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Nominate for the best older person's character

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GeraldineGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 03-Jul-13 11:31:45

Following the success of The Roses last year, we're delighted to be involved in The Older People In The Media Awards (new name, same thing) in 2013.

As last year, there will be a special Gransnet award for the best older person's character in a film, TV or radio drama, chosen by gransnetters. (Last year, Maggie Smith won as the Dowager Lady Grantham in Downton Abbey). As last year, the character must have appeared between August last year and August this year.

Suggest nominations here. We'll have a chance to vote on a shortlist after the summer.

Full details on the page. You can also vote on all the other categories on the awards web page.

This is a really good way of generating discussion about the issues facing older people and how they are portrayed, so we are putting on our thinking caps here at GNHQ. That usually requires wine

j08 Wed 03-Jul-13 12:23:30

This kind of stuff gets boring.

j08 Wed 03-Jul-13 12:24:06

Does anyone really care?

Ana Wed 03-Jul-13 12:38:57

Alison Steadman in anything she's been in since August last year...

whenim64 Wed 03-Jul-13 12:40:06

Oh, I agree - Alison Steadman. She gets better each year.

shysal Wed 03-Jul-13 12:56:45

Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid as Alan and Celia in Last Tango in Halifax, December 2012.

FlicketyB Wed 03-Jul-13 13:38:13

All you get are big name actors from big name programmes.

j08 Wed 03-Jul-13 13:56:29

Actually I would vote for this actor. Same as I did last year.

Didn't get a look in. hmm


j08 Wed 03-Jul-13 13:58:50

She's already got a Laurence Olivier Award, so don't suppose she minds being gnored by Gransnetters.

j08 Wed 03-Jul-13 14:02:09

here is Anne Mitchell's website

j08 Wed 03-Jul-13 14:05:24

not just an Eastenders star

j08 Wed 03-Jul-13 14:06:08

I think you will agree she is worth voting for. smile

j08 Wed 03-Jul-13 14:10:29

I have found out who Alsion Steadman is.

She doesn't appear to have a website.

Although there have been some mentions of her in the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, and the Daily Mail.


radval Fri 05-Jul-13 07:19:46

Alison Steadman can't do wrong for me since Abigail's Party.

grannyJillyT Fri 05-Jul-13 12:55:34

I like Stephanie Cole, she is a very versatile actress, from Tengo to Coronation Street. smile

j08 Fri 05-Jul-13 13:10:48

Yes. I like Stephanie Cole too.

Stansgran Fri 05-Jul-13 17:02:26

Celia Imrie's prett GD alongside Alison Steadman. And Judy Dench is fantastic.

j08 Fri 05-Jul-13 17:04:30

Did n' t Judy Dench get if last year? Get original please!

j08 Fri 05-Jul-13 17:11:16

Celia Imrie is n' t old enough. And she's ridiculous

It should n' t be anybody who goes on on daytime television shows, like she does. "Daft Housewives" or something! hmm


Ana Fri 05-Jul-13 17:13:46

Crikey! She's younger than me....confused

nanaej Fri 05-Jul-13 17:36:03

What about 'Robbie Lewis' played by Kevin Whately. A widower..should he retire or not, should he start a new personal relationship, he is excited at the prospect of becoming a grandfather....

nanaej Fri 05-Jul-13 17:37:52

or James Bolam in New Tricks....

j08 Fri 05-Jul-13 17:43:36

Oh for goodness sake! Leave off with all this pc rubbish! Choose a woman. hmm

Anyway, those two are both too young.

feetlebaum Fri 05-Jul-13 18:17:49

What's ridiculous about Celia Imrie?

As for Lewis - those questions have all been answered! Robbie and Laura Hobson (pathologist) were last seen getting very domestic over a Chinese takeaway...

How about Doreen Mantle? (Mrs Warboys in the late lamented ^One Foot in the Grave^)

Ana Fri 05-Jul-13 18:35:15

Yes, she's good - but has she been in anything recently? The character must have appeared between August last year and August this year in a film, TV or radio drama.