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Re: Marriage
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2022, 01:52:20 AM »
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A four-part drama exploring the minutiae of a long marriage and starring Nicola Walker and Sean Bean, two of the country’s best actors, and written by one of our most daring and sensitive scriptwriters, you say? No wonder people are looking forward to Marriage, which is coming this year to BBC1 and iPlayer.

The drama has been scripted by Stefan Golaszewski, the man behind the bittersweet sitcom Mum (starring Lesley Manville in the title role) and the hit relationship drama Him & Her, which featured close-quarter scenes of the gently modulating relationship dynamics between a couple played by Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani. They delivered excellent performances.

Much the same is expected after the casting of Marriage, in which Bean and Walker play Ian and Emma as they negotiate the insecurities and ambiguities of their 30-year union. Walker’s ascent in recent years has been down to an array of acclaimed roles in hugely popular dramas, most recently in BBC1’s The Split and also as DCI Cassie Stuart, the heroine of ITV’s classy investigative drama Unforgotten. Viewers have long taken her quietly sensitive, emotion-packed performances to their hearts.

Bean begins work on Marriage on the back of a series of stellar performances including his work as inmate Mark Cobden in Jimmy McGovern’s Bafta-winning prison drama Time, a role that also won Bean this year’s Bafta for best actor in a leading role. It’s a marriage made in TV heaven. 
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Re: Marriage
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2022, 06:10:33 AM »
From 'The Split' to 'Marriage' - Nicola Walker teases her new TV show about a long-term couple, co-s
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"Oh, yeah, I'm marrying Sean Bean. I have married Sean Bean. And I've been with him for I think it must be 35 years. I can't quite remember how long is. Don't quote me on that. A long time. We've been married for a long time. That'sa  very different - oh, it's such a different marriage. Oh, it's so different. Yeah. And I only had a week off between finishing ;The Split' and working on 'Marriage' and the change - it was so quick. It was like by lunchtime, I am, this is a very different marriage. This is a this is a very different story, very different character, very different costume. I mean, I think that was one of the hardest things to get used to I can only I mean, you don't know what I'm talking about, but I promise you, it's the it's the opposite end of the style slope." 
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Re: Marriage
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2022, 03:03:50 PM »
I need a firm release date and trailer, just seems like they keep teasing.... SO EXCITED!!!

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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2022, 03:34:41 AM »
Top 10 gripping TV dramas this summer - from The Capture to Game of Thrones prequel
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Marriage, BBC1, August

Two of Britain’s most beloved actors, Nicola Walker and Sean Bean, play the leading roles in this up-close portrait of a marriage.

Funny, moving and revealing, it sees couple Ian and Emma negotiate the ups and downs of their 30-year marriage, dealing with insecurities, hopes and fears. “It’s a beautiful, funny and complicated world,” says Nicola of the four-part drama.

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The four-episode drama promises to explore all the risks and gifts of a long term intimate relationship.

Watch out also for James Bolam as Emma’s father, Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Emma’s boss and Chantelle Alle as the couple’s daughter. 
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/top-10-gripping-tv-dramas-27445203?fbclid=IwAR3wK0VJnnTbPLks3zKin82EkqLMqBxydxc_KWiriWuM5MMetFz_rgIWI74

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Re: Marriage
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2022, 12:50:08 PM »

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RTS and the @BBC  invite you to an exclusive virtual
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 starring Sean Bean and Nicola Walker, and written and directed by RTS-Award winner, Stefan Golaszewski   
https://twitter.com/RTS_media/status/1547981314736922624




MARRIAGE – PREVIEW Q&A
 Tuesday, 9 August, 2022 1.00pm - 2.00pm Location Online United Kingdom
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RTS and the BBC invite you to an exclusive virtual Q&A with the cast and director of new BBC drama, Marriage, starring Sean Bean and Nicola Walker, and written and directed by RTS Award winner, Stefan Golaszewski.

Produced by The Forge and The Money Men, Marriage is a four-part drama for BBC One and BBC iPlayer and is an up-close portrait of a marriage - sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always revealing.

Marriage sees married couple Ian (Sean Bean) and Emma (Nicola Walker) negotiate the ups and downs of their 30-year marriage. We see them dealing with the insecurities, the ambiguities, the hopes and the fears that are part of all marriages, as the drama explores the risks and the gifts of a long-term intimate relationship.

