Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Daily Telegraph interview - Ruth Wilson: a dame in waiting

The Daily Telegraph has an interview with Ruth Wilson with a subtitle referencing 'those mesmerising eyebrows'. The main focus is on her upcoming play Anna Christie.

On the mantelpiece in Ruth Wilson’s south London flat, alongside an empty bottle of champagne and a black-and-white photograph of her brother in British Army uniform, there is an arrangement of model figures, miniature ones. They appear to be a press scrum, some holding out microphones, others taking photographs, and they are forming a semicircle around an empty space. As if the subject of their attention has simply vanished.

I mean to ask her about them, but she has disappeared herself. That seems to be her way. Not vague exactly − she is known for the intelligence of her theatrical performances − but a little distracted. She talks quickly and describes herself as a bit messy.

“It’s how you prioritise in life. Cleaning isn’t all that interesting to me. I’m disorganised. I do things on a whim.”

You can read the whole interview at

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Ruth in Times Magazine Theater issue

A photo of Ruth Wilson, along with Gina McKee, was included in the Times Magazine's British Theater feature on 12 March 2011. Here's the scan.