I’ve previously dipped my toes into the world of it via my theatre life, having worked with theatre directors who also straddle the opera world.This has made it less foreign to me, but now, with Mozart, I feel much more of an affinity with it. Photograph by Nicole Nodland " data-medium-file=" data-large-file=" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-38339" src="// alt="Saffron Burrows.At the age of 15, Burrows found herself taking a dip in the world of fashion, when she caught the eye of fashion photographer Beth Boldt.
Photograph by Nicole Nodland What was is it like suddenly plunging into a modelling career at the age of 15, and modelling for big name brands? I was approached in Covent Garden one day and events occurred quickly. I remember the feeling was a combination of exhilaration and bewilderment.Burrows is a campaigner for disabled rights and equality.For a number of years, Burrows was involved with film director Mike Figgis; she starred in some of his films, including Miss Julie.She’s played a wide range of roles including Gustav Kilmt’s love interest opposite John Malkovich in art-house biopic Kilmt; fighting off genetically engineered sharks as a scientist in Deep Blue Sea; and even playing the role of a mobster’s wife in crime flick Gangster No.1.Her most coveted film role to date, and perhaps the role she is most recognized for, is her character as Trojan Princess Andromache in the hugely successful historical adventure-thriller Troy, alongside Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom.And films were not in my English orbit, with the exception of Ken Loach and Terence Davies, whose work really moved me when I was not yet a teenager. I couldn’t believe how many people there were on a set to have a conversation with. They took it in turns to stay up with me, sitting in the kitchen drinking tea all night. Photograph by Nicole Nodland " data-medium-file=" data-large-file=" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-38342" src="// alt="Saffron Burrows.