My Week In Media: Actress and singer Nicola Hughes
Monday 24 March 2008
This week I read...
An article in the Daily Mail about Tony Hall, the chief executive of the Royal Opera House. He's done a Government review of dance. There's going to be £5.5m invested into schools so more children have access to dancing training. That wasn't available to me when I was younger and I think it is great. The review said that dance is the fastest growing GCSE and A-level subject. Living in London you get a lot of free newspapers so I read anything, but that particular article jumped out at me because I trained as a ballet dancer. I was very sad to read about the death of Anthony Minghella on Tuesday. He did such wonderful things for British film and was a very talented director.
This week I watched...
I've just finished a show, playing Ella Fitzgerald in Bonnie Greer's Marilyn and Ella. As I tend to be working in the evenings, I don't have much time to watch television. But last week I did sit down to watch The Fixer (starring Tamsin Outhwaite and Andrew Buchan, right) on ITV1. It was really great so I'll definitely be watching the repeat if it's on. Damages is a great American legal drama shown on Monday nights on BBC1, starring Glenn Close. She's an actress who can dip into gritty dramas or musical theatre as she's got an amazing singing voice.
This week I listened to...
Vivian Parry's Am I Normal? on Radio 4. She was investigating something called dyscalculia, which is a problem where people struggle with numbers. I've never been diagnosed with dyslexia, but I have trouble with my scripts sometimes, so I have to make sure I get them ahead of time. Maybe if I had been diagnosed then I wouldn't have gone into acting. My main radio station is Radio 2, which I listen to at home. I always listen to Jonathan Ross because I think he's hilarious.
This week I surfed...
Mr and Mrs Smith ( ), an online boutique and hotel guide, because my husband and I are about to go on holiday. I bought a dress online this week, a cross-over dress from Boden ( www.boden.co.uk). I do have a Facebook ( www.facebook.com) profile, but I don't go on it that often. I'm not actually that computer literate so I'm surprised I use it at all.
Actress and singer Nicola Hughes is playing Sundae Gorgeous in ITV1's Rock Rivals, Wednesdays at 9pm
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- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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