Diana Morrison


Diana Morrison

Diana Morrison (born 1969) is a British stage, TV and Film actress.

Career summary

Diana played the principal role of Jenny in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Aspects of Love directed by Trevor Nunn, in the original London West End production at The Prince of Wales Theatre throughout the whole run, from 1989 - 1992. [1][2][3] Diana sang the role of Jenny on the original London cast recording and also recorded a duet from the show The First Man You Remember with Michael Ball, which was released as a single and has been included on many compilation albums including Andrew Lloyd Webber 60 and Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Premiere Collection Encore.

Diana played Madeline Bassett in the 1996 revival cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn's musical By Jeeves directed by Alan Ayckbourn at The Stephen Joseph Theatre and then at The Duke of York's and Lyric Theatres in London's West End. [4][5]

Cinema credits include Quills directed by Philip Kaufman, playing Mademoiselle Renard, the victim of an execution.

Diana has also appeared in numerous TV dramas, stage plays and musicals, ranging from the 1988 BBC TV Serial The Watch House[6] to the 2001 revival of the Feydeau farce Horse and Carriage at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.[7]

In 2008, she guest starred in the Doctor Who audio adventure The Condemned.

Currently, Diana is composing music for Film and TV with Bob Kraushaar - http://www.kraushaarmorrison.com

References

  1. ^ Book: The Complete Aspects of Love by Kurt Ganzl (pub. Aurum Press Ltd 1990)
  2. ^ Jack Tinker Daily Mail 18 April 1989: "A perfectly delightful performance from Diana Morrison..."
  3. ^ Michael Billington Country Life 27 April 1989: "Diana Morrison does a remarkable job as the innocently heartstruck Jenny."
  4. ^ David Benedict The Independent 6 July 1996: "Charming, funny performances from Malcolm Sinclair, Steven Pacey and Diana Morrison."
  5. ^ John Gross Sunday Telegraph 7 July 1996: "... and a Madeline Bassett (Diana Morrison) who looks and squeaks exactly as she should."
  6. ^ Nick Smurthwaite, The Stage & Television Today 15 December 1988: "As the fresh-faced, windswept heroine Diana Morrison has the kind of naturalness and intelligence the camera loves. You feel if anyone can make us believe the kind of hokum that seems likely to unfold, she can."
  7. ^ Ian Shuttleworth, The Financial Times 7 November 2001: "... Diana Morrison not only fulfils the big-eyed ingenue requirements as Virginie but contributes a jaunty musical score to the proceedings."

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