Patricia Hodge believes veteran actresses still face ‘limitations’ when it comes to the kind of roles they are offered.
The 74-year-old thespian plays Mrs Pumpfrey in the All Creatures Great and Small reboot – and while she believes there are a lot of interesting roles for women these days, she filled her age-group full of ‘wasps’ Supposed to have happened ‘ character.
‘I think more plays have been created with interesting women in their hearts. But there are still limits within him, beyond a certain age,’ she told this week Radio Times.
‘Are you an aunt or you have dementia!’ Patricia Hodge believes veteran actresses still face ‘limitations’ when it comes to the kind of roles they are offered
‘Now roles for people my age are usually the first aunt who sits by the ballroom side and makes a scathing comment, or else you’ve got dementia!
‘So I go back to the theatre, which gives you more opportunities to work with a good script.’
In interviews, he considers the show’s slow tempo, and how it contrasts with modern dramas to allow more humility to show the complexities of human nature.
The Channel 5 drama, set in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s, sees Patricia play the late Dame Diana Rigg, who died a year earlier at the age of 82.
Current role: The 74-year-old thespian plays Mrs Pumpfrey in the All Creatures Great and Small reboot – and while she believes there are a lot of interesting roles for women these days, she’s considered lumbering her age group noticed with ‘wasp’ characters
Stern: She played Lady Roche in Roadkill in 2020
Mrs. Pumprey is the delightfully eccentric owner of the Pampered Pekingese, Tricky Woo.
Series 2 wraps filming on location in Yorkshire earlier this summer, and All Creatures Great and Small viewers see more heartwarming looks from young vets James Heriot (played by Nicholas Ralph, 31) and Helen Alderson (played by Rachel Shenton, 33). Takers can expect thrills. As their on-screen chemistry heats up.
Series 2 is set three months after the events of the first series.
The trip back home to Glasgow to see his elders presents James with a dilemma that will mean he has to choose between the people he loves.
Maiden Aunt: Mrs. Pumpfree is the happily eccentric owner of the pampered Pekingese, Tricky Woo
Patricia said: ‘Now roles for people my age are usually the first aunt to sit by the ballroom side and make a scathing comment, or else you’ve got dementia’
James and Helen are joined by their unorthodox mentors, Siegfried Farnon (played by Samuel West, 55), Skeldale House Mrs Hall (played by Anna Madley, 45) and Siegfried’s errant brother Tristan (played by Callum Woodhouse, 27).
Get out! Read the full interview in this week’s Radio Times
As Helen and James navigate their feelings for each other, Siegfried, Tristan and Mrs Hall are also forced to consider their place in the world, while James must ultimately decide between duty and love. .
All Creatures Great and Small is a timeless classic that has been loved for generations. Never out of print, the books have become a global cultural phenomenon with devoted fans around the world.
With a sharp focus on community and its importance in our lives, Heriot’s World and Spirit is a much-needed antidote to the challenges of modernity and reminds us all that belonging to a community means something greater than ourselves. makes part.
James Heriot’s iconic characters and life-affirming stories made their critically acclaimed debut on Channel 5 in 2020, consolidating the first series to 4.7M viewers, with an additional 1M tuning in for a repeat Sunday, at the time it was aired on Channel Highest Rating Launch of Ever for a drama commission.
Series 2 of All Creatures Great and Small will include a further six episodes, as well as a Christmas special.
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