From Tue 10 Nov – Sat 14 Nov Greta Scacchi will be taking to the stage in The Glass Menagerie here at Warwick Arts Centre.
The star of stage and screen is performing as Tennessee Williams’s faded southern bell Amanda, but Scacchi has anything but a fading career.
The Italian-Australian actress studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School alongside Miranda Richardson and Amanda Redman. In 1977 she made her film debut and a string of roles followed.
In 1983 she appeared in Heat and Dust, playing Olivia, the beautiful young wife of a British colonial official who has a scandalous affair with an Indian Nawab. For the role Scacchi received a Bafta nomination for Best Newcomer to Film.
In 1987 she appeared alongside Charles Dance and John Hurt in White Mischief. The film focused on the partying and promiscuity of English colonists in Kenya and Scacchi starred as Diana Delves Broughton, the women at the centre of all the action.
In 1996 she won an Emmy for her portrayal of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia in the television film, Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.
She played the role of Miss Mantel alongside Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, in the 2014 British drama, The Falling .
Besides these parts she has also had roles in Tom’s Midnight Garden, Emma, Macbeth, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Brideshead Revisited and The Red Violin.
Scacchi has won constant praise for her film and television roles and the rave reviews have followed her in her role in The Glass Menagerie.
Here are just a few of the reviews praising Scacchi’s performance.
“Innovative and brave…Greta Scacchi is shatter-proof in the role of Amanda” ★★★★ Northern Soul
“The acting is impressive. Greta Scacchi, as Tom’s faded southern belle of a mother, is dappled with nostalgia and fear “ The Observer“Greta Scacchi steers the deluded Amanda just the right side of insufferability” ★★★★ The Guardian
Tue 10 Nov – Sat 14 Nov 2015 7.45pm