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Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner

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First broadcast: Sun 14 May 2000

Hollywood film star

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]

Choices

Nanci Griffith & Mac McAnally

1.

Nanci Griffith & Mac McAnally

Gulf Coast Highway

Performer: Nanci Griffith & Mac McAnally

Billy Joel

2.

Billy Joel

Say Goodbye to Hollywood

Performer: Billy Joel

Others who chose this artist

Tchaikovsky

3.

Castaway's favourite

Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor

Performer: Tchaikovsky

Others who chose this artist

Roxy Music

4.

Roxy Music

Avalon

Performer: Roxy Music

Others who chose this artist

Jon & Vangelis

5.

Jon & Vangelis

I'll Find My Way Home

Performer: Jon & Vangelis

Others who chose this artist

Dar Williams

6.

Dar Williams

As Cool As I am

Performer: Dar Williams

Others who chose this artist

Simon & Garfunkel

7.

Simon & Garfunkel

Kathy's Song

Performer: Simon & Garfunkel

Others who chose this artist

The Suits

8.

The Suits

Stay Strong

Performer: The Suits

Book

Emma by Jane Austen

Others who chose this author

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