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Heather Mitchell on Baz Luhrmann

On March 19, 2014

Heather Mitchell is one of Australia's most respected actresses across film, television and theatre. She most recently starred in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and plays Shirley Hastings in the upcoming Strictly Ballroom the Musical .

Which literary character would you most like to invite to dinner?
Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird

If you were sent away to a desert island and were only allowed to take one book with you, which one would you take?
On Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What would be the title of your memoirs?
“You Had to Be There"

Which literary character do you dream of playing?
Jane Eyre 30 years on.

Who is your hero/heroine?
Mary Wollstoncraft, English writer/philosopher known for causing a sensation by refusing to have matching cups and saucers.

Tell us about the character you play in Strictly Ballroom the Musical?
Shirley Hastings lives and breathes Ballroom Dancing. Her greatest ambition is to see her son excel at the thing that has given her the most pleasure . She is determined and desperate in equal measures.

Who are the dancers that inspire you?
All the dancers in Strictly Ballroom, Kate Champion and Co, Pina Bausch, Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers.

Baz Luhrmann is ....
endlessly fascinating, constantly creative, extraordinarily intuitive, resilient and generous.

Strictly Ballroom the Musical sashays its way into the Lyric Sydney on March 25.

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