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Kathleen Turner: How I Found My Voice

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Kathleen Turner is one of the leading actors of her generation. She became internationally famous in the 1980s when she starred in a string of hit movies including Body Heat, Prizzi’s Honor and Romancing the Stone and played lead roles opposite actors including Jack Nicholson, William Hurt, Michael Douglas and Nicholas Cage. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Peggy Sue Got Married.

In the 1990s she suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and her career suffered as she privately struggled with her health. She has since appeared in numerous film and television roles and has performed on stage; audiences in London and New York were blown away by her performance as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in 2005.

In this live edition of the award-winning podcast, How I Found My Voice, Turner talks with host Samira Ahmed about her life in movies, the health issues that changed her life and the power of her own remarkable voice.

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  • Kathleen Turner

    Award-winning actor

  • Samira Ahmed

    Journalist, writer and broadcaster

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Kathleen Turner

Award-winning actor

Award-winning actor best known for her roles in Body Heat, Peggy Sue Got Married and The Virgin Suicides. She is widely recognised for her work on screen and on stage as well as her voice acting. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for two Tony Awards and an Academy Award.

Samira Ahmed

Journalist, writer and broadcaster

One of the most recognised voices in British broadcasting. Her work spans news and the arts – from working as a reporter and presenter on Channel 4 News to presenting the Proms. She presents Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and Newswatch on BBC One. She hosts the award-winning Intelligence Squared podcast, How I Found My Voice