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Life's Too Short actress defends show from criticisms

Life's Too Short

Story by Jack Foley

ROSAMUND Hanson, one of the stars of BBC 2 comedy Life’s Too Short, has denied that the show is controversial or in any way belittling its star, Warwick Davis.

Some critics have suggested that the Ricky Gervais-Stephen Merchant scripted comedy is mean-spirited in its depiction of Davis, whose character is forced to suffer all manner of humiliation from A-list stars and members of the public as he tries to get his career back on track by becoming the focus of a reality TV show.

But moving to dismiss such claims, Hanson told Radio Times: “I think that’s complete nonsense because Warwick was involved in the whole creative process.

“I mean, [the show] was Warwick’s idea in the first place. How on earth can they say that someone who’s created a piece of work themselves [is] being ridiculed by it?”

Referring to it as a piece of entertainment rather than anything seeking to be controversial, Hanson – whose past credits include This Is England – said that she had personally been “overwhelmed” by the response the show has received so far.

“I’ve really liked all the comments about the series,” she insisted. “I’m just… hoping that people enjoy the rest of the series, because everyone’s worked really hard.”

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