'That is our job in theatre – I'm gonna make you love me!' Noma Dumezweni meets Harriet Walter

The stars of stage and screen chat about playing witches, seeing ghosts and stepping into another legend’s shoes

They have enjoyed huge success on TV with The Undoing and Killing Eve, respectively, but Noma Dumezweni and Harriet Walter started out on stage. They met in 1999, when Dumezweni played a witch and understudied Walter as Lady Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The pair caught up to discuss Dumezweni’s role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, theatre ghosts and how Black Lives Matter is shaking up Broadway.

Harriet Walter: Noma, we first met at your audition for Macbeth. I have a memory of you and me under a table in a Clapham rehearsal room, whispering some hocus-pocus, and deciding you were the one.

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Tags: Television, Film, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Broadway, Harry Potter, Royal Shakespeare Company, Black Lives Matter, Walter, Noma Dumezweni, Hermione Granger, Noma, Lady Macbeth, Harriet Walter, Dumezweni

Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/feb/23/that-is-our-job-in-theatre-im-gonna-make-you-love-me-noma-dumezweni-meets-harriet-walter

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