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Interview with Annette Badland

If the words "self" and "loathe" had been invented for one person, they would have been invented to describe Brawdie Henshall.

Ground down by the mundanity of her life, she feels that she deserves more than she has been given. Jealousy towards those around her has become a poison, which has eaten away and destroyed her own life, as well as damaging those close to her.

"She's a disappointed and desperate person, but not entirely blameless," says actress Annette Badland. "She blames everyone else for her pain, but has now begun to realise how far down the line she has got. She is persecuting everyone else, by persecuting herself, and I think those things happen gradually to you, and then you suddenly realise how badly off you are, and how painful your life is."

Annette was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham. She has appeared in numerous features films, including "Twenty Four Seven", "Angels And Insects" and the multi award-winning "Little Voice", for which she was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award.

Annette's stage credits include: Sadie May in Sam Mendes' "The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice", Titania in Matthew Lloyds "A Midsummer Nights Dream" and Miss McKay in Phyllida Lloyd's "The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie". She also played the lead role in Paul Unwin's Oscar-nominated short film, "Syrup".