Over 20 years ago (and pre Downton) Dame Maggie Smith was starring in Alan Bennett’s play The Lady in The Van in the Queens Theatre in London’s West End. She was nominated for a Best Actress Award at the Oliviers and then later she would reprise the role in the film adaptation.
Meanwhile at the Gielgud Theatre next door Kathleen Turner was playing Mrs Robinson in The Graduate seducing young Matthew Rhys. The play was a commercial success even though the critics were hardly impressed
The two leading ladies had a series of pre/post show dinners which evolved into a friendship which has endured the intervening 20 years. They have never appeared in stage together until now, but thanks to technically wizardry that is about to change
This highly anticipated event hosted by Brit broadcaster Gyles Brandreth will moderate these two iconic actresses on either side of the Atlantic as they sharing stories of their unusual childhoods and their remarkable careers on stage and screen
Dame Maggie is one of only 14 actresses to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, which is competitive Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award wins in the acting categories. Kathleen Turner has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, and two Tony Awards. Both of them are considered iconic gay divas.
This Fane Productions Event is streaming globally 8 APRIL, 6:30PM UK Time Tickets are available HERE