Marriage is coming soon to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

This is a pre-recorded event and the full session will be available to watch on this event page. 
https://rts.org.uk/event/marriage-preview-qa

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Re: Marriage
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2022, 08:15:11 AM »
What to watch in August 2022: best TV shows on Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, NOW TV, BBC and Channel 4
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Marriage | August, BBC One

Sean Bean (Time) and Nicola Walker (The Split) star in a new four-part drama from Stefan Golaszewski, creator of Him & Her and Mum. Ian and Emma negotiate the ups and downs of their 30-year marriage as the series explores “the insecurities, the ambiguities, the hopes and the fears that are part of all marriages”. 
https://www.nationalworld.com/culture/television/what-to-watch-august-2022-best-tv-shows-netflix-disney-amazon-prime-video-now-tv-bbc-channel-4-3780599



What to look at August 2022: finest exhibits on every channel and streaming service
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Sean Bean (Time) and Nicola Walker (The Break up) star in a brand new four-part drama from Stefan Golaszewski, creator of Him & Her and Mum. Ian and Emma negotiate the ups and downs of their 30-year marriage because the collection explores “the insecurities, the ambiguities, the hopes and the fears which can be a part of all marriages”.
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All the compelling new dramas on TV in 2022
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Marriage will air on BBC One soon. 
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Re: Marriage
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2022, 11:43:45 AM »
BBC reveal trailer and airdate of Nicola Walker and Sean Bean's new drama Marriage
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It's been confirmed that the four-part series will begin airing on Sunday 14 August 2022 at 9pm and continue to air weekly in the same time slot until its conclusion.   

https://www.hellomagazine.com/film/20220729146829/marriage-bbc-drama-nicola-walker-sean-bean-trailer-airdate/

Marriage | Trailer - BBC
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Marriage. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always revealing...⁣
Watch Marriage on iPlayer from Sunday 14 August
https://www.instagram.com/p/CgmhEsRIApy/

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Marriage Series 1, Ep. 1/4

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Ian (Sean Bean) and Emma (Nicola Walker) get back from their holiday in Spain and return to their normal lives.

Ian has recently been made redundant and is beginning to adapt to his new existence. Emma is doing well at work and trying to balance that with Ian’s feelings. Their daughter Jessica (Chantelle Alle) brings her boyfriend Adam (Jack Holden) round to meet them.
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2022/33/marriage-ep1



Sean Bean and Nicola Walker star in first trailer for Marriage
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The BBC has released the first trailer for four-part drama Marriage, teasing Nicola Walker and Sean Bean as a long-time couple approaching their 27th wedding anniversary and confirming the show's August release date.

The drama, written and directed by Mum's Stefan Golaszewski, follows Ian (Game of Thrones' Bean) and Emma (Unforgotten's Walker) as they explore the hopes and fears of their marriage, from insecurities and jealousies to funny, moving moments.

In the teaser trailer, we meet Ian and Emma as snapshots from their relationship play out on-screen. One minute they're arguing over jacket potatoes on an airplane, while the next, they're cheering on their daughter Jessica (Mood's Chantelle Alle) at a concert. 
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/sean-bean-nicola-walker-marriage-trailer-newsupdate/




Sean Bean, Nicola Walker in BBC Drama ‘Marriage’: Watch First Trailer
https://variety.com/2022/tv/global/sean-bean-nicola-walker-bbc-marriage-trailer-1235329233/


‘Marriage’: Trailer For Sean Bean & Nicola Walker-Starring Romantic Drama From ‘Mum’ Creator Stefan Golaszewski
https://deadline.com/video/marriage-trailer-sean-bean-nicola-walker/


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Re: Marriage
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2022, 04:16:35 AM »
Behind the scenes of Marriage with Sean Bean and Nicola Walker
How playing a couple of 27 years in ­Stefan Golaszewski’s new BBC drama taught the pair the secret of a lasting relationship
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In a chilly conference centre in the commuter town of Gerrards Cross, Sean Bean and Nicola Walker are reflecting on their 27-year marriage. Well, not their marriage, but Ian and Emma’s, the middle-aged couple they portray in Marriage, a new BBC drama by ­Stefan Golaszewski, the 41-year-old writer-director of Bafta-winning sitcoms Mum and Him & Her. “They love each other very much,” says Walker. “But it’s not easy. Because it’s a marriage.” Bean chuckles in agreement. “A 27-year marriage? It’s fraught with danger.”...
 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/behind-scenes-marriage-sean-bean-nicola-walker/

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Re: Marriage
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2022, 04:48:58 AM »
Marriage: Who stars in it, is there a trailer, and how can I watch it?
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Here’s everything you need to know about who’s in the cast and how you can watch it.
https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/31/marriage-who-stars-in-it-is-there-a-trailer-and-how-can-i-watch-it-17098543/

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Re: Marriage
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2022, 03:31:50 PM »
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@BonkersButBrill #NicolaWalker is on #ThisMorning
 tomorrow (2nd August) to talk about #Marriage
https://twitter.com/RuthEvershed70/status/1554177343111004164


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« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2022, 09:49:03 AM »
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#NicolaWalker interview, This Morning 2.08.22
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« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2022, 05:51:13 AM »

Marriage: MagentaTV will show the Sean Bean series in Germany from September
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In September, MagentaTV is bringing the new British series Marriage to Germany. Sean Bean and Nicola Walker play a couple who have been married for 30 years. The format will be broadcast in the UK in August.

