: Played Arkadina in "The Seagull" play by Anton Chekhov in a new version by Christopher Hampton (Walter Kerr Theater, New York City, New York, USA).
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Kristin Scott-Thomas | Ms. Kirstin Scott Thomas
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The parts I've been most successful in are the ones I've desperately, desperately wanted. One of them being Four Weddings and a Funeral
(1994). I couldn't think of anyone better for that part than me. And the other was The English Patient
(1996). Occasionally, you read scripts and, well, there you are on the page.
She actively lobbied director Anthony Minghella
for the part of Katherine in The English Patient
(1996). Minghella was dubious at first, especially after their first meeting which Scott-Thomas labeled as "disastrous". She was cast after writing him a letter which included the statement "I am 'K' in your film".