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Kim Cattrall

Sue Lawley's castaway is actress Kim Cattrall.

Sue Lawley's castaway is the actress Kim Cattrall. Kim Cattrall became a household name in her forties as a result of playing man-eater, defiant singleton and PR mogul Samantha Jones in Sex and the City. She is about to star in the play Whose Life is it Anyway? in the West End of London.

She was born in Liverpool but grew up in Canada and decided to be an actress at a young age. She says a formative experience was appearing in a school play Piffle It's Only a Sniffle when she took the role of a cold germ which had to infect the other children by tickling them with a feather until they sneezed. She spent time in drama schools in Canada, Liverpool and New York and says now that her first love is theatre - and her film roles allow her to feed her theatre habit.

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

Favourite track: My Favourite Things by John Coltrane
Book: An English Dictionary
Luxury: Fragrant body cream

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45 minutes

Music Played

  • Roxy Music

    To turn you on

    • Avalon.
    • EG.
  • Frank Sinatra

    I've Got You Under my Skin

    • Songs for Swingin' Lovers.
    • Capitol.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • John Coltrane

      My Favourite Things

      • My Favourite Things.
      • Atlantic.
  • The Beatles

    Please Please Me

    • Please Please Me.
    • Parlophone.
  • Leonard Cohen

    Closing Time

    • Closing Time.
    • Columbia.
  • Aretha Franklin


    • I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You.
    • Atlantic.
  • Billie Holiday

    God Bless the Child

    • Lady Sings the Blues Vol. 4.
    • Verve.
  • Joni Mitchell

    A Case of You

    • Blue.
    • Reprise.
  • Book Choice

    • An English Dictionary

  • Luxury Choice

    • Fragrant body cream


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Kim Cattrall


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