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I am often asked what my favourite role has been.
This is almost impossible to answer. On a whim I might say Alice in Arden of Faversham, a part I played on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Or the nurse Alex Price in the film An American Werewolf in London.
The characters couldn’t be more different: Alice was a woman from the 16th century who wanted to be rid of her husband - and who made eight attempts to murder him before finally succeeding. Alex Price was a modern, no-nonsense young woman who fell in love with a wonderful guy; unfortunately he turned out to be a werewolf.
The truth is that I have been very lucky in the parts I have played. However, a good film or play is the whole created by a number of elements, only one of which is the role being offered. I would often ask Theo Cowan - a legendary publicist who handled press for me from the age of fourteen - for advice about whether to take on work. His response would inevitably be along the same lines: “Is the location good? Is it an enjoyable team of people to work with? What will the grub be like?”