Last week we announced the online release of Sir Richard Eyre's triple Olivier Award-winning West End adaptation of Ghosts, written by one of the greatest playwrights of the 19th-century, Henrik Ibsen.

This week, Lesley Manville, who this year won Britain's most prestigious acting award - the Olivier Award for Best Actress - for her role as tragic protagonist Helene Alving in Ghosts, talks exclusively on camera to Digital Theatre Plus about how she prepared for such an intense role, the significance of the rehearsal process, and how director Sir Richard Eyre's award-winning adaptation relates the play's core values and ideas to a new and contemporary audience.

Invaluable for students studying Drama and English with a focus on acting - who better to give an insight into the life of an actor than this year's Olivier Award winner?

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