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Talking Prisoner EP 19 Interview with Maggie Millar (Marie Winter)
Welcome to Episode 19 of Talking Prisoner. Hosts Ken Mulholland and Matt Batten sat down with award winning artist and actor Maggie Millar who played inmate Marie Winter. Maggie spoke with us about her early life growing up, school, what subjects she enjoyed the most, her time at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) In London with people such as Vivien Leigh, Alan Rickman, Anthony Hopkins, Joan Collins, Roger Moore and how she was accepted into this prestigious school. We also discussed some of the shows Maggie appeared on such as Bellbird and what it was like to work with her on screen husband Alan Hopgood, we then spoke about Prisoner and how she got the part on the ground breaking drama and shooting her first scenes with Val Lehman (Bea Smith) at prison Barnhurst and then what it was like to come back to Wentworth for a further 36 episodes. We broke down some iconic episodes such as the Sandy Edwards riot, working with Louise Le Nay in the riot episodes, Marie Winters riot, the amazing scene on the staircase during the riot where she pushed Reb Keane played by Janet Andrewartha over the stairs, and why they had to re shoot the great Marie Winter escape and what her thoughts were on her exit, we also discuss why she was not asked back as a series regular. Maggie also shared with us her memories working with Maggie Kirkpatrick who played officer Joan Ferguson. We managed to get through all the fan questions and Maggie even did the trademark Marie Winter laugh for us.
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