On Thursday, September 22nd, the four-part British series Marriage celebrates its German premiere on MagentaTV .
https://www-serienjunkies-de.translate.goog/news/marriage-magentatv-zeigt-sean-bean-114337.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=nl&_x_tr_pto=wapp
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Re: Marriage
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2022, 12:23:55 PM »
Marriage Series 1, Ep. 1/4
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Ian (Sean Bean) and Emma (Nicola Walker) get back from their holiday in Spain and return to their normal lives.

Ian has recently been made redundant and is beginning to adapt to his new existence. Emma is doing well at work and trying to balance that with Ian’s feelings. Their daughter Jessica (Chantelle Alle) brings her boyfriend Adam (Jack Holden) round to meet them.

 Confirmed for BBC One on 14 August at 9pm to 10pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2022/33/marriage-ep1


Marriage Ep. 2/4
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Ian (Sean Bean) continues his job search with no success. Meanwhile, Emma (Nicola Walker) is excited to find she has the opportunity to go to a work conference, where she might get contacts for her business idea.

She’s nervous of telling Ian, but when Ian meets Emma’s boss and hears about the conference through him, he confronts her.

Emma's father (James Bolam) interrupts their anniversary plans, and Jessica (Chantelle Alle) has an argument with Adam (Jack Holden) and starts looking for a way out of the relationship.

 Confirmed for BBC One on 15 August at 9pm to 10pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2022/33/marriage-ep2


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« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2022, 10:55:31 AM »
‘Laughing at farts is the bedrock of a good relationship’ – the writer of Marriage shares his wisdom

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With Mum and Him & Her, Stefan Golaszewski took the sitcom to new heights. Now he’s stepping into drama – with a series about ‘messy, tricky, glorious’ wedded bliss, starring Sean Bean and Nicola Walker

‘Baftas are essentially baubles,” says Stefan Golaszewski. “They’re very nice to have, but not central to what I do.” The multi-award-winning sitcom writer is speaking ahead of the launch of his new series, Marriage, which proved more of a challenge to write than he was prepared for. Yes, Golaszewski wrought three series of phenomenally wry television from Lesley Manville in Mum. True, he created Him & Her’s four hilariously toilet humour-packed seasons about a slacker couple, played by Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani. But as he sat down to write Marriage, he couldn’t help feeling he was getting it wrong.

“There was something about my writing I wasn’t happy about – something stopping me achieving what I wanted,” says Golaszewski. “So after Mum, I took time out to reteach myself how to write.” His realisation? There’s a fundamental lack of honesty in making people chuckle. “When you write a comedy,” he says, “the dialogue is sherbet: it fizzes in the moment and then it’s gone. The point of the words is to make people laugh. But I was interested in using dialogue to seek a deeper truth. When you write a comedy, there’s a ceiling on your ability to be truthful – and for me, being truthful is the key.”

Hence Marriage: Golaszewski’s move into hour-long drama. The four-part series is an up-close look at a 27-year-long relationship, which is packed full of impeccably observed detail about how couples behave in long-term relationships. Entire scenes consist of loading a dishwasher, or talking about their ant problem. One sequence sees Sean Bean’s Ian waiting at the foot of the stairs for his wife to return from the toilet. “How’s your tummy?” he asks. “Lot of gas?” Nicola Walker, who plays his spouse Emma, replies: “I thought I was going to take off!” They guffaw, then trot off to do some house admin.

“Fart gags are probably the bedrock of a successful relationship, because it’s an honesty,” says Golaszewski. “My wife can’t believe how soon I farted in front of her when we got together. I’m a human – we all fart!”

Writing a drama might be a stylistic departure for someone more familiar with twitching the nation’s lips with cringe-comedy, but there’s one thing that’s undeniably unchanged in Marriage – a love of relationships. Him & Her showed a fledgling twentysomething romance, Mum charted how you move past the end of a lifelong bond and into widowhood, while Golaszewski’s latest project is a paean to midlife. It could be the final part of a trilogy chronicling the lifespan of a couple.

“God, I wouldn’t be self-important enough to evoke a trilogy!” says Golaszewski. “I was just interested in the beauty of marriage, which is so often considered mundane – or depicted as less exciting than having an affair. I think there’s more hope and joy in a lot of marriages than is often seen. But I am running out of road – I need to write about something other than relationships!”

One of the most remarkable things about Marriage’s script is how little there is of it. Despite Bean having said that “there are really few words in this”, it’s still surprising quite how many scenes are dialogue-free. Sometimes we see the cosy wordlessness of sprawling on a sofa with a bag of prawn crackers. At other points we watch Walker and Bean’s characters go about their lives in almost mundane wordlessness: decluttering a bedroom or clearing up a dinner party. They stretch out until, at one point, one of them bursts into tears – followed by more silence.

The series chronicles Bean’s character’s redundancy and how the strength of his marriage helps him through it. But the episodes aren’t driven by obvious storytelling. At times, it feels more like an immersive on-screen experience than typical TV drama. Is it daunting that it’s airing on BBC One?

