Kathy appeared this morning on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs – one British institution meeting another. The radio show is a long-time favourite mostly because of its clever format: guests are asked to select eight records that they would take with them to a desert island, and those songs are used to gain insight into who they are and where they come from (they are also allowed a luxury item and a book).
As ever, Kathy spoke honestly and movingly about her life and her experiences, including making peace with her alcoholic Dad before he died, her contentedness in living a single life, the pleasure of winning Best Actress at Cannes (Kathy’s awards), getting over her hard-drinking 20s, and her nine-year breaking from acting (gone on longer than she thought it would).
Interestingly, a number of media outlets and a large number of blogs have picked on up Kathy’s interview and reported her comments as news (Express, Telegraph, Radio 1). Proof if it was ever needed that she is one of those rare people that are embraced by a society to the extent that anything she says is of interest.