LSE to launch new platform for derivatives

first_img Show Comments ▼ LSE to launch new platform for derivatives More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com whatsapp THE London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced that it will launch a pan-European derivatives trading platform in the second quarter of 2011. The move comes after rival trading platforms stole market share, in part due to regulatory changes following concern about competition.In February, LSE bought the high-frequency trading platform Turquoise as part of its response to changing demand. Turquoise, which uses technology from LSE-owned company Millennium IT in October, will form the basis of its new platform. Turquoise suffered a blow to its reputation earlier this month when the Millennium IT system it uses was taken out for two hours by suspected sabotage.The incident forced LSE to put back the move-over of the main market onto the Millennium IT system, but the firm insists that it has not affected its plans for the Europe-wide derivatives platform: “This was an isolated incident and, although a thorough investigation is ongoing, it is clear that it was unconnected to the functioning of the trading platform itself,” the company said in its third-quarter results statement. Overall, analysts were cautiously positive on LSE’s earnings. Its six-month pre-tax profit was up 26 per cent to £100.2m. Revenues from primary capital markets were up just one per cent on last year, to £297.9m, and revenues from cash equities in the UK fell 18 per cent to £44m. Share Thursday 18 November 2010 8:35 pm Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited is a multi-media company with extensive interests in newspaper and magazine publications and television and radio broadcasting. Leading newspaper publications in the New Vision stable include The New Vision, Saturday Vision, Sunday Vision, Rupiny and ETOP; leading magazine publications include Bride & Groom, Flair for Her, Bukedde, Bukedde Lwamukaaga, Bukedde Ku Ssande and Kampala Sun. The company oversees online publications, including sites that advertise jobs, services and activities. New Vision operates a platform for bulk SMSes, polling and aggregation. Radio stations in the media group include XFM, Bukedde FM, Radio West, Radio Rupiny, Etop Radio, and Arua One FM; and free-to-air television channels such as Bukedde TV, TV West, and Urban TV. Its commercial division prints books, annual reports, diaries, calendars and other products corporate stationary needs. Its marketing services division offers expertise in social media and media research services which includes managing online campaigns and organised events. New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is the oldest publishing house and commercial printer in Zimbabwe with interests in print media, broadcasting and digital publishing. Known as ZimPapers, the company is the proprietor of Zimbabwe’s leading national and regional newspapers which includes nine newspaper titles, two magazines and one regional newspaper which is a joint venture with a Namibian publisher. Well-known newspapers in its product offering include The Herald, Chronicle, H-Metro and The Manica Post, aswell as two Sunday newspapers; The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News. Zimbabwe Newspapers has ventured into magazine and digital publishing with BH24 which is a prime daily business bulletin targeted at top business executives; and ZimTravel covers tourism in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. A corporate printing division produces books, labels, security documents, diaries and calendars, and an origination service. Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ugly Scenes As Spain Fail To Automatically Qualify For RWC 2019

