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Morven Christie: 'Am I the go-to actress to play a bitch?'

19 February 2017 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The star of BBC1’s new cuckoo-in-the-nest thriller The Replacement on how she went from being a kid on a council estate to roles in some of TV’s finest dramas – and why her years in the theatre were so painful

Morven Christie is quietly becoming the go-to actor for top notch British TV. She’s Amanda in ITV’s retro detective drama Grantchester, Fi Healey in Twenty Twelve, starred in award-magnet BBC dramas Murder (directed by The Killing’s Birger Larsen) last year and is Alison in The A Word, Peter Bowker’s acclaimed miniseries about autism. Alison is a tough woman who makes complicated decisions about the care of her son, and she isn’t a particularly fluffy character. So when Christie first heard about The Replacement, BBC1’s new cuckoo-in-the-nest thriller, written and directed by Joe Ahearne, she started to wonder if she was being typecast. “I thought, »

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