4 March 2021
In this episode of Through Rose Tinted Specs, Chris chats with actor Louise Brealey, who Chris directed in The Trojan Women at the Gate Theatre in 2012. You may recognise Louise from her work in Back on Channel 4 with Mitchell and Webb, her role as Molly in BBC’s Sherlock, as well as her extensive work in some of the country’s top theatres including the National and the Young Vic. Louise was even part of the very first Rose production, Uncle Vanya, directed by Peter Hall when the theatre first opened in 2008.
Topics include: the various strains placed on filming Back; the need to take a break from the current news; Louise recording audiobooks from her wardrobe; reading the Moomins on Instagram; filming under Covid restrictions; Louise’s fascinating journey into acting; how she goes about preparing for an acting role and some of the challenges presented; the positive impact of Sherlock’s Molly on young women; her experience of opening the Rose; looking forward to theatre life after lockdown.