Double dating quotes
Double dating quotes
She couldn't be bothered with her meeting, she explained, and would love to come to dinner after all. Over the years, we have stayed in touch and I have seen just about everything she has done on stage or screen.
To discover things for myself I stay on the run," and Shaw admits that there's something of herself in that."It will certainly take the glamour and fun out of everything," she sighs."No drinks in the dressing room after the show, just straight off to the M1 and up at dawn for shooting."So why am I doing the play? Thirty minutes into an intriguing and hilarious conversation, she suddenly announced that she was off that weekend for a holiday in Venezuela: would I like to come, too? In such company, Venezuela could prove utterly enthralling.Next morning, reason reasserted its dreary self, and I called her shamefacedly to renege.Aside from the riskiness of using complex video technology in a specially constructed auditorium, the production presents an extra logistical problem for Shaw - throughout the run, she will have a simultaneous day job, repeating her role as Aunt Petunia in the new Harry Potter movie being filmed at Leavesden in Hertfordshire.
To accommodate her hair-raising schedule, performances will start at the eccentric hour of 9.15pm and, for the month-long duration, Shaw will lock up her home in Primrose Hill and rent flats near the NT and the film studio.
But I continue to think that for breadth, depth and height of emotional range, intelligence, imagination, wit and energy, as well as sheer generosity of spirit, she ranks as the greatest theatre actress of her generation.
That she is also a very nice person, with a genuine interest in others rarely observed elsewhere in her profession, helps.
Then, when you're at rock bottom, you glimpse something and the light starts to glow.
That's Deborah's gift."What has lured the 43-year-old actress back on to this gruelling treadmill is a new play collaboratively drawn from Jeanette Winterson's novel The Power Book, which began previews last night as part of the National Theatre's experimental Transformations season at the Lyttelton.
Jeanette can explore these big romantic ideas without sounding like Barbara Cartland; her approach is much more operatic, Wagnerian even, and I find that a relief.