Inside Look: Charlotte Hamblin

We spoke to actress Charlotte Hamblin about her role as Miss Julie in the Jermyn Street Theatre production of Miss Julie. Miss Julie represents one of the early expressions of ‘naturalism’, which could be described in part as a movement that presents characters who are helpless to their primal urges and heredity. Was this concept a point of reference at all for your interpretation of your character? Did you consciously embrace or distance yourself from it in a way that altered your usual preparations? It completely depends what part I’m playing as to whether I research and reference the roots…

Nathaniel Martello-White

As well as performing you are experienced in writing, directing and producing. In what position is it most difficult for you to find or assess the ‘right’ character in auditions ? When casting your own material it always takes time and can be difficult. My feeling is, that’s where the directing process begins, establishing a cast who will make your job easier. If you could have a photograph of anyone in history at any age, who would you select? Bob Marley Who has been your most enjoyable person to act with so far? Carey Mulligan Discounting weapons and physically dangerous…

Rosie Day

What is a moment you’d like to relive? There are so many. I’m in my head a lot so I like to relive memories. The 3 months I spent in Rome with Sarah Jessica Parker were truly magical, the time I spent in Barcelona with my own American girl gang was really special, my family’s reactions to me telling them anything exciting is hilarious. Every moment where I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe. What is a moment you can’t remember but you’d like to? My biggest talent/ downfall is I have an insane memory. I can literally remember conversations…

Susan Wokoma

What was the last thing or object you found that you kept? I found a little teddy bear in Brockwell Park the other week and I was premenstrual and it was very cute and it had been a long day so I took it home, gave it a nice hot bath and now he lives in a drawer.   What is the last film you saw that you consequently classified as a classic? Probably I, Daniel Blake – me and many other cinema goers at my screening were inconsolable during the end credits. A woman came over and gave me a hug it was that guttural…

Oliver Coopersmith

Who is your favourite public figure to watch interviews of?  There’s loads, I’m a sucker for The Graham Norton Show. I haven’t missed an episode in years. What part of your family history did you find interesting or surprising to learn? My dad had to stop for petrol when my mum was in labour with my brother. It didn’t go down well. Would you rather give advice to yourself 10 years ago or receive advice from yourself 10 years in the future? Receive advice from myself 10 years in the future. Although I’m sure that person would say the same thing. What…

Inside Look: Christian Cooke

We spoke to actor Christian Cooke about his role as Pony William in the Donmar Warehouse production of Knives in Hens. Knives in Hens is set in a rugged ‘pre-industrial’ time and place far removed from contemporary life. What was the nature of the conversations with the director and fellow cast regarding how these characters exist, or even your own thought process? A lot of the early work we did was physical. Lots of movements work to really get inside the bodies of these people and consider how they move. They are people of the land who were put to work…

Katie Leung

Who do you know who has the ‘best’ voice – and qualify what your standards are for them being ‘best’ Sara Kestelman who I worked with recently in a production at Hampstead Theatre has a magnificent voice which resonated effortlessly in the space on stage, piercing through the soul without the need for volume/ shouting. She also happens to be an incredible actress. What was the last habit that you took up and the last one that you’ve given up? Taken up menthols. Given up coffee. If the last three places you read about or watched became a travel itinerary,…