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On Pain and Love

Many years ago when I lived in London I was fortunate enough to meet the artist Charlie Mackesy and get to know him a little bit. I had the great privilege of spending day with him at his studio in south London while I was nursing a broken heart. He was painting one of his...

How to survive the summer

I’m going to be honest. I’m knackered. It’s that time of year when the countdown is on to the end of term. If I get another reminder in someone’s lunch box for something not handed in or paid for, I think I might scream. Only 5 more mornings hustling three children out the door. Only...

The why.

Never underestimate the power of women, friends. At the beginning of this year, I couldn’t have imagined that in a mere 4 months I’d have a sell out show on my hands and a demand for it that right now feels daunting considering the size of the cast. But each of the women in the...

Episode One

  It’s here. International Women’s day is HERE and to celebrate I’m launching the Strut and Bellow podcast. Each episode will be a conversation with a woman who makes something be it theatre, film, fiction, art, food, crafty things and for whom the making is a big part of her life. I’m honoured and delighted that...

Presence

A key thing I am learning is the power of presence. You would think, as an actor, I’d be an expert but it’s never been something that has come naturally. The moments of being completely ‘in the now’ in the rehearsal room, on set or on stage can be fleeting and illusive but I know...

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