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24 September 2014

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Anna Calder-MarshallWhat has been the most unusual role of your career?

I once played a part where I had to age from a girl of actually 14 to 70 and I was about 24 years old. Celia Johnson, you know, Brief Encounter Celia Johnson, played a mad old woman who used to live in a house and I took over the house when she died and became as mad as she was.

There was this wonderful scene where I had to destroy a whole dinner table that was covered with beautiful food like roast beef, lamb joints, jellies, trifles. My character just went mad and wanted to destroy it and I had to pick up these bottles of wine and just pour them all over the table and then pile all this beautiful food with these society people around who were absolutely horrified and act very normally, but I wasn’t normal. That was lovely.

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