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Juliette Binoche on playing Strindberg's Miss Julie

21 September 2012 Last updated at 11:11 BST

Oscar winning French actress Juliette Binoche, who starred in The English Patient and Chocolat, has returned to the London stage after 12 years to play the eponymous role in Strindberg's Miss Julie.

She spoke to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about the difficulties of playing an aristocratic young woman who sleeps with her father's valet on Midsummers' night.