Newham actress wins gong for TV pilot

PUBLISHED: 12:34 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:57 11 September 2017

Katy Poulter and Francesca Marie Claire, from Newham, have won Best Scripted Pilot at The Edinburgh International TV Festival for TV pilot Laur and Disorder

Katy Poulter and Francesca Marie Claire, from Newham, have won Best Scripted Pilot at The Edinburgh International TV Festival for TV pilot Laur and Disorder

Masked Pony Productions

An actress from Newham has won a top industry award at a prestigious TV event for her pilot comedy show.

Francesca Marie Claire, along with comedian Katy Poulter, scooped the Best Scripted Pilot for Laur and Disorder at The Edinburgh International TV Festival.

Katy plays ambitious detective constable Laura who goes undercover at a north-east London playgroup with baby Arg and her man-hungry sister Dee, played by Francesca, to solve a gold-bullion robbery.

The pair, who produced Laur and Disorder for their talent company Masked Pony Productions, now hope their pilot will be picked up by TV executives for a full series run.

Katy said: “It feels incredible for a group of top industry professionals to recognise us as emerging TV talent.”

Comedian Nish Kumar hosted the awards evening on August 24 in front of an audience including BBC One controller Charlotte Moore.

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