Richard Eyre on Kim Cattrall in Private Lives

11th March 2010



The director tells Philip Fisher about directing Kim Cattrall and Matthew MacFadyen in Noel Coward’s Private Lives (Vaudeville), a triumphant debut at New York’s Met with George Bizet’s Carmen, and his ongoing relationship with the National Theatre. Recorded at the National.

If you put a celebrity actress in a very celebrated part, she has to achieve something remarkable, so it’s all credit to her that she’s pulled it off in such a convincing way.