How did you get into acting, was there a particular performance you saw that resonated with you? When I was a child I was always putting on some sort of show for my parents. Writing songs and making my cousins perform them much to their embarrassment. I think it was when my mum took me to see phantom of the opera that I realised you could actually perform for a living. I remember crying the whole way through the show because I was so happy. Anyway long story short I ended up winning the amateur one and then to my absolute shock I won the professional one too. She was an absolute dream to play. I actually never really trained, I went to Arts Educational for a few months before I did the Voice of Musical Theatre competition but with no scholarship I was finding it hard to pay the fees so I left when I won the competition and started working in the industry. Arts Ed is a wonderful place to train and I do wish I had had the opportunity to complete my years there.
Aimie Allen Atkinson born 5 June is an English stage actress and singer. Born and raised in Stevenage, by her mother Faith Allen and her father - Tom Atkinson - who played part-time in a rock band, which Atkinson would try to imitate. Whilst studying at Collenswood School , Stevenage, Atkinson was part of the Fusion Performing Arts group, and took part in many of their productions. After agreeing with a friend whilst studying at the Arts Educational School that both should apply to the BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre competition,  Atkinson was told that she could only apply for the amateur competition. After winning that, she joined a final competition against the final professional contestants - those with at least five years of stage experience - and also won that.
Way back, before the film was shot and before it became a love story between sex worker Vivian and wealthy businessman Edward eventually played by Richard Gere in the movie , Pretty Woman was originally conceived as a dark tale about drugs, class and sex work in a financially corrupt America, in which Vivian was eventually abandoned in an alley by Edward, and used the money he paid her to go to Disneyland with her friend. Its re-nosing as a modern-day fairy tale made the film a huge box office success that triggered a revival of romantic comedies, of which Roberts became a mainstay. There was scepticism when it was announced that the story would be returning as a musical, and it wildly split opinion on opening on Broadway in
I love my husband so much, but 40 years of loneliness has been more than difficult. I know people should not get married if they can't accept each other as they are. So when our children bring home a potential mate that has cultural, racial, religious or other big differences then our child, our concerns immediately flare up. Harmony will prevail if the husband appreciates the value of church service and attendance. I felt like I was 'on call' for when he would be available to see me. The big one is that under Mormon theology both of you must be believing, fully active members to live together in the afterlife. That my heavenly father hates my decision to marry my husband. Somehow I never believed any of that; I wanted a career and a small family and never believed religion was a way to identify good character.