Letter: Professional or not?

JACK HUGHES (Cries & Whispers, 7 November) comments that Emmanuelle Beart could never be a professional violinist because her fingernails are too long. Professional or not, it was she who actually played the violin in Un Coeur en Hiver, having learnt to do so especially for the film.

He also objects to the way the widow in Blue deals with what he refers to as her late husband's score, when in fact the score is hers.

Graham Guest, London SE19