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Game of Thrones star Hannah Murray on why she doesn’t need tips from the boys for all-female Posh

The revival is the latest in a line of gender-blind theatre productions

Game Of Thrones star Hannah Murray says she will not “be going to the guys for tips” when she stars in an all-female version of hit play Posh.

The actress, who plays Gilly in the hit TV show, will appear in the new production of the play inspired by the antics of the over-privileged and badly behaved students in the Bullingdon Club which counts former PM David Cameron and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as alumni.

Laura Wade’s play, which debuted at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010 with a cast including fellow Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington and War And Peace actor James Norton, became a West End hit and was made into a film called The Riot Club.

Murray said: “I know a bunch of the guys that were in it as well as Kit.

“I worked with Josh O’Connor who is in the film version and I talked to him about it and how excited I am about doing it but I don’t think I’ll be going to the guys for tips or anything.”

The play, at Islington’s Pleasance Theatre, is the latest in a line of recent gender-blind productions including Glenda Jackson’s return to the stage as King Lear.

Murray said she was attracted to the part of Alistair because he had an “aggression and entitlement” rarely seen in characters written for women.

She said: “As soon as I started working on the text I felt so excited by how different it felt for me.

“This little voice deep inside me went ‘I want to do that and that’s not fair because they don’t write parts like that for women’.”

Posh is at the Pleasance Theatre, N7 from Wednesday March 29 until April 22.

Source: Evening Standard

Hannah Murray on The Conan O’Brien SDCC

Hannah will be with the Game Of Thrones’ cast at the Conan O’Brien’s stage at SDCC.

Here’s the report of Deadline.

This all sounds pretty cool so far but it looks like Friday, July 10 will be quite the doozy as the Game of Thrones cast, including Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Natalie Dormer, Conleth Hill, Hannah Murray, Sophie Turner, Carice Van Houten and Maisie Williams will be taking over the Conan stage.

Hannah Murray for Hunger

PHOTOSESSIONS > Hunger – 2014

TRICK OR TREAT: HANNAH MURRAY

Hannah Murray got her first break as the neurotic, anorexic Cassie Ainsworth in Skins. But unlike some of her peers from the show, she didn’t propel herself into acting full-time; instead she concentrated on a degree in English Literature from Queens’ College, Cambridge, before easing back into the business with a handful of feature-length films.

Skins obviously made a big impression on her though, and in 2013 she reprised the role of Cassie for Skins Redux, the final saga in the now cult hit. Since then Hannah has landed a part in Game of Thrones, the most successful HBO show ever, as Gilly, a fierce young mother standing her ground in a man’s world. And as we find out, Hannah is all for a bit of girl power.

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Nylon – October 2014

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PHOTOSESSIONS > Nylon – 2014

Game of Thrones’ Gilly is in it to win it

British actress Hannah Murray began her career young, and with all the intensity of a fortysomething Oscar hopeful. “I’m worried I’m not playing the right kinds of roles. Is this what I really should be doing?” she wrote in her diary in grade school. After she turned 11 years old, Murray decided, reluctantly, to be a star. “My friends and I put on a play for our parents, and I was so terrified of performing that I pretended to faint, which in hindsight was an equally dramatic thing to be doing!”

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Clash – September 2014

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PHOTOSESSIONS > Clash – 2014

Old Gods And New Horizons: Hannah Murray Interviewed

Hannah Murray is reflecting on her not-so-pretty role as Gilly in HBO’s fantasy hit Game Of Thrones.

“People sometimes say that I look better in real life, which I’m quite pleased about because I think I look really rubbish in the show. But then I always think that, because they still recognise me, I can’t look that much better.”

It’s mid-July and an uncharacteristic English summer sun is threatening to frazzle her pale complexion ahead of this feature’s photo shoot in Richmond Park. Strangely enough, such a climate echoes a key scene in her new film God Help The Girl, in which in aspiring band of three young friends bond over a day out in the countryside on a similarly uncharacteristic Glaswegian summer’s day.

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