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"I think the psychiatrists I saw wanted to get me back on track and working again - so that I could pay my psychiatry bills," she says. She says that she is not playing Ophelia as a victim, as many actresses do. Her breakdown occurred when she returned from a trip in India in1997. Having a malaise and being stigmatised by it is pretty hurtful, because I think it's a malaise that doesn't stop me functioning as an actress. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies But, you know, I was hanging out with the Brat Pack, Matt Dillon, going to barbecues with Brad Pitt. Log in to update your newsletter preferences, Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts by email. But at the time the name Brad just sounded so naff that I didn't hang about." try again, the name must be unique, Please "I mean - what is madness, anyway? She starred as the boisterous, outspoken, unconventional Lynda, tearing along the seafront on her bicycle, talking dirty and experimenting sexually. Enter your email to follow new comments on this article. In a way it's polite, she's very gentle with her madness. So my mother put me in a black leather skirt and a tight blue crocheted top. "There is always someone worse off than you. But Tom got it into his head I was smoking marijuana. Lloyd says her childhood was happy, despite the fact that her father, the actor Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger in Only Fools and Horses) left her mother, the theatrical agent Sheila Ball, when Emily was only two years old. But she is keen to avoid wallowing in self-pity. Emily Lloyd, Actress: Wish You Were Here. When I arrived, someone said: “Tom’s up in the room – I think he’s drunk.” But he wasn’t. She even turned Brad Pitt down when she was 18. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to 'active' : ''"> Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. The 45 … Go home and get changed.” Then she said: “But come back.” I blushed and returned in jeans. Now 32, she is playing Ophelia in Hamlet in the Holland Park Shakespeare Festival. they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. She doesn't really do a lot. will be published daily in dedicated articles. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. At the end of the screening, there was a lot of cheering and I thought: “That’s nice.” Then we went out on to the balcony overlooking the lobby and everyone went wild. It should start filming in January, depending on money." In the evenings, Tom would sit in the hotel bar drinking gin and tonic, and I would be upstairs planning what to shoot the next day. She is an actress, known for Wish You Were Here (1987), A River Runs Through It (1992) and Guidelines. The inspiration for this film was the famous British brothel-keeper Cynthia Payne, in particular her rebellious adolescence spent in Worthing and Bognor, but it was just as much about my own memories of growing up in a village near Cambridge. try again, the name must be unique, Please "Postage Due," she relays down. But it's harder now. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. All of that, at 16, can’t be bad really. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? "The role is not as easy as you'd think," says Lloyd. "It's a feature film - Faye Dunaway wants to do it. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Her mum leans out of the top-floor window just as I am asking Lloyd what else she has lined up. It’s wonderful how some of the film’s phrases – like Lynda’s “Up yer bum” – entered the vernacular. Every now and again, they’d all sneak out to a local disco and I wasn’t supposed to know. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. David took me for lunch and said: “Would you like the part?” But I’d just spooned some soup into my mouth and it didn’t register. That I had so much, so young, is an advantage and a disadvantage in so many ways. Please We only had six weeks to get it done so it was quite gruelling. 'active' : ''"> "I've got to tread very carefully here," she says, "but I was a little bit hurt by people in the business. These days, she lives in a modest flat in Dalston, east London, 10 minutes from her mother's house, where we meet. I planted people from the makeup department in among the extras. "Thank you for noticing that," she replies. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. So to have the luxury of being emotional and getting carried away and being able to let someone know how you feel is great. He was 69. Community He was just lying on the bed rolling up cigarettes and smoking them. ‘It was wonderful to see the film’s phrases – like “Up yer bum!” – enter the vernacular’, Mon 17 Apr 2017 18.22 BST the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. What I love about it is that in life we are all under so much pressure to communicate in a precise way. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when Dressed in a very short flesh-coloured Dolce & Gabbana dress with a black mesh overlay, she sits down, suddenly looking blank and lost. Create a commenting name to join the debate. Most liked, -1) ? Newest first, -1) ? It's not about her. to your comment. She gazes off into the distance. I worked with the disorder - and my performances didn't let me down.". "I am hoping that work will help me to define who I am again. At 18, the actress went to Hollywood, where she drove other actors mad. "So to get back to the theatre world and find out what's going on is like entering a new arena, really.". But the mad scene is where I can get really lost in that wonderful, beautiful, almost ephemeral picture. Playing her as free-spirited wasn’t hard, but there was also sadness and pain, when she finds herself pregnant. "But that's in negotiations," says Lloyd. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Peter Falk, the actor best known for his starring role in Columbo, was so frustrated with her that he reportedly slapped her while they were making the comedy Cookie in 1989. She is very much enjoying working opposite Robert Williamson, who is playing the title role in Hamlet and who is about the same age as her. You can see her laugh – and it’s magic. "Oh God, don't put that in - I'll never get a date.". Last modified on Tue 19 Jun 2018 12.16 BST. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. It created an extraordinary atmosphere. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. I went to Hollywood and one agent wanted to buy me a horse. In one scene, Lynda shows her knickers to all the bus-drivers and conductors. I enjoy what I do. Most liked. My mum told me: “But darling, we’ve only got a small back garden.” I was inundated and there was no one out there to protect me. But I did manage to work. "During the first half she acts as a mirror to Hamlet. There were times when I thought that I would never come out the other end. His name was Popozogolou and that became a euphemism for a wank. try again, the name must be unique, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful I’d been given a yellow Sony Walkman for my birthday and I’d lie there in my hotel room listening to Tina Turner to get to sleep. Lloyd, who has worked alongside Brad Pitt, Robert Redford and Bruce Willis, has been battling for years with anxiety and depression. "I'm not into angst - that's why I don't keep harping on," she says. But she has clearly known unhappiness in recent years. Even with a history of mental illness and a stymied career, Emily Lloyd greets me with the same exuberance she displayed as the 16-year-old star of …

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