In 'Olive Kitteridge', Frances McDormand plays a witty, acerbic maths teacher in a New England town in a story that spans 25 years, based on a Pulitzer prize-winning collection of short stories by Elizabeth Strout. - AFP
Fargo Oscar winner feted in Venice as HBO series Olive Kitteridge premieres.
The Venice film festival feted the career of Frances McDormand, the Oscar-winning actress of Fargo fame, ahead of the premier of a new HBO mini-series she called the culmination of her life’s work.
McDormand, who is married to director Joel Coen and has starred in several Coen brothers films including Burn After Reading, was presented with the Visionary Talent Award for a career that began on Broadway in 1984.
The 57-year-old American told journalists ahead of the ceremony that she felt developing, producing and acting in the four-part mini-series Olive Kitteridge was “the culmination of everything that I have attempted to do.”