first_imgRomanian referee has to be escorted from the field after angry Spain’s loss to Belgium hands Romania a World Cup place LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS QUALIFIED! @RugbyRomania have qualified as Europe 1 in Pool A after @ferugby lost out 18-10 to @BelgianRugby in the Rugby Europe Championship pic.twitter.com/eqPa5vyt0a— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) March 18, 2018There have been suggestions on social media that Spain had asked for a change in officials ahead of the game: This is getting interesting. It seems Spain might requested a change off ref before today’s game. We haven’t heard the last of this story…. https://t.co/VCn8WqAc0Z— Brendan gallagher (@gallagherbren) March 18, 2018The appointment of match officials for this competition are handled by Rugby Europe, rather than World Rugby. It is understood that Rugby Europe will review the match, as is established practice, and only after any findings are made public may World Rugby comment.Romania now head into Pool A at the World Cup, alongside hosts Japan, Six Nations champions Ireland, Scotland and whoever wins the final play-off place – which, as mentioned above, could be Spain.Related: Ireland win Six Nations Grand SlamSad sight: Players of Spain and of Belgium come together (Getty Images)What makes this all the more noteworthy is that last week Romania boss Lynn Howells stepped down from his position when it looked like the Romanians would miss out on automatic qualification. After making the call, Howells said: “It was not an easy decision to take. The last five years have been very beautiful, there have been many years of beautiful sporting adventure with a beautiful team. Ugly Scenes As Spain Fail To Automatically Qualify For RWC 2019What could have been a momentous occasion descended into distressing scenes as Spanish rugby players confronted and attempted to grab Romanian referee Vlad Iordăchescu following their 18-10 loss to Belgium in the Rugby Europe Championship. A win for Spain would have seen Los Leones qualify automatically for Rugby World Cup 2019, but in losing that honour falls to Iordăchescu’s compatriots, Romania.In the aftermath of the tight match in which some of the Spaniards felt tight calls went the way of the hosts, Iordăchescu had to be escorted from the pitch as players from the losing side surged towards him.Spain’s scrum-half Guillaume Rouet is clearly seen trying to grab the referee while back-row Pierre Barthere is seen ironically clapping the match official, before the two sides come together in a melee.center_img Boiling over: Spanish players confront the referee after the Belgium defeat (Getty Images) The loss means that Los Leones must now play Portugal later in the year, in a decider to see who faces Samoa for a place at the World Cup in Japan in 18 months. If Spain win the first tie but lose the second, they will then go into a repechage with Canada, an African side and an Asia/Oceania side. If Spain go on to beat Samoa, they will be in Romania’s group at the World Cup.Ironic clap: Pierre Barthere aims his gesture at the Romanian official (Getty Images)Following this result, Spain captain Jaime Nava spoke to Radio Marca about any external factors in the result. He went on to say:  “I don’t want to think that rugby (has been pre-arranged) to put us out. When we were assigned Romanian officials, we were shocked. But this is rugby, the values are assumed.“For sure, today rugby has lost.”Related: Rugby was front page news in SpainNava did confront the ugly scenes, saying that: “I would like to apologise for what happened with the referee. The image at the end of the game does not represent the sport nor the values of this team. It must be understood however, we’ve lost part of our dream.” “I enjoyed working and co-ordinating a team that always wanted the victory and was always dedicated to the goal. I wish the team a lot of success, a further increase in the game and the best possible evolutions.”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Police recover skull of ‘The Crusader’ stolen from Dublin church

first_img Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Police recover skull of ‘The Crusader’ stolen from Dublin church Anglican Communion Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] The police service in the Republic of Ireland has recovered the mummified head of The Crusader, which had been stolen from the crypt of a Dublin church last month. The head, along with another skull, were taken from the crypt of St Michan’s Church in Dublin over the weekend of Feb. 23 to 25. This week a police spokesperson said that “the items were recovered as a result of information that came into the possession of the investigating [police].”Read the full article here. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Mar 7, 2019 Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

Magician Keith to appear at Limerick wedding

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMagician Keith to appear at Limerick weddingBy Editor – December 14, 2017 2042 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleHurlers turn their hand to boxing at ‘Fight Night’Next articleBeyond the neon runes Editor Twitter WhatsApp TAGSKeith BarrylimerickmagicianRay D’ArcySt Camillus’ Hospitalwedding Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Magician Keith BarryEarlier this week, listeners to the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ radio heard about a couple getting married tomorrow in a Limerick Registry Office.The couple are not telling their families and one of them wrote to the programme asking for two witnesses to join them tomorrow so that their wedding could go ahead.The email stated: “Hi Ray, I am really hoping you can help me. My partner and I are getting married in Limerick registry office this Friday at St Camillus’ Hospital unbeknownst to our family and friends. It’s on at 2.30pm. The two witnesses we have are now unable to join us on Friday.  Is there any chance you might have two listeners free on Friday afternoon for approx an hour or less who could help us?Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They just have to be over 18 and need to bring ID that’s shows their date of birth (passport or driving licence). Many many thanks in advance. P.S. please do not mention my name in case family or that is listening”.After the message was broadcast,  there was a great response from the listeners and the production team came up with two witnesses, Karen and Jim.However magician Keith Barry was also in the studio and he is scheduled to be in Limerick tomorrow. He said that all going well, he’ll be at the wedding too!“I’m in Limerick tomorrow. I’ve a mad schedule but if I can do it, I will turn up and be a part of the ceremony,” he added.More local news here WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Patrons’ Drive kicks off arts season

