**THIS IMAGE IS UNDER STRICT EMBARGO UNTIL 00:01HRS 7th JUNE 2011** Picture shows: Alice Morgan (RUTH WILSON) (c) BBC TX: BBC One, TBC 2011
‘It’s you who’s right. There is love in the world.’
I hadn’t seen Ruth Wilson in many roles, before seeing her play this part, but she was extraordinary. I felt immense sympathy for her during the phone call, and the proceeding scene in which she was introduced, Wilson making it seem as though the emotion Alice was feeling was genuine.
The character is one that you shouldn’t like, she’s introduced after the death of her parents, something that she is responsible for, and proceeds to threaten Zoe, break into Zoe’s house, arrange for Mark to be beaten up by a girl gang, and shoot Ian Reed, all within the first series.
I still adore her though. Obviously she’s incredibly damaged, but there’s something lovable in the way that Wilson plays her. She’s fascinating, and her interactions with John are some of the best scenes through the years.
The majority of her aggression comes out, when John is in trouble, or being hurt in some way. I don’t think that I’ve seen a female character quite like Alice in British drama, someone who freely admits to having serious mental issues, and is capable of great violence, but is still somehow charming? It’s usually the men playing such roles, the ones that you love to hate.
I discovered this web page, detailing just some of Alice’s great scenes, entitled ‘Twelve reasons we fell in love with a psychopath’.
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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