The female body speaks without uttering a word
Kate Dickie is a Scottish actor who has appeared in many television series, plays and films. She won multiple awards for her performance in Andrea Arnold’s Red Road (2006): the Scottish BAFTA Award, the British Independent Film Award and the Jury Prize in Cannes. In this film she plays Jackie, who works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches and protects people living under her gaze. It is an interesting metaphor of current days when power and surveillance are intertwined.
Other credits include Ridley Scott’s Prometheus in 2012, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival hit The Witch and Tom Geens’ recent movie Couple in a Hole (click here in order to read our review of the film). She is perhaps best known for her role as Lysa Arryn in the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’.
Kate Dickie often portrays intense, troubled, broken and yet determined women. Her acting preparation includes techniques of physical theatre, where spoken words are redundant. Instead, movement, mime, gesture and dance are used to explore complex social and cultural issues. It essentially puts human body at the centre of the storytelling process.
She fesses up: “people are quite scared to meet me sometimes because I think I’m as weird as my characters, but I’m actually a light person”. She explained that breastfeeding a raven is the weirdest thing that she has ever done.
You can reach Dickie via Twitter @dickie_kate.