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'Sally Rooney wrote emotional, awkward sex scenes in 'Normal People' so well' - Lenny Abrahamson

Director says he 'pictured a beautiful series' after reading proofs of novel

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Newcomers: Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal play the lead roles in director Lenny Abrahamson’s BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s book. Photo: BBC

Newcomers: Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal play the lead roles in director Lenny Abrahamson’s BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s book. Photo: BBC

Lenny Abrahamson. Photo: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

Lenny Abrahamson. Photo: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

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Newcomers: Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal play the lead roles in director Lenny Abrahamson’s BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s book. Photo: BBC

"I think we're at that weird age where life can change a lot from small decisions," realise the young lovers at the heart of Irish author Sally Rooney's best-selling novel 'Normal People' (2018).

And the electricity of that awkward, self-conscious jeopardy keeps the tension humming through director Lenny Abrahamson's 12-part adaptation for the BBC.


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