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Email the author All TAC calendar events are performed at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University. Admission is charged for all performance with the exception of the Southeastern Alabama Community Band, which closes out the TAC’s calendar season in May.To become a TAC Patron of the Arts, call 334-670-2287. For more information about the TAC, visit www.troyartscouncil.com. A large gathering of patrons of the arts at The Studio Monday night is an indication that the arts are alive and well in Troy.Dr. William Denison, president of the Troy Arts Council, said that his organization’s annual Patron’s Reception was again a great success as familiar and new faces came together in support of the arts. And for good reason.The TAC traditionally offers the best ticket in town with its annual Calendar of Events. Denison said the Troy Arts Council was organized in 1972 as a non-profit educational organization.“The TAC was established to aid, encourage advise and correlate activities that promote the cultural arts in Troy and Pike County and to integrate these activities into the total life of the area,” Denison said.The TAC achieves that goal, in part, through its annual calendar of events which this year includes a variety of programs from pianists to fiddlers, from opera to chamber music.“We bring performers from across the country but we also feature local talent,” Denison said. “Shelia Jackson and Company and the Southeastern Community Band are two very popular calendar events. This season, we also will bring Les Arts Florrisant, which is a Troy University production, to the stage and the Troy University Percussion will perform with world class percussionists Bob Becker and Russell Hartenberger.” Patrons’ Drive kicks off arts season By Jaine Treadwell Print Article The Patrons’ season tickets come in different levels of support and offer a season of quality performance entertainment at a very affordable price.Patron support with season tickets begins at the Supporter level, $75 to $100 and includes one season ticket. Patron level is from $101 to $175 and includes two season tickets. Grand Patron support is from $175 to $250 and includes three season tickets. The Benefactor level is from $251 to $400 and includes four season tickets. Grand Benefactor support is $401 and above and includes six tickets.Friends of the TAC contribute $25 to $74 but season tickets are not included. Student tickets are $25 with an ID. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Monday, August 29, 2011 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like TAC to start Patrons Drive The Troy Arts Council will kick off its Patrons Drive with a reception from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Monday… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

He+ dominance in the plasmasphere during geomagnetically disturbed periods: 1. Observational results

first_imgObservations made by the DMSP 1710 satellite during the recovery phase from geomagnetic disturbances in June 1991 show regions of He+ dominance around 830 km altitude at 09:00 MLT. These regions are co-located with a trough in ionisation observed around 55degrees in the winter hemisphere. Plasma temperature and concentration observations made during the severe geomagnetic storm of 24 March 1991 are used as a case study to determine the effects of geomagnetic disturbances along the orbit of the F10 satellite. Previous explanations for He+ dominance in this trough region relate to the part of the respective flux tubes that is in darkness. Such conditions are not relevant for this study, since the whole of the respective flux tubes are sunlit. A new mechanism is proposed to explain the He+ dominance in the trough region. This mechanism is based on plasma transport and chemical reaction effects in the F-region and topside ionosphere, and on the time scales for such chemical reactions. Flux tubes previously depleted by geomagnetic storm effects refill during the recovery phase from the ionosphere as a result of pressure differences along the flux tubes. Following a geomagnetic disturbance, the He+ ion recovers quickly via the rapid photoionisation of neutral helium, in the F-region and the topside. The recovery of the O+ and H+ ions is less rapid. This is proposed as a result of the respective charge exchange reactions with neutral atomic hydrogen and oxygen. Preliminary model calculations support the proposed mechanism.last_img read more

