The International Press Academy (IPA) announced its nominations for the 19th Annual Satelliteâ„¢ Awards in the Motion Pictures and Television categories, and Turks & Caicos was nominated as Best Motion Picture Made for Television. It shares the category with HBO’s The Normal Heart and Lifetime’s Return to Zero, The Gabby Douglas Story and The Trip to Bountifull.
The winners will be announced in a ceremony held on February 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif.
A new promotional image for Turks & Caicos has been released alongside this interview with David Hare, as when he appeared alongside actors Bill Nighy and Helena Bonhan Carter at a private screening of Turks & Caicos at London’s SoHo Hotel. Check the image in larger quality in our gallery, while you read the interview below:
“I canâ€™t stand the body count in contemporary drama. The number of killings in modern films is ridiculous, with some featuring as many as 150 deaths.”
Hare said he was determined to avoid unrealistic violence. â€œItâ€™s really important to these films that I canâ€™t personally stand the body count in contemporary drama. I just think itâ€™s ridiculous,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™ve seen films in which 150 people have been killed and the next day the Mayor of New York says weâ€™re very angry about this. At what level of reality is this meant to be happening?
â€œIâ€™m watching The Bridge and I know The Bridge is wonderful, but 25 people have been killed in the first four episodes and thereâ€™s no politician, thereâ€™s no media, thereâ€™s a few detectives investigating it and I just donâ€™t believe it.â€
â€œWhat I wanted to do was restore tension, what Hitchcock used to do, he never killed anybody. He always said itâ€™s a terrible mistake to kill anyone because then all the tensionâ€™s gone, whereas now 12 people are killed in the first minute. So itâ€™s restoring suspense. Nobody is seen with a gun because in intelligence work not many people carry guns. Itâ€™s trying to be realistic and prove that you can be just as entertaining without guns as with.â€
He added: â€œI donâ€™t believe that MI5 knock people off. What they do is … make the lives of the people who blow the whistle against them unliveable.â€
David Hare and cast members join us for a discussion following a preview of the final parts of his ripped-from-the-headlines trilogy. It will be presented by BFI Southbank, next March 01 and tickets are on sale.
Following the success of Page Eight (BBC, 2011), BFI Southbank is proud to present two new films, Turks & Caicos (BBC, 2014) and Salting the Battlefield (BBC, 2014) from writer and director David Hare that complete his trilogy about Johnny Worricker, MI5â€™s most admired intelligence analyst. Turks & Caicos features a stellar cast including Bill Nighy as Worricker, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes and Christopher Walken. Worricker is hiding out from his work at MI5 on the tax-exile islands, but an encounter with a CIA agent forces him into the company of some ambiguous American businessmen. The third part Salting the Battlefield sees Worricker and Margot Tyrrell (Bonham-Carter) on the run together across Europe. Worricker knows his only chance of resolving his problems is to return home and confront his nemesis â€“ the UK Prime Minister Alec Beasley (Fiennes). We hope to welcome David Hare and cast members for a panel discussion on 1 March after the screenings. Please check the BFI website for final confirmations.