COMING TO A televisionscreen near you soon. Susan Vidler is The Woman In White,

and this time it’s personal. ‘I have to stop doing screaming roles, I really do,’ says the actress who perforated ear-drums in Trainspotting as the heroin-addicted mother whose baby dies.

‘Before I did the dead baby scene, they

E] kept saying, “DO you want to see the baby because it looks quite realistic and we don’t want you completely freaked out,” she remembers. ‘I said I would wait to see it on the first take. and that was such a mistake

H because I caught sight of the baby just before

the take. and l was really shocked. The model actually felt cold. and she had real hair and looked really like the little girls I had been

working with in the film.‘

Vidler has made a career of playing screwed up, tormented or just plain tragic characters. Before Alison in Trainspotting, she appeared in Cracker as a blind kidnapping

victim who is doused with petrol and threatened with a match by her attacker. In

It's all ghostly thrills and period frills on the set of TV drama BBC smanws satanic abuse drama, Flowers

The Woman In White. TARA FITZGERALD and Trainspotting's 0/ 7‘31? “its? [Shcdwaj the o . WOT CI‘ W10 a Cl‘ lSC OSCS a S

SUSAN VIDLER take time out from the shooting schedule. was sexually abused as a child. In Naked, she

Words: Eddie Gibb was a young homeless woman sleeping rough

in Soho. trying to restrain her barking mad

Dressed to impress: This Life's Andrew Lincoln shows Tara Fitzgerald (centre) and Justine Waddell his masterful side

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