The story of Hester Collyer, a woman who leaves her respectable High Court Judge husband for a passionate love affair with a semi alcoholic RAF pilot, Rattigan's play premiered in 1952 when such
"It's certainly the biggest role I've ever had," admits Scacchi, nursing her first tea of the day in her dressing room at the Cheltenham Everyman. And this from a woman who famously turned down
overwhelming masochistic passion for another human being who was not worthy and not able to return that feeling. Intead of it being a disadvantage, it becomes an asset. It's even ratherScacchi, 48, does not share Ashcroft's hatred for the role of Hester: "I know it's exhausting but the wonderful thing is that the material itself drives you through. I don't want to emote but I
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"I'd like to think there's some lovely plateau you reach," she says. "But it's very hard to let go of all those hopes and expectations we have for ourselves. Maybe some people manage it but I'm
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opening as it does with Hester's attempted suicide.
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D'Onofrio left Gracchi in 1993 soon after their daughter Leila was born and Scacchi is now married to her first cousin, Carlo Mantegazza, with whom she has a son, Matteo, 10. So she is no stranger
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"It takes a few years to accumulate that amount of experience to draw on pain, exasperation, frustration, anger and despair. But after all that, you can be glad that you went through such
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"But it's so well written that you can follow the character on her emotional journey just through the writing. The struggle that Hester is going through hangs on the embarrassment and isolation
At least, Scacchi does. Blame her Italian blood, but the Milan born actress has always lived her love life at the highest pitch, from an early fling with Daniel Day Lewis at Bristol Old Vic
"I feel I'm walking around the stage naked," said Dame Peggy Ashcroft of playing the lead in Terence Rattigan's masterpiece, The Deep Blue Sea.
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