Kathleen Turner

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Kathleen Turner. A versatile actress, she's been the femme fatal in films like Body Heat, parodied that role in comedies like Serial Mom, and played the romantic adventurer in Romancing the Stone. But, she says, ''I never play the victim, because I'm not attracted to a woman who doesn't try''. It's an attitude which must have helped her when she developed rheumatoid arthritis which left her severely bloated and in pain. Presently wowing audiences as Mrs Robinson in London's West End production of The Graduate, she chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Book: Emma by Jane Austen
Luxury: Roses

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45 minutes

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Fri 19 May 2000 09:00


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PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestKathleen Turner

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