Laura Linney

first_imgYou might not immediately be able to put a face to the name ‘Laura Linney’. And you wouldn’t be the only one, since despite a prolific film career spanning over a decade, and a wide range of prestigious award nominations, she rarely appears in the press unless in connection with her latest film or character. You’ll have a hard time trying to find Linney gracing the gossip pages of Heat magazine. Perhaps this is why I don’t instantly recognise her when introduced to her amongst a small group of people having a civilised cup of tea at the Randolph. Those who are unfamiliar with Linney’s filmography will most likely recognise her as “that American one from Love Actually”, or as Frasier Crane’s girlfriend, if you were still watching Frasier by 2004.Linney’s career thus far has seen her working with some of the most well-respected artists in Hollywood, in a host of highly influential films, and yet she remains surprisingly level-headed and approachable. Interviewers in the past have noted how Linney frequently makes sure to introduce herself personally to everyone present, and our interview does not prove an exception. Standing to shake hands with each flustered student that arrives to meet her, she remains unwaveringly friendly and, much to my relief, wholly unpatronising. We begin with small talk about malfunctioning Dictaphones, as I attempt to set mine up, before I enquire whether she’s managed to visit some of the more picturesque Oxford Colleges – ‘I would have’, she says sadly, ‘but they’re closed to the public, so I sort of peeked in through the gate and tried to get a sneak look in’. I consider pointing out that she’d find it relatively easy to use her celebrity status to get a private tour, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that such antics wouldn’t be her style.A brief glance at the films Linney has featured in over the last decade reveals real variation in the projects she chooses to take on. From the unnerving thriller ‘The Mothman Prophecies’, to quirky blockbuster ‘The Truman Show’, or even the Edith Wharton classic ‘The House of Mirth’, Linney refuses to restrict herself to one genre, no matter how successful she may prove to be within it. She denies sticking to any sort of overall ‘game plan’ when selecting roles, believing that having such a fixed career path and setting out to prove oneself to the public is often counterproductive. ‘When actors choose their own material, I think it’s a little dangerous because there’s some personal agenda there that’s at work that isn’t necessarily very good for the material’. She may well have a point. It’s often painfully obvious when actors take on a particularly controversial role merely for the sake of publicity (‘Eyes Wide Shut’ anyone?), or veer towards films they believe have ‘Oscar winning potential’ (think gay cowboy dramas and the like). This is a technique which can go horribly wrong, with actors choosing parts which they simply can’t pull off. ‘You can see some people choosing something that just doesn’t work, and you can tell they did it because they wanted to be sexier, or there was some need to prove a side of their personality…’ Yet Linney seems to avoid falling into this trap, genuinely choosing projects based on their artistic worth, or how much they interest her. Such an attitude certainly involves making sacrifices – for her role in the low-budget film You Can Count On Me, released in 2000, she received the union minimum wage of $10,000, but was rewarded in return with her first Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress. She received a second nomination a few years later, this time for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Kinsey, in which she played the eponymous sex psychologist’s wife, opposite Liam Neeson. This approach to her career may explain why she’s been involved in such a wide range of different films, and successfully avoided being typecast. So what persuades her to take on a new project? Unsurprisingly, ‘nine times out of ten it’s the script and what potential the script holds. Then there’s director or actors. There has to be one of those three elements. If there are two of the three then that’s pretty good…’ So has she ever been involved in something with all three elements? The response is instantaneous – ‘Yes. Mystic River, because that had a great script, Clint Eastwood and Sean Penn. Didn’t take long to figure that one out.’Her immense enthusiasm for these films, evident in the warmth with which she talks about them, undoubtedly results in intense dedication to the project in hand. Listening to Linney describe how she manages to cope with the disjointed way of filming a movie, out of chronological order, gives you a particularly clear insight into her approach to acting. ‘A lot of times, I’ll take a big piece of cardboard and I’ll make charts and lists and graphs, and I do all sorts of “mad scientist” things so if I do a scene, I can see where it falls in sequence.’ This science metaphor seems appropriate here, since Linney’s approach to the development of her character seems almost mathematical – ‘if I know something in scene five has to hit in scene sixty, I need to set it up properly. If I’m, doing scene 59 and there was something that I did in scene 7 that relates to that, I have to remember what happened.’ Award shows and glamour aside, Linney clearly takes each role very seriously. As an actress, she doesn’t like to anticipate, in the long term, where her career might take her, preferring, as she puts it, ‘the unexpected things in life – that’s just the life of an actor.’ As such, when I enquire as to what her dream role would be, she is adamant that she can’t bring herself to try and imagine it. ‘You know, I can’t answer that, because I don’t think that way. I wish I did. I really wish I could think that way. It would make my life, and probably my agent’s life much easier, but part of the fun for me is not knowing what’s around the corner’. Indeed, her career has been far from one-track, with Linney eager to switch, at least temporarily, from film to television when given the opportunity, most notably in a recurring role on Frasier, for which she won her second Emmy award. ‘The thing that was so interesting, and the reason I did it, was that I know absolutely nothing about the sitcom’. The experience, she says, was completely different to any of her previous projects, and highly liberating – ‘you have to be willing to be very flexible, because things change constantly… you really have to be as free and as easy as you possibly can be, and not let yourself be thrown by anything. You have to go into sitcoms with a real sense of joy.’On the other end of the spectrum, Linney’s appearances on Broadway have seen her tackle highly serious dramas, most noticeably Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, in which she and Liam Neeson, in their roles as Elizabeth and John Proctor, created an “emotional temperature that leaves you weak”, as one enthralled critic put it. When asked whether she’ll be gracing the boards of London’s West End in the near future, she insists that ‘anywhere I’m invited to in theatre I would pretty much show up’, (take note, budding student directors) and admits that she’s hoping to make a return to the stage before long. Linney genuinely seems to revel working within a large cast of characters, be it on the stage or in front of the camera. Speaking about ‘Love Actually’ she admits to finding the experience a hugely positive one – ‘I loved being around all those people, I loved the ensemble feel, that one producer would do something and then pass the baton to the next producer. It was this sort of collage of little things, and you were just a small part of something much bigger.’As the interview draws to a close, I ask her what she’s going to be talking about at the Union, and the reply is unsurprisingly modest – ‘mostly it’ll probably be more Q & A, just where I think I can be more helpful… just seeing what students are wondering about’. At this she stands once more to greet her next eager visitor. One presumes she must get rather tired of this process, after a decade in the spotlight, but if she does then she certainly doesn’t let it show.last_img read more