BBC Play of the Month: Season 6, Episode 7

The Wild Duck (21 Mar. 1971)

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Episode credited cast:
Derek Godfrey ...
Mark Dignam ...
Rosemary Leach ...
John Robinson ...
Stephanie Bidmead ...
Christopher Benjamin ...
John Kelland ...
Robert Sansom ...
Richard Burrell ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Davenport ...
Mischa De La Motte ...
Lee Fox ...
Alfred Hoffman ...


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If you ever get a chance, grab it for Jenny Agutter's greatest performance
4 November 2006 | by (New Haven County, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

I saw this, when it first aired on American television, long ago...and what stays with me forever after was the amazing performance of Jenny Agutter as Hedvig.

It's all a play, until she appears, and suddenly, it's all real--until she leaves the stage again, and then it becomes a costume play again.

Everyone I remember talking this over with had exactly the same impression: all we could talk about was her incredibly touching performance, and how utterly drawn into the reality of her character all of us were.

I've never seen it again; and I've never forgotten it.

And while I rushed to see Jenny Agutter in other films, once I'd seen The Wild Duck, I've never seen her play another role which I thought was done to such perfection.

I guess it's a little like Patti Duke's portrayal of the young Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker"...even if she would never play another role so well, so superb was that one performance, that she'll never be forgotten.

You try to see this, and tell me if I'm not remembering it right, after all these years.

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