Hi how did you get started as an actress Louise I had been doing drama classes as a child and an agent so me and class and set me up for you know that the director Jon Amiel a short movie about aids and I did that and lots of people so in it and that’s how I got started I was 14 at the time? Why did you want to act? Sensing credit why would you want to it was something that I think is most actors will tell me it wasn’t really a choice it was something that you know the family students. It’s the same for me how did you come to the attention of the producers of hospitality, and I was I just made a series coach on sept with Clive Owen who was playing opposite each other but both were playing scam artist and, and they saw me in that and you know to call me into reading hello from the job than that it’s quite strange as the 2 roles were very different that one chance and then the one enhancements yeah that would have happened. What was it like playing soccer sisters with the style I mean do you have sisters he asked them actually both come from large families she’s one of 13 and I’m one of 7, so we. Yeah, there was a shorthand way positive knew what that big family thing was, so we kind of.And she sort of adopted me as a little sister as well institute series she kind of looked out for me what was the relationship with her like off-screen. I’m. Probably quite similar to that on-screen I mean she really did yeah we were working flat out for 3 years basically and the 2 of us had inevitably had the family had the heaviest what led so you know we were spending virtually a lot of time with each other movies more of each other than we did have a partisan family, so I’m we were very close, and she you know she had she was very protective of me and. And she tells me off if I kind of laughing in scenes and stuff like that so you either probably quite similar to what actually came out you know those characters as well did you guys pull pranks on each other. Hello. No, he didn’t tell us that now it is. You still see haven’t seen for a while we now, and then we sort of run into each other but I’ve been living here in the states that. How about Aiden’s agility you still see him. L. no I haven’t seen him since I hope. I think since we wrapped probably but. He was like a Big Brother to me this time until they cease to. Is to be rather known seamlessly shooting scenes and, and not able to stop laughing and, and that kind of thing yeah he’s great. Why do you think the show such a big hit. I’m. I know that even now all these years later people come up and kind of rave about it and say you know this they loved it I think it’s a buffet in escapism to move to Los people I think the costumes are so exquisite that in this difficult people’s imagination. But beyond that he knows who has what makes it why you know institutions ahead. I’d have to sort of watch the series again to compete to be reminded of except for you know we believe we dealt with post first World War dealt with the sort of you know the political situation dealt with women since the suffragette movement you know there was a lot of. There were a lot of issues that impacted on the storylines in the pace that. Probably in a stiff head track to people’s attention you know what else I mean I remember the time having an awful lot of mail from women young women particularly he just found that you know they were very inspiring as role models you know these 2 women today struggling against all the odds to the initiative, so they can be aligned by the beginning of the series that that left is often the father dies and then left with no money so it’s sort of through adversity that they sort of set up this fashion house was named then goes on to become huge exit successful so you know this. It was probably wasn’t anything around like it at the time as well so that probably helped I did your character evolve over the 3 seasons did you have input in that early I think they did the directors and writers and producers that have used our strengths as actresses to sort of influence where the cat as well but no I mean I didn’t I well you know I didn’t go with speeds storylines now in the heart of your character or storyline he really liked him as anything the bigger deal I had some stuff to I mean. Does for Hemel those also civilization ships I had a relationship with a married man who is who was. About you know twice my age and I’m married to the.The lady in waiting to the queen and that caused a big scandal within that. A drama which is followed and I think I’ve I’ve I was a. Hello, relationship with the pilots an F. pilot who died and it was the result was a lot of kind of high drama some nice stuff in there to play how about the idea of women’s suffrage I mean were you sensitive to that before the series yeah and listen if political climate at the time and the fact that the initiative women didn’t have votes the vote until. Sort of halfway through the series, yeah and a little of that just added to. This electronic drummer if the peace and unionists these which this he was 2 women who not only in today’s society was setting up and in it, you know fashion business it would be a struggle but at the time it was it they were pretty progressive women’s it was. It today mate made that story more interesting to play. Yes, but those costumes were so important I mean you have any memories of fittings I mean you must have had scads of fittings yeah.Yeah, I mean obviously this as they were playing designers and you know it was the 20 say that the fashion once the fashions were extremely important yeah it was a big those games are like another character in the piece but.But it was an enjoyable legend watch the costume designer was fabulous. We did have a lot to fittings are cool it.
