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The Sculptress (1996)





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Based on a novel by Minette Walters, The Sculptress was the story of Olive Martin (Pauline Quirke), an unhappy, overweight young woman serving a life sentence in prison for brutally murdering her mother and sister. Enter author Rosalind Leigh (Caroline Goodall), newly commissioned to write Olive's biography. Persuaded that Olive was actually innocent of murder, Rosalind began to suspect that the poor woman was a victim of a wide-ranging conspiracy. Enlisting the aid of ex-cop Hal Hawkesley (Christopher Fulford), Rosalind was determined to uncover the truth -- and in the process, she ended up getting a lot more than she bargained for (and in some instances, a lot less). Provocatively raising more questions than answers, The Sculptress was telecast by BBC1 in four 50-minute installments, beginning on February 24, 1996.


Pauline Quirke
as Olive Martin
Christopher Fulford
as Hal Hawksley
Caroline Goodall
as Rosalind 'Roz' Leigh

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Based on Minette Walters' novel, The Sculptress is a no-frills PBS/BBC-ish production with good casting and great scripting. Pauline Quirke (who had to wear an enormous 'fat-suit' to play the role of Olive Martin) is exquisite as the incarcerated murderess.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


Drags out a little at 3 hours long (it was originally a two part tv show, I think), but good thriller. Doesn't spell everything out at the end, you have to draw your own conclusions. Pauline Quirke is pretty scary in this, not the type of role i am used to seeing her in, but she pulls it off well. I so hope some of that bulk on her is padding, though!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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