An interview with Sarah Lancashire on Alan Bennett's Talking Heads

Talking Heads Alan Bennett’s critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Talking Heads return to television

Sarah Lancashire plays Gwen in An Ordinary Woman

TALKING HEADS 23rd June 9pm, BBC One



How familiar with Talking Heads are you?
I own a copy of the original Talking Heads by Alan Bennett, which I purchased many years ago shortly after they were first broadcast. It’s been lovingly well-thumbed over the years. They are magnificent. A masterpiece.

How did it feel to be asked to originate a brand new Alan Bennett role, in a new Talking Heads?
To be asked to perform a new Talking Head was beyond any expectation. The matchless brilliance of Alan Bennett’s words coupled with the extraordinary wisdom of Nick Hytner’s direction made this a thrilling and quite simply unforgettable experience, and I’m enormously grateful. It was the opportunity of a life time.

Without giving too much away, can you tell us a little about An Ordinary Woman?
An Ordinary Woman is the beautiful and achingly poignant portrait of Gwen, a complex and troubled woman in her middle years.

Source BBC One

June 19, 2020 9:05am ET by BBC One  


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