Sally Hawkins, known best for her role as Poppy in Happy Go Lucky, latest movie was picked up for distribution recently at the Toronto Film Festival. Hawkins plays Mrs. Joe in the Mike Newell remake of the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectations. The movie centers on Pip who is funded by a secret benefactor who wants to help him turn from his poor upbringing to become a gentleman. With the newfound confidence and stature in society, Pip pursues a childhood unrequited love for the rich girl Estelle.
The film stars Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter. The film is set to be released later this year. Hawkins’, whose role in Happy Go Lucky won her a Golden Globe Best Actress Award, recently began production on the unnamed Woody Allen movie. Hawkins stars as the female lead alongside Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. The film is about the start of a wealthy woman’s financial struggle when she moves from New York to San Francisco. The anticipated Woody Allen movie is set to release 2013.
Hawkins describes in this interview below how it was playing her award-winning role of Poppy in the mike Leigh film.