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Laura Linney excels at playing quiet women who are secretly simmering with passion. Her latest role, with Bill Murray in Hyde Park on Hudson, is a classic example

Laura Linney isn't important. "Meh," she shrugs happily. "I'm no one. I'm not Bill [Murray, taking tea in the next room]. I'm not a tentpole of culture." A cheery pause. "People can get nervous around me but that's just a weird sense of celebrity."

Silence descends, broken only by the clacking of her bangles. "The one thing I do get is that people are surprised I'm better-looking than they think I'm going to be. There's that. And that throws me sometimes."

Is that a nice thing to be told? "It's double-edged. Every once in a while I'm like: Oh, Ok ... good. And then I'm like, well ..." People are so surprised! "Oh! You're good-looking!" Well, thanks ..."

In the flesh, Linney is formidable: very sharp, very pretty, maybe a little more blingy than you'd expect. »

- Catherine Shoard

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