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…

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…

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,…

Millie Brady

What book/ movie/ TV show do you think you’ve recommended more than any other? Philomena, The Help and Big Little Lies probably are my most recent big 3 for recommendations. What are you happy that happened while you were alive and at an age where you could/ can understand and remember? Being taught to read is a personal memory that’s so important to me and one I remember vividly. On a wider scale, I’m happy to have been able to witness the outcry from women across the world for equal rights and see everyone come together for the Women’s Marches.…

Sophie Rundle

Is there anything you’ve been happy or nonplussed to lose or miss out on? I did one of those 1 week intensive driving courses and didn’t pass my test. In hindsight I think its a good thing, I was nowhere near ready. I shouldn’t be allowed in charge of a moving vehicle. If you could commission any painter in sculptor in history for a project, who would you pick and what would you have them render? I’d love to have my portrait done like those great oil paintings of formidable looking women that hang in National Trust properties. I’d like…

Poppy Corby-Tuech

What’s your favorite film character entrance or introduction of all time? The goat is gone, the glass of water is shaking, the kids are panicking, Jeff Goldblum is being Jeff Goldblum and the idiotic lawyer p**s off to the bathroom (“When you gotta go you gotta go”), only to be devoured moments later – trousers around his ankles – by the glorious T-Rex. What an entrance. In fact, that toilet scene in Jurassic Park inspired me to write a song when I was ten called Man on the Bog; a tragic retelling of this story as seen from the T-Rex’s…