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Monica Dolan: ‘I stopped reading reviews when one said I was kittenish’

The award-winning actor and writer on All About Eve, celebrity culture and the perils of not actually being Welsh

Monica Dolan is a Bafta-winning actor and writer. Born in Middlesbrough, her roles include Jeremy Thorpe’s wife in A Very English Scandal (2018), and the serial killer Rosemary West in Appropriate Adult (2011). She starred in all three series of the BBC comedy W1A, and wrote and performed a one-woman play, The B*easts, at the 2017 Edinburgh festival. She is currently starring in All About Eve at London’s Noël Coward theatre, about a ferociously ambitious young actress, Eve, snapping at the heels of older star Margo; Dolan has just been nominated for an Olivier award for her performance as Margo’s straight-talking friend Karen.

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