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Live in your living room: Kathleen Turner and Maggie Smith. Photographs: Mark Veltman/NYT and Tom Jamieson/NYT
Dame Maggie Smith and Kathleen Turner
Thursday, April 8th, 6.30pm, £20, fane.co.uk
On the face of it, this seems an odd couple to be teaming up for a livestreamed interview. Maggie Smith is the renowned British actor who has starred in such classics as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Room with a View, Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter series. Kathleen Turner is the renowned American actor who has starred in Body Heat, Romancing the Stone, The War of the Roses and Friends.
It was theatre that sparked their friendship: the pair met in 2000 while starring in adjacent West End productions, Smith in The Lady in the Van and Turner in The Graduate. The two have never performed together, but they’ll be joining forces onscreen, from opposite sides of the Atlantic, for the first time in this livestreamed event hosted by Gyles Brandreth. Expect lots of great stories from two very storied careers.