Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.
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The truly magnificent Lindsay Duncan has been a highly regarded actress for years without ever becoming famous, which means she’s essentially enjoyed a stable marriage and rewarding career within both film and television mediums.
I’ve been watching her for years in television productions such as G.B.H. (1991), Rome (2005–2007), Doctor Who and Sherlock. On film, she portrayed Anthea Lahr in Prick Up Your Ears (1987), voiced the android TC-14 in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) and Alice’s mother in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010), and played the acerbic theatre critic Tabitha Dickinson in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014).
“A Year in Provence” in which Lindsay starred alongside John Thaw, was a 1993 BBC mini-series based on the best selling memoir by Peter Mayle which boasted numerous examples of subtle comedy that bypassed most critics at the time. Nevertheless, a repeat viewing, such as the one I undertook recently, revealed additional hitherto unappreciated charms. Mayle and his wife did what most of us only imagine doing when they made their long-cherished dream of a life abroad a reality: throwing caution to the wind, they bought a glorious two hundred year-old farmhouse in the Luberon Valley and began a new life. In a year that begins with a marathon lunch and continues with a host of gastronomic delights, they also survive the unexpected and often hilarious curiosities of rural life. From mastering the local accent and enduring invasion by bumbling builders, to discovering the finer points of boules and goat-racing, all the earthy pleasures of Provencal life are conjured up in this enchanting portrait.
Best of all, there was “Margaret,” a fictionalisation of the life of Margaret Thatcher and her fall from the premiership in the 1990 leadership election, with flashbacks telling the story of her defeat of Edward Heath in the 1975 leadership contest. My God, Lindsay strutted around in such a commanding fashion that – dare I say this? – I got a trifle hot under the collar thinking about messing with her twin set and pearls. “I shouldn’t be thinking this way, I kept saying to myself but I was. Interviewed at the time of the drama’s inaugural screening, the actress was moved to say that, while Thatcher was this domineering force, “she liked jewellery and lipstick … She was a mix and you cannot reduce her to a few brush strokes. One of the things that helped me in my research was coming across someone who had said, ‘She lacks sufficient imagination to become a research chemist.’ Something dropped into place for me: lack of imagination. Her conviction politics and certainty, combined with the need to dominate makes for a very alarming prospect.” Alarming for sure but she was a minx with the men in her political world and in the form of Ms Duncan, I might have put my political ideologies aside and voted for her!