Gerda Stevenson

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Gerda Stevenson is a Scottish actress, director and writer, described by The Scotsman in 1999 as "Scotland's finest actress". She has played a vast range of parts in the theatre, including both Desdemona and Lady MacBeth, and has appeared in many television dramas. She was Murren's mother in the Mel Gibson film Braveheart, and her voice is familiar to listeners of British radio, as a reader of short stories and adaptations. In particular, she has performed several poems and songs by Robert Burns for the BBC. As a writer she has adapted a number of works for radio: Self-Control by Mary Brunton in which Gerda played the part of Laura Montreville; For the Love of Willie by Agnes Owens in which Gerda played the part of Liza; The Heart of Midlothian by Sir Walter Scott for BBC Radio 4, nominated for a Sony Award in 2008, in which Gerda played the part of the heroine Jeanie Deans; and most recently Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. She has written radio plays including: Island Blue, Secrets: The Punter's Tale, Secrets: The Escort's Tale and The Apple Tree. She directed the Afternoon Play The Price of a Fish Supper.
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