60 Seconds with the cast – Louise Goodfield

Louise goodfield
Give us your name and the character you are playing?
Louise Goodfield. I am playing the role of Jamy, the Captain of the Scots.
Where in the UK are you from?
What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
I was very young and my mum took me and my brother (who is seven years older than me) to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat for his birthday. She was terrified I would be bored, cry all the way through and ruin it for him. I never uttered a sound and sat there transfixed.
What was your first experience of Shakespeare?
I watched Kenneth Branagh perform Hamlet on DVD in my English class. It just unlocked something for me, like a 400 year old code. That was it, and from then on, I just got it.
What was your first experience of King Henry V?
My first experience of King Henry V was through the historical side. I used to work at Hampton Court Palace and we had a family tree of the British Monarchy that we had to be very familiar with. But he was still just a name on a wall until rehearsals began for this show. We then started delving into the man behind the majestic title.
What was your first thought when you heard about an all-female King Henry V?
I want to be a part of this.
Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Blood Wedding.
Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Charlie Chaplin.
If you had to choose, who is your favourite female actor / actress?
Right now, i’d say I could watch Olivia Coleman on stage or screen and absolutely love what she delivers. But there are so many different things I love about different actors. Part of me also feels I don’t have an absolute favourite. Perhaps I haven’t learnt enough myself to make that decision yet.
In King Henry V, the French Dauphin sends Harry tennis balls, what’s your favourite ball game? 
Dora the explorer keepy-uppy. Ricky introduced Dora to the rehearsal room and she has haunted my dreams ever since….but I refuse to let her beat me and my band of sisters!

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