“Oh yeah! It’ll be interesting to see what happens, but I hope people understand all the silences as a reflection of life,” says Golaszewski. “I’ve said from the beginning that this isn’t about the plot, but I do hope it has a similar grip or compulsion to one of those very plotty shows. My shows are full of story but I deprioritise plot – in plot-driven shows, humanity, character, speech, emotion and behaviour only have value in terms of their usefulness to the plot. I want to celebrate the human experience for the messy, tricky, glorious thing it is.”

That focus on creating TV that’s as human as possible makes for thrilling performances – particularly from Bean. He’s a big, comfy jumper of a man, stretched out of shape over many years. He weeps, he’s needy, he’s desperate for a cuddle from his wife after a tough day, and uses the time she’s not there to track down “revitalising shower gel” because he “needs that little boost”. Alongside Peter Mullan – whose heart-meltingly tender performance as Michael in Mum belies his ability to play a terrifying monster in Ozark – he’s the latest actor to show a softer side in a Golaszewski-penned BBC show. Is turning hardmen into cutie pies something the writer relishes?

“You know what?” says Golaszewski. “They are actually like that. Peter is more like Michael in Mum than the guy in Ozark. He’s much more likely to make you a cup of tea than sell you heroin. Sean’s the same – he’s incredibly gentle and thoughtful. You meet him and you don’t know what he’s going to be like, because he’s Sean Bean off the telly – but there’s a real warmth and kindness to him.”

It’s not just actors’ rarely shown sides that Golaszewski is keen to put on screen but the entire class system. The worlds he writes are lower middle class, with their roots in the working class, partly because that’s his background, but also because it’s the world of the majority of the nation – which makes it the most truthful thing he can put on television, despite how rarely dramatists depict it. “It’s often hard in TV, because people are relatively posh. When I tell them how I want to build sets, they’re like: ‘Do people actually live like this?’” He laughs. “I’m like: ‘Do you want to meet my family?’”

In a way, he owes his career to his attempt to rail against the rich. As a Cambridge University student, he became president of their comedy troupe Footlights, having turned up to their auditions with the most offensive monologue he could think of to try to horrify them – only for them to burst out laughing. “I was very angry at university,” he says. “I was sort of racist about posh people.” It spawned the comedy troupe Cowards, whose members included Tim Key and Tom Basden (After Life); they went on to create two Radio Four and one BBC Four sketch series.

It also made him a contemporary of people such as Alex Horne and Mark Watson, as well as Boris Johnson cabinet members whom he’s surprisingly diplomatic about – despite not associating with them at the time. “I guess Suella Braverman’s worked hard,” he says. “I don’t know anything about her, but it can’t be easy to be a woman from an ethnic minority entering the Tory party.”

This is exactly the approach you’d expect from someone who has said in the past that his shows have “no baddies”. Even the most unlikable characters in Mum and Him & Her got a chance to show the vulnerabilities that made you sympathise with their awfulness. But in Marriage, it’s a little greyer. We see an exploitative male company owner sexually preying on a teenage female intern. The boyfriend of Bean and Walker’s on-screen daughter Jessica aggressively gaslights her. While the script does try to show the trauma beneath their abusive behaviour, it’s hard not to feel that you’re witnessing a newfound darkness to Golaszewski’s writing. Although for him, these are plotlines that deal with one thing: truth. “People do have dark lives, and terrible things happen to them. Then they have to keep on living. These are the kinds of themes a comedy can’t handle.”

As Marriage prepares to air, Golaszewski is revelling in his newfound freedom to create the most honest portrayal of real life he can. “In tiny moments,” he says, “there’s an enormity of human life. If you look for it, you see it everywhere. It’s in every tiny detail of how people stand, of how people intonate their words, in the way they speak to each other. The world is full of people trying their best, sometimes getting it wrong, sometimes right, but just generally trying their hardest.” What a lovely thought. No wonder he chose to give up comedy writing for it.

Marriage starts on Sunday 14 August at 9pm on BBC One
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/aug/05/stefan-golaszewski-marriage-bbc-one-sean-bean-nicola-walker

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« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2022, 02:39:54 AM »
Marriage
Interview with Stefan Golaszewski
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Tell us about casting Nicola and Sean.

Casting Nicola and Sean was great as I was able to rewrite the scripts with them in mind and strip away as much dialogue as I could, knowing I had two amazing actors who could do all that for me, which I prefer. I like having as few words as possible for a scene. 

Interview with Sean Bean

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Hi Sean, tell us about Marriage.

Marriage only takes place over 12 days or so. It’s an extract of that time in their lives and you drop in to watch their lives. However, what is in those days is rich, revealing and you see what a relationship is... what a marriage is. Their doubts, fears, joy, happiness and heartbreak that go into everyday living.

What struck you about the script?

