Thursday, 30 May 2013

Cast Profile - Part 2

Wendy Nottingham

When the chance to work with Wendy materialised, I instantly jumped at it (Thanks to Sam Spruell). Wendy starred in one of my all time favourite short films directed by Mike Leigh. The film was called ‘The Short & Curlies’ 1988 and starred  David Thewlis, Alison Steadman, Wendy and Sylvestra Le Touzel.

The film was littered with great performances and remembered probably by the brilliant one liners delivered by David Thewlis, one example being the lyrics to the song he performs with his guitar “I know a song and its not very long, in fact it ends right here.” And ‘What's round and really violent? A vicious circle.' (made me laugh at any rate)

However for me, Wendy’s emotive and subtle portrayal of Charlene, Alison Steadmans daughter was always the performance that lingered long after watching.

Wendy has appeared in  classic Mike Leigh films and plays and more besides but she mostly applies her considerable talent in Theatre.

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