“I was compelled by this show, it moved me in a completely unexpected way,” says the Welsh actress of the British documentary TV programme
This article is taken from the Autumn/Winter 2022 issue of AnOther Magazine:
“I think 24 Hours in A&E is one of the most profound programmes on TV. It makes you fall in love with people, inspires huge empathy and shows all the work the NHS does – the doctors, nurses, porters, receptionists, every member of the team. It also highlights how, no matter what we are going through, we somehow manage to be funny and maintain a sense of humour. It’s beautiful – sometimes terribly sad, but a beautiful slice of humanity at its best. As an actor I’m more obsessed with people than with other actors. I was compelled by this show, it moved me in a completely unexpected way. The way the staff treat older and possibly more lonely people always stands out to me, too. It makes me think of that Van Gogh quote – ‘There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.’ When you’re watching this show, you really feel that.”
This autumn, the Welsh actor and star of the 2019 indie horror film Saint Maud takes centre stage in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. With its budget of more than £800 million it is tipped to be the most expensive, most elaborate TV series ever made. The story is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth (about 4,959 years before The Lord of the Rings), with Clark playing Galadriel, the Elven Lady of Lórien. A long-time JRR Tolkien fan, Clark was at the world premiere of The Personal History of David Copperfield, in which she also starred, when she found out she had landed a part in the show – and promptly fainted.
Hair: Sophie Jane Anderson at Future Rep using DR BARBARA STURM. Make-up: Grace Sinnott. Photographic assistant: Ben Butcher. Styling assistant: Mary Hovhannisyan. Post-production: She Post Production. Printing: Moderne Lab
This story features in the Autumn/Winter 2022 issue of AnOther Magazine, which is on sale internationally now. Buy a copy here.