Stefan’s dialogue is very natural and free flowing. It doesn’t seem like that sometimes when you are doing it. I guess we all jump to conclusions about how we perceive delivery of the lines, and sometimes you go for the easiest option, but Stefan breaks it up and doesn’t allow it to just become one-dimensional thought. There’s a lot happening in between various sentences and statements we make which is hard to get your head around, but makes it very varied and rich.

He also throws in a lot of business: props, opening and shutting bins, getting tissue paper out at the same time as you are talking, which is something you have to get used to. However it’s very well observed and quite hard work to get your head around, even though it’s very naturalistic and free flowing. There’s so many different layers he has created within his script.

Tell us about the situation with Jamie, Emma’s colleague?

Ian is a man who isn’t very sure of himself and not very confident. He used to be when he had a job and was in a relatively a high up position. He was a moderator at his firm, but that’s gone and he’s recently lost his mother. Emma is working and going places. Then there’s a younger man on the scene [Jamie] so when you add them all together, he’s quite suspicious. Ian is a very vulnerable and unsettled man and lots of little things begin to stir up into a big pot of worry!

Tell us about working with Stefan.

Stefan is very communicative. He has lived with this project for so long that he knows what he wants from us, it’s a matter of getting on his wavelength. I’ve never really thought this much about what I say or do, but in this I feel very grateful to be able to have that opportunity. It’s not method acting, but you really do think about how you are doing a scene. You have to be so truthful in the portrayal to bring out all the feelings and emotions that Stefan has put in.

What’s it been like working with Nicola?

It’s been a real pleasure for me working with Nicola, and I know everyone says that, but it really has.

Why should people watch Marriage?

People will be able to see many things that they can relate to in their own lives and their own relationships. There aren’t any big stunts or reveals, it’s just a very simple story, simply told, about people and the complications of daily life.
 


Interview with Nicola Walker
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What’s it been like working with Sean?

It’s been very easy being married to Sean Bean for 27 years on this! 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapack/marriage





Nicola Walker and Sean Bean are this week’s Radio Times cover stars

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Nicola Walker talks romance, relationships and Marriage – her intimate new drama with Sean Bean – in this week’s Radio Times magazines.

Walker and Bean play a long-married couple in this BBC series, which comes from the makers of hit shows Mum and Him & Her. In this week’s issue, she lifts the lid on the way she works and the techniques she uses to inhibit characters so naturally that we forget she’s even there – whether that be Cassie Stuart in Unforgotten, Ruth Evershed in Spooks or in her latest role in Marriage .

In an in-depth interview with Mark Lawson, Walker reveals why, in real life, she’s not a great fan of matrimony and her ‘guilt’ at Cassie’s death in ITV’s Unforgotten. 
https://kqeducationgroup.com/nicola-walker-and-sean-bean-are-this-weeks-radio-times-cover-stars/

https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/radio-times-new-issue-cover-nicola-walker-sean-bean/




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'I'm not a great advocate of marriage in real life': Nicola Walker discusses her reservations over tying the knot with husband Barnaby Kay after 20-year romance - ahead of starring as Sean Bean's wife in new BBC drama
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After Marriage, will people come up to her at the fresh fruit and tell her how awful their spouse is? 'I hope they do.' She's sure, though, there won't be a sequel called Divorce. 'Ian and Emma would never split up. That's the point.'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11092773/Nicola-Walker-discusses-tying-knot-husband-Barnaby-Kay-20-year-romance.html



Marriage: Sean Bean believes people will relate to the ‘complication of daily life’ in BBC drama
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Sean Bean reckons everyone will take something away from his upcoming BBC drama, Marriage, alongside Nicola Walker.


The four-part show written and directed by Him and Her’s Stefan Golaszewski, follows Ian and Emma, played by Sean and Nicola, as they navigate the ups and downs of their near 30-year relationship.

Marriage begins on Sunday night, and speaking to PA News ahead of the release date, Sean explained why he thinks the audience will relate to the story.

He said: “People will be able to see many things that they can relate to in their own lives and their own relationships.

"There aren't any big stunts or reveals, it's just a very simple story; simply told, about people and the complications of daily life."

Sean described Ian as “unsure of himself and not very confident” after losing his job and following the death of his mother.

Meanwhile, wife Emma is “going places”, and when a younger man comes into the picture, it makes Ian “very vulnerable.”

On working with writer Stefan for the intimate series, Sean added: “There's a lot happening in between various sentences and statements we make which is hard to get your head around but makes it very varied and rich.

“It's very well observed and quite hard work to get your head around even though it's very naturalistic and free flowing. There’s so many different layers he has created within his script.”

The trailer for Marriage was released last week (1st August), and gave a good indication of Sean and Nicola’s incredible chemistry. The first-look clip opened with the longtime couple bickering about a baked potato.

The intimate romantic drama will see Emma and Ian deal with the insecurities, the ambiguities, the hopes and the fears that are part of all marriages, and will explore the risks and the gifts of a long-term intimate relationship.

