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Live chat with Sally Hawkins on Dec. 8

December 2, 2010 | 10:00 am

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British actress Sally Hawkins earned international recognition two years ago as the optimistic Poppy in Mike Leigh’s "Happy-Go-Lucky," winning the Golden Globe and numerous critics honors, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and the New York Film Critics Circle. She was seen earlier this fall in the dour drama "Never Let Me Go" as a teacher who tells her special students about their fate, and she just closed on Broadway in a revival of George Bernard Shaw’s "Mrs. Warren’s Profession."

Hawkins, 34, is winning the hearts of critics again in the British film "Made in Dagenham," directed by Nigel Cole. Hawkins channels her inner-Norma Rae in this true story of a group of female workers at the Ford factory in Dagenham, England, who went on strike in 1968 for equal pay. Hawkins’ Rita is a composite of several women who participated in the strike. A wife and mother, she’s so popular among her co-workers that she is thrust into becoming their spokeswoman.

The actress will be joining us at 11 a.m. Dec. 8 for a live chat to discuss her role in ‘Dagenham" and to answer any other questions you have. Sign up for a reminder below.

--Susan King

 

Photo: Sally Hawkins in "Made in Dagenham." Credit: Sony Pictures Classics


 
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