Joanne discusses her love for British theatre, from iconic playwrights to West End shows.
Golden Globe winner and three times Emmy nominee Joanne Froggatt is best known for Downton Abbey, but her career includes roles as dark and brooding as the moors she once called home.
“This is the first time I’ve got to play at the National Theatre,” joked Joanne Froggatt, as she stood on the Dorfman stage.
“I chose British theatre as the subject of my love letter,” she explains afterwards, “because it’s an amazing feeling to play to an audience and feel the energy in the room change. I love film and TV, of course – the camaraderie, and that big circus that travels around with you every day – but theatre is so in the moment. You are the one in control of your own destiny. When you have a good night, the feeling of elation is indescribable.