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.