Transcript Away From Her

Thank you very much indeed for this. It’s lovely to receive an award from your own union. Especially at a time when they’re being so forcefully reminded how important unions are. [applause/cheers]

I’d like to share this with many people, my fellow actors, Gordon, Olympia, Michael, the whole cast of our film, all of whom were so brilliant, down to the tiniest one. Our three producers, Jennifer, Danny, Simone, our cool Canadian crew – it did snow a lot… Oh, my acting coach, brilliant Australian, Lindy Davies. And, of course, I mustn’t forget Adam, from Lionsgate, who more or less pushed me up onto this stage, which is a minor miracle.

But, of course, the person who this really belongs to is the divine Sarah – Sarah Polley. [applause]

Our writer and director. Sarah, without your tenacious direction, and the beautiful words you put into my mouth, in the dialogue, I wouldn’t be holding this here. So, this really does belong to you, and I might allow you a “little” peek. [laughter] And if I’ve forgotten anybody, well, it’s just that I’m still in character. [laughter]