Linette Beaumont (photo: Micheal Shelford)
Murder is not usually fodder for laughs – unless it’s “Agatha Raisin.”
The quirky and charming mystery series comes from Acorn TV and is based on the bestselling novels from B.C. Beaton. It stars the always delightful Ashley Jensen as Agatha Raisin, a woman who retires early to a picturesque village and soon finds a सेकंड career as an amateur detective investigating mischief, mayhem, and murder in her town.
In the हाल का season 3 finale episode ‘As the Pig Turns,’ Agatha chases down Amy Beech, a suspicious lady in the village of Winter Parva as she investigates a gruesome murder. Actress Linette Beaumont
is this dubious woman -- well, she portrays her.
If आप think you’ve seen Linette before, आप have. The British actress has popped up all over your telly guest starring on “Endeavour,” “EastEnders,” “The Shooting Party,” “Coronation Street,” “Holby City,” “Casualty,” “Doctors,” “Murder in Suburbia,” “Trial and Retribution” and others.
Linette Beaumont recently answered some सवालों about “Agatha Raisin” and more: Tell us about your role in “Agatha Raisin.”
LINETTE: I play Amy Beech, the glamorous ex-wife to the first murder victim in the season finale episode 'As the Pig Turns'. There is no प्यार लॉस्ट between my ex-husband and I. When I discover he has been murdered, I am only interested in what money I might find. Like Agatha Raisin, I प्यार clothes and shoes and a bit of sparkle. What would आप consider your characters ‘best’ quality? And their ‘worst’?
LINETTE: Best - Amy is a strong woman very driven but आप do see cracks and flaws. Throughout the episode Amy never smiles, she has this slightly brittle haunting quality about her. She is a character that's really fun to play.
Worst - Terribly materialistic! How was it to work alongside Ashley Jensen?
LINETTE: Ashley is an incredible actress, and it was an absolute privilege to work with her. She drives the show, and being in a scene with her आप can feel the energy and commitment she puts into every second. It's incredibly exciting working with actors like that. Her work is incredibly physical on “Agatha Raisin,” similar to a lot of shows I grew up with and loved like “Fawlty Towers” and “Laurel and Hardy.” The difference is Ashley does it all in these incredibly high stilettos -- pure class!
Ashley is also a wonderfully generous actor to work with, her process includes everyone. She really cares, so आप have the luxury of working through the scene together. It is definitely not always like that. Working alongside Ashley Jensen was a bucket सूची moment for me. Any interesting stories from the set आप can share with us?
LINETTE: Early on in the दिखाना we are all gathered together at the Winter Fayre for the unveiling of a hog roast. Everyone is left shocked when the cover of the roast is removed to reveal a human torso, with a tattoo that says Amy and a प्यार दिल and arrow. In this scene, my character Amy screams and then faints. When I fainted, everyone on set thought I had actually fainted for real, and for a moment they were panicked and all came rushing to my aid. Obviously, I was fine and I just got up and dusted myself off. However, the joke was on me as I then had to faint again and again and again. But it's a good moment so it was worth it! What’s the biggest lesson आप learned from working on this project?
LINETTE: To believe in your choices as an actor, trust your instincts. You also finished shooting a couple of films; what can tell us about those?
LINETTE: Unfortunately, I cannot share many details, but yes, I have. The डिज़्नी Film “Cruella,”
directed द्वारा the incredible Craig Gillespie with Emma Stone and Emma Thompson and Mark Strong. This was one of those pinch me, is this really happening moments. I am a big प्रशंसक of the director’s and I particularly प्यार his film “I Tonya,” the scene at the तालिका, टेबल with the amazing Alison Janney and Margot Robbie with the स्टेक knife. It is so unsettling and brilliant -- it gave me goosebumps. So, working with Craig Gillespie was a huge deal for me and unforgettable.
Also coming up, I play Dorothy in “All Those Small Things,”
the debut feature from Rebel Kat Productions & Chi Rho Films. Directed द्वारा the very talented and lovely Andrew Hyatt and starring James Faulkner (“Game of Thrones,” “Da Vinci's Demons”) as Jonathan Robbins. This was a lot of fun with a superb cast and crew.
I am a producer at Moonlight Drive Productions, and am currently co-producing my सेकंड short film, “All the Things आप Are.”
This is a very different role for me and I am really looking आगे to the challenge. It’s inspired द्वारा a story aired on BBC Radio 4, which explored the experiences of people who had दिया up everything to care for their sick या elderly relatives. It is a funny and uplifting short film about love: the ultimate loving sacrifice between child and parent, the importance of expressing प्यार to each other and learning to प्यार yourself. Simon Callow is also attached to the film, so this is very exciting. And, now just for fun:
Who’s your प्रिय actor/actress?
LINETTE: This is so hard; it is impossible to choose one! Depending on the दिन it would be either Katherine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Sally Fields, and I प्यार Catherine O'Hara, and of course Ashley Jensen! What role from the past do आप wish आप could have played?
LINETTE: Samantha Stephens from “BeWitched.” I grew up thinking I would be in the remake once I was old enough. I can do the nose twitch! I practiced for that role for years, and then Nicole Kidman beat me to it. Favorite movie या TV दिखाना from your childhood.
LINETT: “E.T.” It just always breaks your heart. I also loved Francis Ford Coppola's “The Outsiders.” Tell us one thing that would surprise our readers to learn about you.
LINETTE: As a child growing up, I used to have a pet Cow called Flower. How can प्रशंसकों keep up with you?
LINETTE: Follow me on Twitter: @LinetteBeaumont link
And Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLinetteBeaumont link Thanks, Linette -- we hope आप keep अभिनय suspicious!
Linette Beaumont in "Agatha Raisin" (courtesy: Acorn TV)
Linette Beaumont in "Agatha Raisin" (courtesy: Acorn TV)
Linette Beaumont (photo: Carl Fox)