong bond in Channel 4 drama Help (Picture: Channel 4)

Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham have been tipped for success at next year’s Bafta Awards for their incredible performances in powerful Channel 4 drama Help, with one viewer describing the pair as ‘national treasures’.

Help, written by Jack Thorne, is a one-part drama depicting a fictional care home in Liverpool during the pandemic.

Jodie stars as Sarah, a young care home worker who befriends resident Stephen’s character Tony, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

The film, which aired on Channel 4 on Thursday evening, has been hailed for its sensational and heartbreaking portrayal of care homes during the pandemic, showing as Sarah and her coworkers had to wear bin bags due to lack of PPE.

In one scene, Sarah is left on her own during a night shift, failing to get through to any medical services as one of the residents struggles to breathe with Covid-19.

Both Jodie and Stephen have received acclaim among viewers for the roles they played in the story, with one person saying they are ‘an outrageous combination’ due to their immeasurable talent.

‘Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham. Give them ALL the awards. ALL OF THEM!!’ one person said.

‘Both Jodie Comer & Stephen Graham deserve recognition for #Help. A fantastic depiction of what we all went through & how care homes struggled. A sad watch but sadly the devastating truth!’ another said.

‘Stephen Graham and Jodie Comer are impeccable, two of the greatest actors this country will ever produce,’ another wrote.

One viewer said that in their opinion, Help is ‘how Jodie Comer becomes a two-time Bafta Award winner’, after she won a Bafta in 2019 for role as Villanelle in Killing Eve.

 

 

 

‘Yeah so Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham need to win every award going for these performances,’ someone else wrote.

When Help was first announced by Channel 4 last year, His Dark Materials writer Jack explained how Stephen came to him requesting that he write something for him and Jodie, as Stephen and Jodie are good friends who go back years.

Jack said that when the pandemic happened ‘and we saw care homes getting squashed and battered by the government’, he came up with the idea for Help.

‘Hearing the stories of those at the frontline, having people break down in tears on Zoom in front of us has been incredibly moving and galling,’ he said.

‘Getting the story right will be incredibly important, we are aware of the pressure upon us, this has to be written and made with anger and precision. We hope we do it justice.’

Help is available to watch on All 4.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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