It is that we learn how to be a fashion designer did you learn from her she said to give you some tips but you know there were lots of designers that fame like a unit of condition Allen’s if V. Anand design is that we would that the writers use disciplines that we went to the foreign initiative at his dentist of real-life historical figures he said we will we’ll turn to see different units of Thailand about. You know who these people would have pain but now the jam which helped us a lot. Can you, so I mean do you have to learn to do that I got, so I control no I just want to get regular looking like I could do those things but saw no outside because it looked wonderful doing it. What have you gone on to do the center house of Elliot take us up to date on your career all I did another TV series fairly soon off-cycle bodyguards with shown pathway and John travel playing a bodega? Which is kind of check from a 19 twenties fashion designer I was a did the demons of Livy’s I did a movie with an adaptation of King Lear with which it has since one of his last movies and then I also in ‘the’. I went to Cambridge for destiny let’s shift to an office and then some last 2 years have been spending time out here. And I’m choosing CSI will have been up until last week choosing CSI or tell us about the difference between shooting for the B. B. C. showed in this kind of period drama and shooting CSI. Well in terms of well I mean a very practical differences house when it was shown on tape was shown on video but that we also used. I don’t even know whether they do it any more we’ve shot multi-family so when we’re on location it was fairly a fairly standard press process, but we do has for a week point5, and then we do a studio for a week point 5 and everything was choreographed to initiative very accurately because it is 3 or 4 cameras that would be shooting any one time so that kind of made it the expert I mean it was a great discipline it was a great seat of learning experience I’ve never shot that waited again but then CSI is a well-oiled machine, and they work at such a speed anyway so there are comparisons how did you prepare to play V. I mean did you have to do anything special do you have any special memories of that role. I have lots of fun memories I mean we had. You know we should empower us to 2 months we would every single episode it would be a huge policy, so we’ve got some wonderful stately home all initiative. The country house and would be a big policy, and they said that was you know who I have wonderful memories of it how did I put pads.The reading a lot about the city if the political context you know sort of what women will hangings for the time being a lot about fashion designers at the time.But essentially you know she was a woman of my age kind of experiencing fussed relationships you know setting up a business experiencing the problems that set in as from an emotional point of view there was a lot of it was from you know from myself so. Other anybody else from the show that you still see any of the other actors at home no I hate we’ll I you know I hear on the grapevine when everyone’s doing, and he’s just had children, and he’s kind of set yeah I have but no I haven’t. Not for a few years been in contact with anybody and you are going to have a child are you not until Monday. Today’s Thursday yeah I’m ready to get a few days would be if you days time so those with the doctors if you could tell us any future projects as anything besides of course becoming a mother well I’ve just. I’m going to be carrying on the CSI. Obviously I’m having a baby next week they are on hiatus for 2 months and it kind of has worked out but as soon as they go back I’m going to hopefully be ready to go back to sending out at least another year CSI what’s excellent timing it is yeah touch wood. Yeah, but I have a development deal with CBS so this if the plan for the future of is to sort of has land share with them but for now and let him see you tell us what that is we don’t know, yet I don’t know slickness is developing ideas tell me what I was like what is all over saying goodbye to the character VV. It was strange because it really had been. Emissions that walls had been our world for 3 years you know it’s intense what should we did sort of had time for very little out so it was a straight it was strange. Said he knows who he said when you know when you but what with the evening it’s an’s a cliché but it’s true those people becoming a family the crew and cost when you work that closely together but it was sad but it was tech you know we’d we do we’ve done we’ve had 3 very good yes.