Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Flashbulb Dramatic Turns

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Flashbulb Dramatic Turns

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Byline: Edited by Andy Barker

Degrees show

Aqua What The opening night of Six Degrees of Separation at The Old Vic Where After-party at Aqua London Who Anthony Head, Obi Abili, Lesley Manville, Mike Leigh and Sir Peter Hall

Food Mushroom and truffle ravioli, Iberian ham croquettes, salmon sushi rolls, and black tiger shrimp skewers with spicy tobiko mayonnaise Drink Bonterra wine

Laughing stock

The Trafalgar

Hotel What The first night of The Little Dog Laughed at the Garrick Theatre Where Afterparty at The Trafalgar Hotel Who Kathy Lette, Miquita Oliver, Maxine Peake and Helen McCrory Food Bowls of mushroom risotto, macaroni cheese and fish and chips Drinks Marquis vodka cocktails


How was the opening night?

I would never have known that playing an insane Los Angeles agent could be so much fun.

How painful are those heels you have to wear?

I never wear heels so mostly what's going through my head is: 'Don't fall over.' My prime intention is to stay upright and the high-waisted trousers I wear help.

Who did you base your character Diane on?

I went to see Douglas Hodge in La Cage aux Folles and I thought, 'That's who Diane is,' so basically I'm playing her as a transvestite.

Green Wing or The Archers?

That's like asking me to choose which one of my children's going to die. They are equally beautiful creations. I'd rather die.

What's next?

Lots of foot massages. And I'd love another go at Shakespeare. It's a dream challenge turning those words into 3D poetry that you can taste in every way.

The Pinter party

Walkers of Whitehall

What The first night of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, starring Jonathan Pryce, at the Trafalgar Studios Where After-party at Walkers of Whitehall Food Mozzarella sticks, chicken drumsticks, bruschetta, and sausages Drink Vita Merlot and Sauvignon-Chardonnay


What was the toughest part of filming? …

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