NT Live: Dame Helen Mirren on Phedre
in Actors and Performers, International, Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
29th May 2009
NT LIVE SPECIAL: DAME HELEN MIRREN
Heather Neill talks to the award-winning actress about playing Phedre at the National Theatre and about the plans to relay her performance live to thousands of people in cinemas across Britain and the world as part of NT Live on 25 June.
The point of this, it seems to me, is that it’s a live performance of a play – it’s not a film, it’s not a TV show. It’s of that moment and no other. It will never be repeated again.