Marriage also stars New Tricks actor James Bolam as Gerry, Emma’s father, The Inbetweener’s Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Jamie, Emma’s boss and Chantelle Alle as Jessica, Ian and Emma’s daughter.
https://virginradio.co.uk/tv-film/71522/marriage-sean-bean-believes-people-will-relate-to-the-complication-of-daily-life-in-bbc-drama




BBC's Marriage Q&A with Sean Bean, Nicola Walker and Stefan Golaszewski

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dJuG8UVUWI

https://rts.org.uk/event/marriage-preview-qa


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Re: Marriage
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2022, 05:41:26 AM »
Marriage viewers shouldn’t expect “big stunts or reveals”, says Sean Bean
Bean also called his new BBC drama "a very simple story; simply told".

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  Sean Bean's brand-new BBC series Marriage sees him paired up with Nicola Walker, as the drama charts a married couple's daily life over a period of a few days.

For fans of Bean, whose roles have included Ned Stark in Game of Thrones and Joseph Wilford in Snowpiercer, they may be expecting some high drama or serious twists from the new show – however, Bean has suggested they should realign their expectations.

Speaking about the series, Bean said that Marriage was a show where "people will be able to see many things that they can relate to in their own lives and their own relationships", while stressing that "there aren’t any big stunts or reveals, it’s just a very simple story; simply told, about people and the complications of daily life".

The series comes from writer Stefan Golaszewski, and fans of his other series Mum and Him & Her will likely recognise the creator's naturalistic style in what Bean describes.

Bean also went on to note that the series "only takes place over 12 days or so" and that "it’s an extract of that time" in his character Ian and Walker's character Emma's lives.

He continued: "However, what is in those days is rich, revealing and you see what a relationship is... what a marriage is. Their doubts, fears, joy, happiness and heartbreak that go into everyday living."

Marriage will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday 14th August at 9pm.
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/marriage-sean-bean-stunts-reveals-newsupdate/



'It was a beautiful moment': Nicola Walker appears smitten by Marriage co-star Sean Bean as she swoons over applying cream to his thigh area

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A bucket of cold water, please, for actress Nicola Walker who appears smitten by the manly charms of Sean Bean — her on-screen husband in upcoming BBC One drama Marriage.

Asked what was her best moment during filming, the Spooks and Unforgotten actress, 52, (pictured with Bean) told Daily Mail's Richard Eden: 'Applying cream to Sean Bean's thigh area. Ian [his screen character] has a nasty rash and it's a beautiful moment. That was a tremendous day in my professional career.'

Let's hope Nicola's real-life husband, actor Barnaby Kay, 53, approves…
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11098697/Nicola-Walker-smitten-Marriage-star-Sean-Bean.html

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Re: Marriage
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2022, 01:18:02 AM »
Sean Bean and Nicola Walker shine as a fractious couple in a bittersweet new comedy drama
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  Airport departure lounges, those bastions of stress, discomfort and boredom, have been responsible for many a marital squabble. The opening scene of new comedy drama Marriage conveys this universal truth with a bizarre row over jacket potatoes between its two main players while they wait to board their plane home from a holiday in Spain.

As the couple, Ian and Emma, bitterly shout and swear at each other it’s clear that the row over spuds is masking something deeper, yet it’s punctuated by the tender looks that only a 30-year marriage can induce. And in the hands of two of our finest actors, Sean Bean and Nicola Walker, this strained yet affectionate relationship is compellingly believable.

Marriage is the latest series from Stefan Golaszewski, who’s aiming to repeat the success of his bittersweet, award-winning comedies Mum and Him & Her with this four-parter for BBC1. He says he’s tried to make the first drama that shows what marriage is really like, as opposed to the sanitised television version of it we’re usually fed.

‘When people get married they make a completely impossible pledge to be together happily for the rest of their lives,’ says Stefan. ‘No one can do that, yet everyone tries, and that’s what makes it a beautiful thing.

‘You spend all day every day trying to make this thing work that really shouldn’t. It’s impossible to live happily with one person for the rest of your life, but you try it because you love each other and it’s worth trying for.’

He believes that in some ways the series complements his other two. ‘The reason the stuff I write tends to be funny or ironic is a reflection of the fact that the world is fundamentally ridiculous and everything in it is pointless.

‘The only thing that isn’t is love, and the connection between people. If I think about it, that’s probably the thing that links everything I’ve written, there’s a central focus on seeking togetherness.’


All of his shows focus on the seemingly mundane, yet he manages to find drama in it. When we meet Ian and Emma they’re at a pivotal point in their lives.

Ian’s beloved mother has recently died and he’s just been made redundant. He’s lost. Emma meanwhile is struggling to cope with her demanding father (played brilliantly by James Bolam) while pursuing her ambitions at work.

Then there’s their adopted daughter Jessica (Chantelle Alle), who has a horrendously controlling new boyfriend.

The British habit of not saying things that need to be said hangs heavy in the air throughout. Every pause and stumble comes from Stefan’s script.

