David Tennant & Broadchurch Nominated In The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards



David Tennant and his co stars from the ITV drama Broadchurch have been nominated in the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013.

They are nominated in the following categories:

The TV Dagger

  • Luther
  • Top of the Lake
  • Broadchurch
  • The Fall
  • Bletchley Circle
The Best Actor Dagger
  • Damien Lewis for Homeland
  • David Tennant for Broadchurch
  • Idris Elba for Luther
  • Jason Isaacs for Case Histories
  • Paddy Considine for The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane
The Best Actress Dagger
  • Sofie Grabol for The Killing 3
  • Olivia Colman for Broadchurch
  • Claire Danes for Homeland
  • Gillian Anderson for The Fall
  • Lesley Sharp for Scott & Bailey
The Best Supporting Actress Dagger
  • Pauline Quirke for Broadchurch
  • Amelia Bullmore for Scott & Bailey
  • Holly Hunter for Top of the Lake
  • Jodie Whittaker for Broadchurch
  • Ruth Wilson for Luther
The Best Supporting Actor Dagger
  • Paul McGann for A Mother's Son 
  • Mandy Patinkin for Homeland
  • Andrew Buchan for Broadchurch
  • Warren Brown for Luther
  • Roger Allam for Endeavour



    The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013 will take place on Thursday, 24th October at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel produced by Cactus TV, and will be televised on ITV3 on the 29th October at 9pm. The 2013 Awards are the sixth annual event created and produced by Cactus TV for ITV3, and the annual event is sponsored by Specsavers and in conjunction with the Crime Writers' Association.



    Visit http://www.crimethrillerawards.com/ for more information

    Broadchurch, led by David Tennant and Olivia Colman explores what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight.
    Bloodied and dirty, Danny Latimer has been found dead on an idyllic beach, surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face from where he may havefallen. Whilst his death remains unresolved, the picturesque coastal town of Broadchurch is at the heart of a major police investigation and a national media frenzy.The sadness of losing a child consumes Danny’s family, Beth and Mark Latimer (Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan), their daughter 15 year old Chloe and Beth’s mum, Liz as they attempt to cope with their grief. Understandably they struggle to cope with the unwarranted attention heaped upon them. Devastated by their loss, they struggle to relate to their friends, neighbours, the church, the press, and the police.

    David Tennant takes the role of DI Alec Hardy; an out-of-town, newly promoted police detective who takes the job local girl DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) believes should have been hers.  Ellie has to find reserves of patience and toughness to negotiate a professional relationship with the difficult and unyielding Hardy. Yet as the drama progresses, Hardy’s own secrets are laid bare.  Ellie is also emotionally involved with this case. Ellie’s son Tom was the dead boy’s best friend and she’s known Danny all his young life. How could she not be drawn in? But Hardy’s clinical methods force Ellie to see the community she grew up in through a different prism. One by one the community of Broadchurch are drawn into the police enquiry. Local hoteliers and business people are implicated as the effects of a death in the community begins to impact on their hard-earned livelihoods. But can the town survive such a seismic shock during its economically crucial summer months? As the case drags on, the whole town will come under pressure: personal, economic, professional and emotional.




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