Q’s with the cast of Government Inspector: Louise Brealey

Next up is Louise Brealey, much envied for all the frocks she got to wear for Government Inspector! You may have seen her on stageCountry Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse) ,  The Stone and Sliding with Suzanne (Royal Court),  Pornography (Traverse),  Uncle Vanya (English Touring Theatre), Arcadia (Bristol Old Vic/Birmingham Rep); on TV – Law and Order, Sherlock, Casualty,  Hotel Babylon; on the big screen – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Reuniting the Rubins; or heard her on radio – BBC Radio 3’s  The Wall, BBC Radio 4’s Fair Stood the Wind for France.

Tell us about your character
Marya is the only daughter of Doon (Mayor’s wife) and Julian (Mayor). She has some splendid frocks.

Favourite word?
Louche (French for both suspicious and cross-eyed).

Proudest moment?
A story by my small niece.

If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Rembrandts.

If 28 hour days existed, what would you do with the extra four hours?
Learn bass guitar.

Favourite holiday?
Normandy 1999.

Weirdest quirk?
Dessert first.

Favourite play?
Uncle Vanya.

If you had one super power, what would it be?
I’d like to fly.

Do you have any regrets?
Should not have worked in a sandwich factory during university holidays.

Favourite midnight snack?
Chicken legs.

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