‘I like having as few words as possible in a scene,’ he says. ‘Casting Nicola and Sean was great as I was able to rewrite the scripts and strip away as much dialogue as I could, knowing I had two actors who could convey everything for me.

Living happily with one person for the rest of your life is impossible – but it’s worth trying for

‘I’m very specific on the script. It’s important for this kind of writing that what we film is what I want, down to every ‘err’ or ‘yeah’.

‘When the plotlines are as minimal as these are and based on such tiny shifts in emotion or mood, you have to have absolutely pinpoint tools to tell that story.’

Sean relished the chance to work with such a different kind of script. ‘Stefan’s dialogue is very natural and free-flowing, but it doesn’t seem like that sometimes when you’re saying it,’ he admits.

‘There’s a lot happening between the sentences, which is hard to get your head around, but it makes the dialogue rich. He throws in a lot of other bits – opening and shutting bins, getting a tissue out while you’re talking – which is something you have to get used to.’

Nicola agrees that forensically exploring the details of a mundane life can be exhausting to film.

‘There are times we’ve laughed off-camera as I’ve made about 30 sandwiches and boiled the kettle 28 times to shoot one scene, but they’re simple actions you do every day,’ she says. ‘It’s all in the detail, it’s very revealing.’

The British habit of not saying things that need to be said hangs heavy in the air throughout. Every pause and stumble comes from Stefan’s script. Pictured, the stars on screen

Sometimes the details could be pretty personal. ‘My most memorable scene was applying cream to Sean’s thigh area,’ laughs Nicola.

‘It was a beautiful moment, and one I never expected, but Ian had a nasty rash. It was a tremendous day in my professional career! Luckily it was in a tasteful place.’

The action takes place during the two-week period after Ian and Emma get back from their holiday. While Ian seems stuck in a rut, Emma is invited to a work conference with her boss Jamie (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), something Ian’s uncomfortable with.

‘It’s a moment in time and you drop in to watch their lives,’ says Sean. ‘You see what a relationship is, what a marriage is, the doubts, fears, joys, happiness and heartbreak that go into everyday living.’

There may well be a lot of squirming on sofas when the show turns a mirror on the mundanity of marriages up and down the country tomorrow night. 
https://citigist.com/entertainment/sean-bean-and-nicola-walker-shine-as-a-fractious-couple-in-a-bittersweet-new-comedy-drama/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11095409/Sean-Bean-Nicola-Walker-shine-fractious-couple-bittersweet-new-comedy-drama.html

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Re: Marriage
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2022, 02:58:23 AM »
Marriage  Episode 1  Today  21:00  BBC ONE

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Ian and Emma get back from their holiday in Spain and return to their normal lives. Ian has recently been made redundant and is beginning to adapt to his new existence. Emma is doing well at work and trying to balance that with Ian’s feelings. Then their daughter Jessica gets in touch and wants to bring her boyfriend round to meet them.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0cpndzj



Marriage’s Nicola Walker and Sean Bean felt ‘awful’ after discovering 20-year connection

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When asked if they had met before working on the new mini-series, Bean and Walker said they hadn't but knew each other through a third party.

Walker revealed to Express.co.uk, it was her husband and actor Barnaby Kay who worked closely with Bean two decades ago.

She explained: "I didn't know Sean [Bean] before, my husband worked with Sean when Sean played Macbeth.

"We worked out it was quite a few years ago, it was a bit awful when we realised how many years ago.

"So my husband played Banquo to Sean's Macbeth and it was brilliant may I say.

"At the point when Sean's Macbeth said 'she should have died hereafter' about Lady Macbeth, I've never seen anyone play it as beautifully as that, it was incredible and I'm a fan of his work obviously."
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1653791/marriage-nicola-walker-sean-bean-awful-connection



Marriage creator "incredibly lucky" to get Nicola Walker and Sean Bean
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Landing Walker and Bean, fresh from their triumphs in Unforgotten and Jimmy McGovern’s prison drama Time respectively, is, he says, a showrunner’s dream come true.
“I was incredibly lucky to get those two actors. People like Sean and Nicola – also Lesley and Peter in Mum – you don’t audition them, you just offer the part. So you don’t quite know what they will bring into the room and, in all cases, it was better than I could possibly have imagined.”
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/marriage-bbc-stefan-golaszewski-interview/?fbclid=IwAR1o9_HOsdshCnXEvmc5KLBhNQ8igoO0N8PY4opLWu1Mkf_Hz8TdknNLe2g

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« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2022, 01:16:09 AM »
Episode 2

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Ian continues his job search with no success. Meanwhile, Emma is excited to find she has the opportunity to go to a work conference, where she might get contacts for her business idea. She’s nervous of telling Ian, but when Ian meets Emma’s boss and hears about the conference through him, he confronts her. Emma's father interrupts their anniversary plans. Jessica has an argument with Adam and looks for a way out.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0cpndzd


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Hint: when your partner says "it's fine", it's not.
Watch Marriage on iPlayer
#Marriage #BBCiPlayer #iPlayer #SeanBean #NicolaWalker 
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RIDICULOUS lovers' tiff over a JACKET POTATO | Marriage - BBC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tljAgOSJmu8



'Like watching paint dry': Unimpressed viewers slam 'boring' BBC One drama Marriage and criticise Sean Bean's 'mumbling' performance - despite winning praise from critics

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BBC One drama Marriage has received rave reviews from critics - but as the first episode aired last night, viewers were not so sure.

