Tamara Drewe script
Tamara Drewe (2010)
Synopsis: Tamara Drewe is a 2010 comedy feature film directed by Stephen Frears. The screenplay was written by Moira Buffini, based on the newspaper comic strip of the same name (which was then re-published as a graphic novel) written by Posy Simmonds. The comic strip which serves as source material was a modern reworking of Thomas Hardy's nineteenth century novel Far from the Madding Crowd. The film premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May and was released nationwide in France on 14 July 2010. Momentum Pictures released the film in the United Kingdom on 10 September 2010.

NICHOLAS:

No

NADIA:

Drag you out

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NICHOLAS:

NO, NO DON’T!

NADIA:

I want to be with you. I thought

you’d be pleased...

8B POV. EXT. DAY. STONEFIELD / INT. DAY. NICHOLAS’ SHED 8B

Through the window Nicholas sees Beth leaving a scone by

Diggory, a sleeping poet in a pretentious hat.

NICHOLAS:

Of course I’m pleased... Nadia, go

to the pub and stay there. I’ll come

when I can.

NADIA:

Are you going to tell her?

NICHOLAS:

Just give me a couple of hours

He ends the call just as Beth is nearing the door - panicking

the phone back on to its holder.

NICHOLAS (CONT'D)

Cock pie.

Beth opens the door to see Nicholas apparently hard at it.

BETH:

How’s the worker?

NICHOLAS:

Good actually. Just about to embark

on forensics.

BETH:

Well give me your pages and I’ll get

started.

Nicholas hands her several pages.

NICHOLAS:

Reckon I might pack it in a bit

early today. Need to think about my

blood smears. Might take a drive;

have a pint. Stir the old grey

matter up.

BETH:

Who were you talking to just then?

NICHOLAS:

Judy. She says the Impala contracts

should be through in a day or two.

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Beth immediately knows he is lying. The lie pains her. She

goes to the door.

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Beth decides to try and call his bluff.

BETH:

I could come with you.

NICHOLAS:

What?

BETH:

For a drive. I don’t know when we

last went out.

Buying time by biting his scone:

NICHOLAS:

This is absolutely yummy.

BETH:

We could go into Hadditon, get a

meal.

NICHOLAS:

Yes but. What about the guests?

BETH:

Mary’s got Casey to help.

NICHOLAS:

But I’m supposed to be thinking,

you know about the

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Moira Buffini

Buffini was born in Cheshire to Irish parents, and studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College, London University (1983–86). She subsequently trained as an actor at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. For Jordan, co-written with Anna Reynolds in 1992, she won a Time Out Award for her performance and Writers' Guild Award for Best Fringe play.[2] Her 1997 play Gabriel was performed at Soho theatre, winning the LWT Plays on Stage award and the Meyer-Whitworth Award. Her 1999 play Silence earned Buffini the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for best English-language play by a woman. Loveplay followed at the RSC in 2001, then Dinner at the National Theatre in 2003 which transferred to the West End and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy. more…

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