'That is our job in theatre – I'm gonna make you love me!' Noma Dumezweni meets Harriet Walter

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The celebs of stage and display chat about enjoying witches, seeing ghosts and getting into one other legend’s footwear

They've loved large success on TV with The Undoing and Killing Eve, respectively, however Noma Dumezweni and Harriet Walter began out on stage. They met in 1999, when Dumezweni performed a witch and understudied Walter as Woman Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Firm. The pair caught as much as talk about Dumezweni’s role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Baby, theatre ghosts and the way Black Lives Matter is shaking up Broadway.

Harriet Walter: Noma, we first met at your audition for Macbeth. I've a reminiscence of you and me beneath a desk in a Clapham rehearsal room, whispering some hocus-pocus, and deciding you have been the one.

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