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An audience with Greta Scacchi

Greta Scacchi Interviewed by Peter Guttridge

Friday, 31 March 2023

6:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Italian-Australian actress Greta Scacchi, best known for roles in films such as White Mischief with Charles Dance and John Hurt, Presumed Innocent with Harrison Ford, Merchant Ivory’s Heat and Dust, The Player, Emma and Looking for Albrandi, talks about her life and career.

Scacchi was born in Italy to an English mother and Italian father and later moved first to England and then to Australia after her mother remarried. She returned to England to train at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Scacchi made her debut in the 1982 German film Das Zweite Gesicht before going on to appear in the films that made her name. She won an Emmy for the role of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna in the television film Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny and has been nominated for a Golden Globe and other awards. She was recently seen on British television as Countess Rostova in the BBC’s 2016 adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Scacchi also appears regularly on the stage including recently alongside Kenneth Branagh in the title roles of John Osborne’s The Entertainer at London’s Garrick Theatre. Scacchi received Italy’s highest honour, Knight of the Order of Merit, for her services to the arts.

Here she talks to crime writer and critic Peter Guttridge, a former director of Brighton Literature Festival and founder of Scarborough Book Festival.

This event is part of Italian day at the festival.

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Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Symington Wines of the Douro Valley International Literary Properties Supporters of the festival green room The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom Cultural Relations Platform Supporter of the festival's Voices of Europe programme Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine and annual science and innovation award BBC World Service International radio partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels Sponsor of the festival crime fiction programme Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Trinity College Trinity College St Cross College St Cross College Lincoln College Lincoln College Worcester College Worcester College New College Exeter College Exeter College: college home of the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Paul Bloomfield Ltd Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre City Audio Visual Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Royal Academy of Arts Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland Pasture to Plate