The Backstage with Robert Emery Podcast
Robert Emery talks to Sarah Miles, the English theatre and film actress who was nominated for four BAFTA's, two Golden Globes and an Oscar. Sarah talks about her biological connection with the British Royal family, finishing RADA and going straight into the West-End where Sir John Gielgud famously said "Did you know you have a bottom just like a boy? Two poached eggs in a handkerchief."
Sarah was catapulted into the limelight at a young age, starring opposite some of the greats including Dirk Bogarde, Vanessa Redgrave, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Margaret Rutherford & Robert Mitchum; she had two marriages to the same person - the screen writer Robert Bolt (winner of two Oscars, two BAFTA's, three Golden Globes and a Tony award) and an epiphany three years after filming Ryan's Daughter that changed her life forever.
This sometimes intense conversation takes us up to 1973, just before she filmed 'The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing' opposite Burt Reynolds, where her life took a turn for the worse and tragedy struck. For reasons we don't need to go into, this part of Sarah's life story will feature in part two, released later in the year when I gain permission.
Sarah’s Manor House, with the first private window in England [02.10]
Sarah being left-handed [04:06]
Not being able to talk as a child due to a serious stammer [05:43]
Meeting the Queen Mother resulting in being expelled from school [08.24]
Memories of RADA [12.46]
Being born out of wedlock [14.40]
Being related to the Royal Family [15.20]
Auditioning for RADA [21:02]
Sarah’s first film part [24:15]
Term of Trial (Film) and meeting Laurence Olivier [29:24]
Energy and how it’s so important for Sarah [36:14]
Sir John Gielgud quotation [39:20]
Marrying and meeting Robert Bolt [45:27]
The attitude which has harmed her career. [52:10]
Sarah has an epiphany which changes her life [54.10]
Splitting up with Robert Bolt [1.04.46]
Books, Music and Videos that feature SARAH MILES
Blow Up DVD - classic film starring Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles and David Hemmings
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea - Film from 1976 starring Sarah Miles and Kris Kristofferson
The Servant - Film from 1963 starring Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles and James Fox
Ryan's Daughter - 2 disk special edition starring Sarah Miles and written by Robert Bolt
Bolt From The Blue - With courage and humour, Sarah reveals Robert Bolt, the man and the brilliant writer
A Right Royal Bastard - This is the first volume of a two-volume biography and it’s an incredible read
Serves Me Right - The second volume of her acclaimed autobiography
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