Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

I've Always Thought That a Dame Should Have a Couple of Jack Russells and Wear a Tweed Skirt; She's One of ;Britain's Finest Actresses but Kristin Scott Thomas Is ;Finding the Role of Dame a Daunting One ASSUSAN Griffin Discovers

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

I've Always Thought That a Dame Should Have a Couple of Jack Russells and Wear a Tweed Skirt; She's One of ;Britain's Finest Actresses but Kristin Scott Thomas Is ;Finding the Role of Dame a Daunting One ASSUSAN Griffin Discovers

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Byline: As Susan GriffiSUSAN Griffin

Madame Angellier (Scott omas) are joined by the re"ned German ocer Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), and it's not long before a clandestine relationship between Lucile and Bruno ensues.

"In the book, Madame Angellier's described as being extremely religious, very tiny, bird-like and white-haired, quite dierent from how we've approached the character," says Cornwall-born Scott omas, who's lived in France since she was 19 and has worked on both English and French language "lms.

Madame Angellier might look dierent, but she remains as tough as she is in the book, prompting Bruno to joke that he should be the scary one.

"I "gured a mother whose son has disappeared, whose whereabouts you know nothing of, must be in an enormous state of anxiety," notes Dame Kristin, who has a daughter and two sons from a former marriage to a French gynaecologist.

"I think that people, when they're frightened or anxious, put up these terrible barriers to protect themselves. I think that's what she's doing." think that's what she's doing."

" She hopes she isn't as overbearing as Madame Angellier. "Ingellier. "I'm afraid you have to ask them "I'm afraid you have to ask them [her children] that, but I don't think I'm like that at all. I'm a bit 'm a bit of a pushover as a mother."

" Dame Kristin, whose Royal Navyoyal Navy pilot father was killed in a "ying pilot father was killed in a "ying accident when she was a child [her mother's second husband also died in a similar accident], went to boarding school before studying drama. She was reportedly told she wasn't good enough though, and moved to Paris to become an au pair - but decided to give acting another - but decided to give acting another go and enrolled in drama school.

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