Despite four and five star ratings across the board, a seemingly discontented audience took to Twitter last night to brand the programme 'boring' and 'awful'.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11112205/Unimpressed-viewers-slam-boring-BBC-One-drama-Marriage.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490



Marriage viewers slam BBC for ‘inaudible’ Sean Bean and Nicola Walker drama: ‘Dreadful!’
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Anticipation levels for the series premiere of Marriage had been sky high heading into Sunday’s debut on BBC One. Following the story of Ian (played by Sean Bean) and Emma (Nicola Walker), the drama explores how one husband and wife’s long-lasting marriage faces the strain of differing life paths. However, just minutes into the opener, it seemed fans all had one similar complaint about the episode.

While the opening scene set the stage for Ian and Emma’s turbulent albeit monotonous marriage perfectly, fans weren’t impressed.

However, it wasn’t down to the former Unforgotten and Game of Thrones stars' performance, but rather the sound quality of the episode.

Taking to social media, a number of fans branded the series “inaudible” and admitted they were having trouble following the plot due to the sound quality.

Julie Whitehouse said on Twitter: “Straight away I’m having to put subtitles on, why do so many dramas have poor sound or mumbling actors? Maybe it’s just me #marriage.”

And @SandJRobinson agreed: “Watching #marriage on BBC1 & although we’ve turned our TV right up, we still can’t hear a bloody word they’re saying other channels are fine.”

Elsewhere, Simon Parry quipped: “Can Sean Bean speak up a bit. TV volume is at 65 and i can't hear a thing #Marriage.”
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1655184/Marriage-BBC-sound-backlash-Sean-Bean-Nicola-Walker


https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/showbiz-tv/bbcs-marriage-under-fire-within-24756195




BBC Marriage viewers turn off in droves with same complaint about Sean Bean drama
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But some BBC fans were left less than impressed with the drama, bemoaning the pace of the new series which left them switching off. Several complained the first episode was “slow” and “boring”, while others vowed to boycott the rest of the series. 
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/bbc-marriage-viewers-turn-droves-27742480



Marriage star pays tribute to Nicola Walker and Sean Bean 'Two of the best'
MARRIAGE star Jack Holden, who plays Adam in the new BBC drama, has paid a tribute to his co-stars Nicola Walker and Sean Bean.
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1655578/Marriage-Nicola-Walker-Sean-Bean-tribute



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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2022, 12:52:08 AM »
Marriage viewers divided by ‘slow’ second episode of Nicola Walker and Sean Bean drama
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Marriage viewers divided by ‘slow’ second episode of Nicola Walker and Sean Bean drama
Viewers of BBC’s Marriage have been left divided over the second episode of the drama, with some branding it ‘slow’ and others appreciating the realism.
The drama is undoubtedly different for a lot of viewers, offering a spot of realism and a slow-burn to fans who might be a bit more used to twists and turns around every corner. 
https://www.mycelebritylife.co.uk/tv/marriage-viewers-divided-by-slow-second-episode-of-nicola-walker-and-sean-bean-drama/



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This waiting for a lift is some of the best action on the BBC Iv seen in a long time. Wow 🤯#marriage 
https://twitter.com/MrVictorJay/status/1559272979334414342




MARRIAGE: INTRO TO NEW SERIES FROM THE BBC
https://www.irishmirror.ie/tv/bbc-marriage-viewers-mute-tv-27748979


Marriage on BBC One theme tune annoying viewers
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The marriage began on BBC One Sunday night, but the biggest talking point from viewers wasn’t about the drama, but rather the topic of the tune.
 
https://texttospeech.uk/marriage-on-bbc-one-theme-tune-annoying-viewers/


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#MARRIAGE a troubled jigsaw, indeed ⁦
@NicolaWalkerHQ @SeanBeanOnline  Partita For 8
⁩ Singers: No. 1. Allemande by Roomful of Teeth. 
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Partita for 8 Singers: No. 1. Allemande
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Most polarising mainstream drama in years

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New BBC drama Marriage has left viewers very divided to say the least!

Some viewers were really enjoying the new show, calling it “stellar”.

Others, however, weren’t as impressed, brutally branding it a “yawnfest” following the second episode last night (August 15).

The show had a decent launch, with 3.32 million watching the first episode. 
https://247localmedia.com/most-polarising-mainstream-drama-in-years/

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