A dementia drama filmed by Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson in Paisley has been honoured in the annual Royal Television Society Awards.
The STV movie was honoured alongside acclaimed BBC drama I May Destroy You and Russell T Davies, creator of current Channel 4 hit It’s A Sin.
Produced and filmed completely in Scotland, Glenda Jackson has already gained an Emmy and a BAFTA for her efficiency in Elizabeth is Missing as an aged lady residing with dementia who’s haunted by two mysteries in her life.
The movie, which was tailored by Scottish screenwriter Andrea Gibb, whose earlier credit embody Dear Frankie and Nina’s Heavenly Delights, from the best-selling novel by Emma Healey.
It was filmed on location in Paisley, with the Renfrewshire city standing in for a Forties English setting in flashback scenes.
Elizabeth is Missing was the primary display screen function for greater than 25 years for Jackson, who left the occupation in 1992 to start a profession as an MP, and returned to stage work in 2015.
Initially proven on BBC One, the movie premiered in the United States earlier this 12 months as a part of PBS’s Masterpieces collection.
The movie was named best single drama in the awards, which noticed the Wales-set coming-of-drama In My Skin named best drama collection and I May Destroy You named best mini-series, whereas its creator and star Michaela Coel was named best author and best actress, forward of Jackson and Daisy Edgar-Jones, star of Normal People.The awards additionally recognised The Masked Singer, Loose Women, The Young Offenders and Casualty.
The RTS judges hailed Elizabeth Is Missing as “a phenomenal movie filled with layers, all constructed round an intensely emotional and compassionate central efficiency.”
In the movie, Jackson performs Maud, a lady whose seek for her lacking buddy Elizabeth takes on a poignant urgency as dementia threatens to erase all of the clues.
Sarah Brown, inventive director of drama at STV Studios, stated: “We’ve been blown away by the response to Elizabeth is Missing and to be recognised by the Royal Television Society for single drama in such esteemed firm is extremely gratifying.
“We knew we have been engaged on one thing particular once we got down to adapt Emma Healey’s great novel, and I’m so happy with our vastly gifted author, director, solid and crew for bringing this story to life so superbly.
“Special point out should go to Glenda Jackson for her breath taking efficiency as Maud and the delicate and highly effective approach she portrayed a lady residing with dementia, which I do know has resonated with so many viewers.”
Gibb informed her Twitter followers: “Working with the nice Glenda Jackson on Elizabeth Is Missing was the sort of as soon as of a lifetime expertise we’ll always remember. Huge because of her.”
Speaking about her function final 12 months, Jackson stated: “Elizabeth is Missing was a beautiful movie to work on and the ebook by Emma Healey has been a revelation to me.
“There are so many households affected by dementia and the problem is vast unfold, so far as the attention can see. I hope the movie itself and this recognition will assist to focus on the day by day struggles that these households face.”